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Keyboard Spotting

Protomic DataStealth

The Protomic DataStealth is an elusive monoblock split from the '90s, designed by Benjamin Rossen.

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Midway battle station

An actual battle station from the USS Midway Museum. Posted by yagtechceo.

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Fujitsu Oasys

It seems Fujitsu made ALPS keyboards. An Oasys spotted by by May_1.

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Compaq Plus Portable

A nice review of a Compaq Plus Portable (1983) by Dmitrii Eliuseev.

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Dolch PAC 586

A nice Dolch PAC 586 found and saved by Bakedprawns.

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Memorex 2051

A gorgeous Memorex 2051 terminal keyboard spotted by TechManPrieto.

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Victor Vicky V9000

A beautiful luggable Victor Vicky V9000 found by yesman_85's parents.

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Grid Compass II

A Grid Compass from the Space Shuttle – spotted by herronious.

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SKALA computer system

The Soviet SKALA was the process computer for the RBMK Nuclear Reactor at Chernobyl NPP.

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IBM SCAMP

The classy IBM SCAMP was a prototype to showcase the APL programming language (1973).

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Old sci-fi or futuristic office

Is this ergonomic workplace from an old Soviet sci-fi or an exhibition back in 1969?

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ADDS Viewpoint A2

An ADDS Viewpoint A2 acquired by Eragaurd.

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Tektronix 4014-1

A battered Tektronix 4014-1 computer terminal spotted by Jaceveldhuis.

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Aesthedes 2

The only known working Aesthedes in the world. A CAD/CAM system from 1985, whizzi worked for nearly a year to get it to this state.

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Canon Cat

Canon Cat is a task-dedicated desktop computer released by Canon Inc. in 1987.

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E3B Aircraft Alphanumeric Entry Device

Naval Air AAAP1000 AWACS Alpha-Numeric Entry Device picked up by glenndrives at an auction.

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Leeds & Northrup Max1

A cool control station terminal spotted by jacksonh22.

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ABB IH512EN keyboard

An ABB branded keyboard with some extra keys. Spotted by BoBxDoll.

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Chaffey College Apple-1

A rare Apple-1 from 1976-1977 in koa wood case is on sale. Starting bid: $200,000.

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Old terminal in an abandoned factory

An unknown terminal model found by jacksonh22 in an abandoned factory.

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Luggable computers rock

Rossenheimer thought folks will appreciate the unidentified luggable computer his boss brought to the office.

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Heathkit H89

A Heathkit H89 from 1979, running an ASCII version of Space Invaders. Acquired by glencanyon.

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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.

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Keyboard of a Soviet ICBM silo

The mechanical launch button of a Soviet ICBM silo over 100 feet below the surface. Posted by MaximumBasis9326.

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Fujitsu Micro-8

Akabander plans to recreate a Fujitsu Micro-8 keyboard.

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