Time to dig out some of my DEC XX2247 keys

Mike Stein mhs.stein at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 13:50:09 CDT 2015

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Murphy" <rick at rickmurphy.net>
To: "Pete Turnbull" <pete at dunnington.plus.com>; 
<General at classiccmp.org>; 
<"Discussion at classiccmp.org:"@classiccmp.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Time to dig out some of my DEC XX2247 

> At 08:51 PM 7/15/2015, Pete Turnbull wrote:
>>To the best of my knowledge, there are only 
>>three keys: the tubular XX2247 which is used on 
>>most -8s and -11s including my 8/es and 11/34, 
>>the one that looks like a filing cabinet key 
>>used on just a few machines (all keyed alike), 
>>and the plastic "key" used on later Vaxen as 
>>well as the 11/24 - albeit in a variety of 
>>colours of plastic.
> There's also a XX3651 used on some PDP-11 
> models.
> I have both that and the XX2247 in mint 
> condition. :)
>         -Rick

----- Reply -----

FWIW, before they went to the funky flat keys with 
dimples on the side Cromemco also used tubular ACE 
keys; AFAIK they were all the same, number XX4306.


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