Serial keyboards

Pete Lancashire pete at
Wed Jun 7 08:09:43 CDT 2017

I'm a Teletype collector.  I was told of someone who got two machines from
an estate. After tracking down and getting a hold of said person, he had
behind his garage a pile of the Teletypes and typewriters, on all of them
the keytops were ripped off and the machines left for scrap rusting away
while awaiting a trip to a scrap yard.

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 11:51 PM, Eric Smith via cctalk <
cctalk at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 3:48 PM, Guy Sotomayor Jr via cctalk <
> cctalk at> wrote:
> > Yes, I’ve been dealing with the morons who strip the keyboards off of
> (now
> > rare) IBM 327x terminals,
> > cut the connectors off and wire them up to PS/2 or USB.  May they burn in
> > hell.
> >
> I have an IBM 1389194, which is a 122-key model M, apparently for a 3192 G
> series terminal, with APL keycaps. I do not have such a terminal; someone
> else separated the keyboard from it.  I wouldn't mind getting a 3192
> terminal, but I'm not willing to spend much money on one.
> I'm converting it into a USB keyboard, but I'm doing it in a fully
> reversible manner.  If I burn in hell, I hope it's not because of modifying
> this keyboard.
> Eric
> "Why this is hell, nor am I out of it."
> - Christopher Marlowe, The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor
> Faustus

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