HUGE Cherry keyboard database

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Myoth

19 Mar 2019, 21:22

There is a lot of things the wiki/Cherry_article_numbers page doesn't answer, and I thought that it might be revealing to regroup our knowledge in a single spreadsheet with as many as possible Cherry keyboard we know. So far, 364 keyboards have been documented.

Here is the said spreadsheet : Heeeeere

As it is a huge database, it wouldn't be reasonable to just let everyone run free in it. So for now it's visible only, and if you have models to add, just comment them down below, and shoot me a pm with your email address and I'll add you in the sheet.

How to document your keyboard :
1) take a picture of the front
2) take a picture of the label on the back or of the label inside of the keyboard
3) take other pictures you might find necessary
4) upload them onto either a forum, or an image hosting site, imgur preferably

OR RESPOND TO THIS FORM (but I don't check the responses often, it's better to reply here or pm me :oops:) : HERE


I have to shout out the members that helped so far because god damn we've put out a lot of work :D

ENORMOUS thanks to : ball00n, DJSwayde, Drclick, hansichen, Lbibass, mike52787, mindgame, Noobmaen, subcat for their patience and their work.
Last edited by Myoth on 11 Sep 2020, 15:47, edited 4 times in total.

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Myoth

19 Mar 2019, 23:22

I've been suggested to make a form to ease the response I get

here you go : https://goo.gl/forms/OawTO4JYHcVypvon2

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

21 Mar 2019, 02:28

365 boards and counting! That's one for every day of the year. Let's keep going!

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subcat

21 Mar 2019, 02:33

let's gooooo

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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

21 Mar 2019, 03:23

If I only have some photos what I collected via Internet, it 's accept?

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subcat

21 Mar 2019, 04:48

quochung1989 wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 03:23
If I only have some photos what I collected via Internet, it 's accept?
that's fine as long as at least one of the photos show the article number

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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

21 Mar 2019, 06:20

subcat wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 04:48
quochung1989 wrote:
21 Mar 2019, 03:23
If I only have some photos what I collected via Internet, it 's accept?
that's fine as long as at least one of the photos show the article number
How is it?
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Tias

14 Apr 2019, 17:25

Hi, You've all done some really awesome work with this database. Hopefully I can contribute with something.

I happen to have a G80-3000 HGD, and I didn't find that particular model when I browsed through the spreadsheet. I might have missed it though.

Anyone know what the "G" might stand for in this case?
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Myoth

15 Apr 2019, 14:59

Tias wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 17:25
Anyone know what the "G" might stand for in this case?
this question is what started it all, for me at least, and with all of these keyboards put in the same place, I thought I would be able to tell ... but yet I still don't know what they mean :(

If you want to document it, I'll add you to the spreadsheet, just ask for permission from the spreadsheet itself :)

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Tias

15 Apr 2019, 19:47

Myoth wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 14:59
Tias wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 17:25
Anyone know what the "G" might stand for in this case?
this question is what started it all, for me at least, and with all of these keyboards put in the same place, I thought I would be able to tell ... but yet I still don't know what they mean :(

If you want to document it, I'll add you to the spreadsheet, just ask for permission from the spreadsheet itself :)
Great, I'll take some more pictures of the board, make a separate post for it and add the board to the spreadsheet after that :)

In the Cherry Article number page it is mentioned that the "G" could stand for a board having a shorter cable or coming with Mx Brown. I think I'll measure the length of the cable on the 3000 HGD as well. That way one can compare it to the length of a other 3000 boards and maybe also a 1000.

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Tias

25 May 2019, 12:07

428 boards in the list as of this moment, keep 'em coming guys. Also a small bump to this thread :)

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Myoth

24 Mar 2020, 17:03

31 prehistorical Cherry boards
77 pre-1000 series Cherry boards
84 1000 series Cherry boards
51 1800 series Cherry boards
173 3000 series Cherry boards
98 over 3000 series Cherry boards

over 500 total keyboards ! (514 exactly) keep the train going, document all the Cherry boards now that the quarantine is here to stay :mrgreen:

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Myoth

18 Aug 2020, 21:28

67 prehistorical Cherry boards
113 pre-1000 series Cherry boards
116 1000 series Cherry boards
59 1800 series Cherry boards
349 3000 series Cherry boards
120 over-3000 series Cherry boards

824 keyboards !
seems like the pandemic only helped the documentation of these precious Cherry keyboards, keep the enthusiasm going and take 15min to take pics of keyboards that aren't mentioned in the sheet ! Of course, thanks again to all of the people participating in this great community effort, check out their name in the "Credits" page ;)

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

22 Aug 2020, 01:33

nice

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LightningXI

10 Nov 2020, 05:15

I didn't keep track of this thread, but I've been using this resource for a while now and came here to say my thanks for maintaining it.

Rayndalf

07 Mar 2021, 02:27

Can't find a Cherry sticker, but PCB, switches and keycaps are Cherry, so it's got to be around here somewhere. I think it's from 1986, but all the documentation is in German :lol:

Also R5 spacebar :shock:

I... all these years of "every spacebar is R4" was a lie. I'm shaking right now.

Edit: the PCB number is 601-1232 Rev. B, but most of this old stuff has a G80-XXX(X) sticker somewhere.
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

07 Mar 2021, 09:24

Rayndalf wrote:
07 Mar 2021, 02:27
Can't find a Cherry sticker, but PCB, switches and keycaps are Cherry, so it's got to be around here somewhere. I think it's from 1986, but all the documentation is in German :lol:

Also R5 spacebar :shock:

I... all these years of "every spacebar is R4" was a lie. I'm shaking right now.

Edit: the PCB number is 601-1232 Rev. B, but most of this old stuff has a G80-XXX(X) sticker somewhere.
Have a look at this thread, same keyboard with a Blaupunkt instead of a Siemens branding:
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=5525
And here's what it was for:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildschirmtext

Of course the Cherry keycaps are a real thrill :o

Rayndalf

07 Mar 2021, 09:37

kbdfr wrote:
07 Mar 2021, 09:24
Rayndalf wrote:
07 Mar 2021, 02:27
Can't find a Cherry sticker, but PCB, switches and keycaps are Cherry, so it's got to be around here somewhere. I think it's from 1986, but all the documentation is in German :lol:

Also R5 spacebar :shock:

I... all these years of "every spacebar is R4" was a lie. I'm shaking right now.

Edit: the PCB number is 601-1232 Rev. B, but most of this old stuff has a G80-XXX(X) sticker somewhere.
Have a look at this thread, same keyboard with a Blaupunkt instead of a Siemens branding:
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=5525
And here's what it was for:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bildschirmtext

Of course the Cherry keycaps are a real thrill :o
What a gorgeous board. I love the one I have because I have it, but white and yellow on brown is just as stunning. I can't believe these boards are so old that they predate the G80 range, save for the stepped/ hat keys they look extremely modern.

One of the papers I got with mine mentions Blaupunkt. I imagine it's something similar to how the 3DO has branding for different companies involved.

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Myoth

19 Mar 2021, 23:15

2 years ago, I started with others this journey and it's been honestly one of the most fun projects I've been a part of in this community. I am super thankful for that :oops:

Thanks to everyone for helping me and others in this struggle to document the numerous keyboards Cherry has made since the 70s.

I'll refresh the numbers like I've did in the past :
72 prehistorical Cherry boards
126 pre-1000 series Cherry boards
127 1000 series Cherry boards
68 1800 series Cherry boards
380 3000 series Cherry boards
127 over-3000 series Cherry boards

900 keyboards ! This is getting cramped ... I think we should do something about that. More news on that later :mrgreen:

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