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Hottek 1KB101 keyboard

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

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.

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.

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.

Type-Writing Machine, 1879

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

5-year anniversary for Keebio

Keebio turned 5 this month, and Danny put together a timeline with all their keyboard releases.

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.

1970s Cortron keyboard

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

HP 9845

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

Dick Smith Cat

A Dick Smith Cat a.k.a. VTech Laser 3000 repaired and posted by lizardb0y.

Mariupol computer museum destroyed

Dmitry Cherepanov's private museum of retro computers in Mariupol, Ukraine, has been destroyed.

TypeMatrix

This TypeMatrix may be the first keyboard using the term "ortholinear". (Not the first ortho one ofc.)

The Planck debate

An interesting insight into the early history of the Planck, synonym for the 4x12 ortho.

Rockwell AIM-65

Rockwell AIM-65 with a built-in keyboard and a 20-character display, released in 1978.

Fluke 1720A keyboard

R009k saved a vintage Fluke 1720A Programmer Keyboard from getting thrown out.

Teletype Model 33

The Teletype Model 33, an electromechanical teleprinter from the '60s with actual cylinders as its keys.

Osborne Executive

The Osborne Executive portable computer was widely blamed for the company's subsequent bankruptcy.

Sony Hit-Bit HB-F1XD

The Sony Hit-Bit HB-F1XD is probably the coolest looking home computer ever made.

Ballpoint typewriters

Typewriters from the '80s that used small ball point pens to draw text and graphics.

2001 vs 2010 - A Story in Keyboards

Wyvyrn reflects on keyboards in movies 2001: A Space Odyssey and its sequel, 2010: The Year We Make Contact.

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