Keyboard Builders' Digest
GIVEAWAY // Phase 4: Sponsors sending out prizes.
Keyboard Builders' Digest / Keyboard Spotting

A battered Geac

Cute writing found by i_heart_lolis on a Geac 8340, an 80's library computer keyboard.

Cute writing I found on an 80's library computer keyboard takes communicating through the keyboard to the next level – i_heart_lolis.

As BillyBuerger points out, this is a Geac 8340 and there's a thread about this vintage keyboard model used in libraries on Deskthority.

The writing on the case says:

"This is like playing ATARI!"

Indeed, the arrow cluster on the right side resembles that of an Atari.

And finally, another photo with more Geac keyboards:

Geac 8340
Geac 8340

Published on Sat 31st Jul 2021. Featured in KBD #37 (source).


More

IBM Model M5-2

An IBM Model M5-2 with a cute little trackball. Posted by opalinemoth.

more



Reuters tear-down

A detailed write-up by dovenyi on the Reuters trading keyboard.

more


IBM Selectric Model 1

IBM Selectric Model 1 typewriter with sound test. Posted by josefquevedo.

more


TRS-80 Model 4

The TRS-80 Model 4 is the last Z80-based home computer family by Radio Shack, sold from April 1983 through late 1991. Posted by Tomegajones.

more


Hughes printing telegraph, 1860

The Hughes printing telegraph, the second "keyboard", was a huge improvement compared to its predecessor. Spotted by TheSemiHistorian.

more