Time to dig out some of my DEC XX2247 keys

Ali cctalk at fahimi.net
Wed Jul 15 19:39:07 CDT 2015

> One size fits very many, but not all.  I know for sure that the PDP-
> 8/L, PDP-8/m, PDP-12, PDP-11/20, PDP-11/40, PDP-11/45 and VAX-11/780
> all use the same xx2247 key.  My PDP-11/24 has a silly plastic "anti
> static"
> key, but the xx2247 works there, too.  But my PDP-11/05 and GT40 use a
> different kind of more "normal looking" key.

Well at least he will get something for his $100... I always feel bad when I see people bidding on IBM 5170 keys... Those matched the lock they came with. I am sure IBM must have had only 10 or 20 models but I have never randomly been able to lock one of my machines with a random key... 

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