Canon Typewriter Keyboards

juspek

30 Jan 2021, 13:19

Another Canon typewriter with Alps Cream switches. There are actually switches below those blank keycaps, so AP210X seems to have same keyboard as AP360.
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pngu

06 Mar 2021, 14:58

Got this fella today - German-Language AP560.

Really funky mix of SKCP, SKCP Double Action, SKCL Green, and even... SKCL Double Action. Note how they used an SKCL Green without LED top left, but then for some reason have SKCL Double Action bottom right.

Still, this is largely in line with what I expected based on subcat's 2017 post.
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headphone_jack

06 Mar 2021, 17:41

pngu wrote:
06 Mar 2021, 14:58
Got this fella today - German-Language AP560.

Really funky mix of SKCP, SKCP Double Action, SKCL Green, and even... SKCL Double Action. Note how they used an SKCL Green without LED top left, but then for some reason have SKCL Double Action bottom right.

Still, this is largely in line with what I expected based on subcat's 2017 post.
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Very very impressive. I would offer to buy if I wasn't so broke!

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shallot

07 Mar 2021, 01:36

pngu wrote:
06 Mar 2021, 14:58
Note how they used an SKCL Green without LED top left, but then for some reason have SKCL Double Action bottom right.
This makes sense - I have an AP360 with SKCM Cream and the assortment of various switches on the side panels. They only used double action switches for the double action keys, all single action (LED or not) were SKCL green. I assume the SKCL Double Action were significantly more expensive. The key in question is the Cursor Forward key, so holding that down would essentially enable key repeat for it

juspek

09 Mar 2021, 16:10

That is a really nice find! With such rare switches. BTW, if you are going to desolder switches, would you consider selling the green ones? I have some greens but not yet enough for keyboard and would like to buy some more.

Burton

11 Mar 2021, 17:11

A keyboard for ages! Try erasing the letters on it, just like on ordinary modern keyboards!

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shallot

24 Mar 2021, 16:19

Bought an AP810. Will update this thread when it arrives.

Tahoma

24 Mar 2021, 17:32

Interesting! I wonder what kind of switches my 1980's era Brother electric typewriter had in them (lost the typewriter in a divorce so can't check).

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shallot

01 Apr 2021, 01:32

AP810 is SKCM Cream and SKCL Green. No weird double action switches.

juspek

01 Apr 2021, 09:01

shallot wrote:
01 Apr 2021, 01:32
AP810 is SKCM Cream and SKCL Green. No weird double action switches.
Thanks for sharing the info. Could you still share a picture? Canon machines have so many different kind of keyboards, so it is easier to identify with picture.

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shallot

02 Apr 2021, 01:50

Sorry, I was waiting to strip it down - here we go:
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juspek

02 Apr 2021, 11:09

Thanks a lot! I Old typewriters are such good switch donors for keyboard projects :)

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Myoth

04 Apr 2021, 18:27

I unfortunately don't have any new discoveries to share, but I figured I'd give notice of what I've done with the Canon page : I added a bunch of information since it used to be all over the place and wasn't up-to-date. I wanted to added a basic indentification guide but I realised it had nothing to do with Canon as a brand anymore, so I created a new page for all of this typewriter stuff.

wiki/Canon_typewriters

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Myoth

04 Apr 2021, 18:50

I'll just make a few educated guesses on the models below :

AP-200, my guess is SKFF
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AP-300, my guess is SKCM Cream
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AP-550, my guess is SKFF
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AP-610, my guess is SMK Inverse Cross Mount
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AP-800, my guess is SMK Inverse Cross Mount
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AP-8100, my guess is SMK Inverse Cross Mount
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zrrion

04 Apr 2021, 19:23

AP-200, my guess is SKFF
More likely to be SKCC.
AP-300, my guess is SKCM Cream
SKCC for sure, check the round centered lock lights
AP-550, my guess is SKFF
This one is correct and AFAIK so are the SMK ones listed

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Myoth

04 Apr 2021, 19:29

zrrion wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 19:23
AP-200, my guess is SKFF
More likely to be SKCC.
zrrion wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 19:23
AP-300, my guess is SKCM Cream
SKCC for sure, check the round centered lock lights
ah, I didn't know there were SKCC in those, that makes definitely a lot more sense, thanks !!

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zrrion

04 Apr 2021, 19:37

there's a AP300-II that has alps common mount (don't know for sure which kind) which only has AP300 on the case, the lock lights and layout are different between them

juspek

05 Apr 2021, 19:40

Myoth wrote:
04 Apr 2021, 18:27
. . . so I created a new page for all of this typewriter stuff.

wiki/Canon_typewriters
Hey, this is great! Added couple of more to that wiki page:
AP160
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AP200
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AP350
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doomsday_device

09 Apr 2021, 00:40

got ap560 with skcp. gorgeous

the hunt for cream continues... :T
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