Ampex 220/Cherry G80-053571?


19 Apr 2012, 19:02

As I went home today I was wondering why a doubleshot Cherry key was lying in my doorway. I first thought it must had slipped out of my apartment, but all my Cherry DS were accounted for. I share the doorway with the caretaker, so I figured he had thrown some old tech stuff away, and I was right. I found this old thing lying in the electronics dumpster.
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Now, here comes the interesting part. The keys are a mixture of blank thick ABS caps (gray ones), white doubleshot, and also a few that appears to be thin dye-subs. I can't tell for sure though, but they don't look like they're pad-printed, and they appear to not have yellowed (number row and .,-*, maybe more). I'm currently cleaning the board, and will post more pictures when done.
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19 Apr 2012, 19:33


Better tell your neighbor about you hobbies!

Anyway, great find!

Please write a wiki article about it:
Cherry G80-0535

ps: it is G80-0535/1


19 Apr 2012, 20:04

Hmm, sure! :)

I'm gonna take a couple of better photos to use for it.

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Gasbag Guru

20 Apr 2012, 16:21

Those thin keycaps look like third party ones. Probably made by whoever distributed the board locally. It was probably a lot cheaper to make a few custom keycaps to localize the board layout rather than ordering a full run of boards from cherry.


04 May 2012, 09:51

there is a similar one ebay,

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