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Keyboard Spotting

Berthold Diatronic

This cool Berthold fototype diatronic typesetting machine was spotted by OnlineLion.

NEC M-System

The NEC M-System was a Japanese input method and a series of word processor keyboards introduced in 1983. Posted by wj-zhe.

Sakhr AX-170

The Sakhr AX-170 is a Z80-based MSX compatible computer from the '80s – posted by gymleader_brock.

Didaktik Gama

A Czechoslovakian Didaktik Gama spotted by themiracy.

Abekas A72

An Abekas A72 digital character generator spotted by drake9800.

Rolitron Rolco-60

The Rolco-60 by Rolitron was a dedicated microcomputer for currency exchange facilities in the early '90s.

Skidata

A nice Skidata keyboard with a layout combining 1800 and ortho – acquired by iyeetdog.

Chornobyl Control Room 3

An intriguing keyboard layout: Console in Chornobyl Control Room 3 posted by Hunor_Deak.

Cakeday inventory 2022

My annual photo shoot of my (mostly vintage) keyboard collection.

OG Cherry / Aftermarket Apple II/II+ Keyboard

Fizzgiggity posted a gorgeous aftermarket Apple II/II+ keyboard, his latest acquisition.

BBC Micro

Keybordle spotted a BBC Micro in London's science museum, giving an opportunity to mention its historic role.

Otrona 2001

The Otrona 2001 is a cool and rare vintage computer from 1984. Posted by Cerb-r-us.

ergoLogic

The unique ergoLogic keyboard with adjustable tenting angle – posted by datnarwhal4.

ESA keyboard

A keyboard from the ESA Director of Operations bench spotted by evil_noodles.

Tandberg Data

autonomouschair spotted a gorgeous Tandberg Data keyboard in the Oslo National Museum.

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

Luxor ABC77

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

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.

Dynalogic Hyperion

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

Cromemco C-10 keyboard

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

Fujitsu leaf spring

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

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