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Keyboard Spotting

Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter project

Found in a customer's garage by 209Diamondhander, this might be a build of Don Lancaster's TV Typewriter.

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MCM/70

The MCM/70 is a Canadian microcomputer from 1973 with one-line gas plasma display and dual cassette drives. Posted by reportcrosspost.

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Preh Commander AK 67

This Brüel & Kjær NP 0028 aka Preh Commander AK 67 was found by cdc_mkb in the attic of his employer.

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Matra Alice 90

The Matra Alice 90 is a French 8-bit computer first marketed in 1983. Posted by videoface.

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HP 264X keyboard

A mouthwatering HP 264X keyboard from 1974 reviewed by Chyrosran22.

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IBM 3278

Well, mrprofessor007 was supposed to buy a house, instead...

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Swiss Skidata keyboard

Manufactured by Tipro for Skidata. Posted by The_KogoroMouri.

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Bull Questar 200/210

Some nice boards found in an abandoned place in France. Shared by druka-grey.

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Chicony Kb-5160 with blue Alps

RedCowl80 got this nice Chicony Kb-5160 for free from a recycling center he frequents.

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Dell AT101W NOS

TerraElaya found this gorgeous Dell AT101W at a thrift store for $3.

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Electronic Control Systems display terminal T-03

A cool retro terminal spotted by TyrantFoxx in a Hugh Jeffreys video.

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IBM Model M5-2

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

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SE-Viewdata

ProgressivePear found a Viewdata terminal at work.

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The Luigi Colani office chair, 1970

The retrofuturistic Luigi Colani office chair features a built-in split Selectric-style typewriter.

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Reuters tear-down

A detailed write-up on the Reuters trading keyboard.

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Centurion terminal(?)

I hate when a single photo gets posted without context, but this Centurion looks gorgeous.

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Ergonomics of the 1880s

To put it mildly, this Hammond 12 typewriter with its "ideal" layout raises some questions.

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Hughes printing telegraph, 1860

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

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Chyron Duet

This Chyron battleship with Cherry Clears was saved by virulentvalor from being tossed out.

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TeleVideo terminal keyboard

FoxGaming spotted this vintage TeleVideo terminal keyboard with NMB Yellow Space Invader switches.

IBM System 32 5320

Wow! This beast is built into a desk and its "display" is a tractor feed printer. Shared by neetoday.

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Siemens linear accelerator keyboard

Do you need two keys to start your keyboard? K1LLAmanJARO spotted one.

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IBM 4683 POS matrix keyboard

The IBM 4683 POS matrix keyboard is an ortho from IBM - acquired by SharktasticA.

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Tandy Color Computer 3

A Tandy Color Computer 3 spotted by TTVmetalbassist1.

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Motorola KDT480

An old school police keyboard spotted by ya-best-beleeDat.

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