7 November 1983-2013 | 30 Years Cherry MX!

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7bit

06 Nov 2013, 20:19

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Cherry MX key module!
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Please use this thread to praise and glorify the Cherry MX switch, to celebrate its birthday!
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As a birthday present, the bot will give you a 5% rebate on all payments for CherryMX and Round5, until the 14th November!
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Halvar

06 Nov 2013, 20:31

TIME TO DANCE! :geek:

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Daniel Beardsmore

06 Nov 2013, 21:14

What's the provenance of that image with the alleged introduction date? It was posted here by yab, but is it recognised as legitimate? The MX patent is from 1983, but the wiki has introduction dates of 1984 for black and 1985 for Cherry MX, which cannot possibly be correct. Unfortunately none of this information is referenced back to any reliable sources.

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7bit

06 Nov 2013, 21:17

The picture above is a scan of a Cherry brochure, this is officioal enough for me!
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If it turns out, the date is off by a year, then we celebrate next year again!
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Daniel Beardsmore

06 Nov 2013, 23:16

Link to the brochure PDF?

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Halvar

06 Nov 2013, 23:22

Well 1983 seems to be right: http://www.cherry.de/MX/EN/index.html#!/mx

And as the year is almost over, tomorrow is as good as any day to celebrate Gunter Murmann & Guenter Bauer... :-D

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Broadmonkey
Fancy Rank

06 Nov 2013, 23:38

If we go by this image from Halvars link, then yes it says 1983, but I don't know if it's right since even the picture is faulty... or maybe they have made a new stem: the MX Black 'n Red!
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Daniel Beardsmore

06 Nov 2013, 23:43

That's a weird switch on that page — doubleshot slider?! Confused artist I imagine …

Basically we have massive gaps in our catalogue collection. While I can update the Cherry MX page to read 1983, what switch(es) also need that date updating? Was MX black the only one released originally? What was MX white's original product code, and is white type B also MX1A-E1xx?

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webwit
Wild Duck

07 Nov 2013, 00:47

So I started some research on Hirose Cherry aka Cherry Japan:
http://deskthority.net/wiki/HST
Please feel free to add to the stub.

They claim on their company history page that they started selling Cherry MX in October 1983. In Japan.

tinnie

07 Nov 2013, 03:18

As well as my birthday. :)

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Josh

07 Nov 2013, 03:33

tinnie wrote:As well as my birthday. :)
happy BD

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Game Theory
Mr. Despair

07 Nov 2013, 03:49

tinnie wrote:As well as my birthday. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDA Y

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Dubsgalore

07 Nov 2013, 06:43

Happy Birthday Cherry MX!

Happy Birthday Tinlad!

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7bit

07 Nov 2013, 08:03

tinnie wrote:As well as my birthday. :)
Today is your birthday, too?
:o

tinnie

07 Nov 2013, 09:19

7bit wrote:
tinnie wrote:As well as my birthday. :)
Today is your birthday, too?
:o
Yes. :)

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Halvar

07 Nov 2013, 09:27

Happy Birthday Tinnie!

tinnie

07 Nov 2013, 10:01

thanks guys and girls !

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Muirium
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07 Nov 2013, 10:21

Grats, Tintin. 7bit knows exactly what to get you for a present!

Speaking of which, that new avatar… why show us the one MX we can't buy? Are you giving us a sign?

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7bit

07 Nov 2013, 13:58

Now, it shows MXREDs. Want some?

edit:
MXGREEN with glowing pins!
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Muirium
µ

07 Nov 2013, 17:59

Hey, those greens you sent me didn't have glowing pins! I demand precious MXLOCKs in compensation! Or I could just use a flash too, I guess…

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