This Vydec 1800 was presented to the museum by Mr. Theodore Ritter of New York City. The Vydec and the Lextitron were the first word processors, followed closely by Wang. The Lexitron found favour with government applications while the Vydec revolutionised office practise in the city's legal profession at the time, and created the need for free-lance Vydec operators. Mr. Ritter was one of the last of these operators, and his machine may have been the last working Vydec in New York City.
In 1982 this system was being sold by the Exxon Office Systems Company for $12,200.