Artifact Details

Title

ASCII Keyboard and Encoder

Catalog Number

X691.86

Type

Physical object

Date

Aug. 1977

Manufacturer

Lancaster, Don

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 7442 on top left IC.
Other number AY5-2376 on top left IC.

Dimensions

2 x 12 x 5 1/2 in.

Description

The first reliable low cost combined ASCII keyboard and encoder for the electronic hobbiest. Widely used with TV Typewriters and early personal computer boards. Reliable full travel mechanical keyswitches combined with one of the earliest NMOS LSI full case keyboard encoder. Used a single circuit board for economy.

Category

I/O: keyboard

Lot Number

X691.86