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Keyboard Spotting

Hottek 1KB101 keyboard

A Hottek 1KB101 keyboard with HTK switches – reviewed by Chyrosran22.

Sony BKE-9400A

Cipulot posted some photos of his latest find: an electro-capacitive Sony BKE-9400A.

Vintage aviation keyboard

Loitering_Potato posted his find and commenters tried to figure out what this is.

Tesla Consul 259.6

A Tesla Consul 259.6 keyboard from a Soviet mainframe computer terminal – restored and posted by chernobyl_dude

Smith-Corona Ultrasonic

What do you think the term "Ultrasonic" in the name of this Smith-Corona electric typewriter model stands for?

CDS Topre

A Japanese Topre board manufactured by CDS with an interesting layout – posted by May_1.

Luxor ABC77

A 1984 Luxor ABC77 keyboard from the Swedish army posted by sadolf.

Cromemco C-10 keyboard

This awesome-looking 1982 Cromemco C-10 was posted by WonderSausage.

Kontron PSI 80 keyboard

I bought this cute vintage 60% Kontron PSI 80 a few weeks ago and decided it's time to clean it, investigate its interior, and share some photos.

Dynalogic Hyperion

This gorgeous Dynalogic Hyperion, a Canadian luggable from the early '80s, was posted by snuci.

Fujitsu leaf spring

Salvaged by NintendoDuck from a recycling center: a cool Fujitsu keyboard of unknown origin.

Type-Writing Machine, 1879

The first(?) steno machine patented by Miles M. Bartholomew in 1879.

IBM 5100

The IBM 5100 is one of the many "first" portable computers (1975). Shared by Crul_.

CPT Phoenix Jr

The elusive CPT Phoenix Jr word processor keyboard spotted by catsontuesday.

KT-Y1 keyboard

The КТ-У1 is a reed-switch keyboard from Soviet times – posted by psych_1337.

Grass Valley Sabre Edit

This is a Sabre Edit video editor by Grass Valley Group. Posted by iaakki.

IBM CANPOS

Sharktastica posted an IBM CANPOS (Compact Alphanumeric Point Of Sale) keyboard with a pointing stick.

Datadesk LittleFingers

After buying a Datadesk LittleFingers LF-2100 keyboard, FansForFlorida posted an informative gallery.

1970s Cortron keyboard

A gorgeous Cortron keyboard with ITW magnetic valve switches made for Sperry Univac systems. Posted by catsontuesday.

Lighting controller cyberdeck

A portable DMX lighting controller posted by aleigh9812.

Siemens Unity 2

A pimped-up Siemens Unity 2 "Super Silent Keyboard" posted by catsontuesday.

Fairlight MFX3 Plus

The Fairlight MFX3 Plus is a dedicated hardware designed to handle 24 tracks of recording live.

HP 9845

The HP 9845, Hewlett Packard's flagship from 1977, and the first "workstation".

Severance terminal

On the awesome-looking Lumon Industries terminal and keyboard, a custom prop from Severance with cool vintage vibe.

StenoWord

The StenoWord is a Japanese chorded keyboard for professionals doing subtitles for live broadcasts.

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