Sometime in 1980 (or maybe 1981) my school district purchased its first batch of Apple II+ computers. I remember vividly they had absolutely no idea what to do with them, and so the machines were placed in what had been the typing lab — one day we were learning touch typing on IBM electric typewriters and the next day we were looking at a blinking cursor.
The hardware our specific school district purchased consisted of Apple II+ computers, each with a single floppy disk drive and a small (maybe 8″) black and white monitor. The monitor was almost a perfect cube with a metal case (painted grey-ish blue) and was mounted on two 1″ wide rectangular strips of metal painted Apple beige. As I remember it, the back of the monitor was greyish, possibly with controls for horizontal hold and vertical hold (although I am not sure of that anymore). The monitor may have had a handle on the top, but again I am uncertain.
I have no other details to go on except the image in my memory of what these systems looked like.
I am trying to identify the monitor and thought that maybe Apple (before offering its own line of monitors) might have picked a specific 3rd party monitor and bundled it with the computers when selling to schools.
Can anyone offer any insight into what make/model/manufacture this monitor might have been?
As always, the responses here on Retro are awesome — thanks everyone! — the Sanyo VM4209 and VM4509 are both very similar to my recollection, but I don't think either of them is the display I am remembering (although I will admit after 30 years I might have confused some details).