can anyone identify this terminal keyboard and pcb?
vintagecomputer at bettercomputing.net
Mon Aug 15 11:52:03 CDT 2016
I will confess that was me that bought that thing. I've become a bit of a keyboard aficionado ever since getting into my TVT project. Where they are of a certain vintage I collect them either just to enjoy as a visual piece or to use in some future project. $80 is up there but not at all unusual these days, esp. with the deskthority/geekhack guys all over this stuff.
I've tried nailing down what terminal it came from looking at hundreds of pictures but no dice. I didn't know about those frog terminals.. hah. Those things look like they belong as an accessory to an AMC Gremlin. :)
From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at classiccmp.org] On Behalf Of Al Kossow
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Subject: can anyone identify this terminal keyboard and pcb?
I think it may be a Courier. I bought the pcb, which has "C8080" on the sn label so I'm guessing it's Courier. Quite unusual with build-in modem. Will be dumping the eproms soon, hopefully some text strings in there. The seller ripped the terminals apart years ago for the 8080s and didn't rember the make/model, only that the case was two-tone.
He got a pretty penny for the crappy probably dead Keytronic foil/foam keyboard ($80)
Weird thing is it looks like a Lear-Sieger pcb design, with the Molex power connectors and the color/font of the markings on the silk-screen.
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