Artifact Details


Prototype "KeyMouse" keyboard

Catalog Number



Physical object


Key Tronic Corporation

Place Manufactured


Identifying Numbers

Other number 19-05-91-S White label on left side of bottom
Other number FT09 White label on edge of bottom
Serial number 10-018-91-128 White label in the middle of the bottom
Serial number SN 0002653 Whilte label on left side of bottom


keyboard only: 1 3/4 in x 12 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in


Object is a compact keyboard with a coiled cord ending in a round 5-pin plug for a PC/AT. The keyboard has arrow and function keys but not a numeric pad. Lower right is a special "Key Mouse" key with raised nubbins at each corner; possibly this key could be used as a small joystick. On the bottom are four rubber feet and two smaller metal bumps covered in tape. There is a small hole revealing two DIP switches. A number of gummed labels are on the bottom. One at top center reads "KeyTronic(r) KeyMouse(tm) Demo" and "Requires an IBM PC/AT or AT compatible computer". One at bottom center reads "This is a LOANED demo product and remains the property of KeyTronic Corp. This assembly contains proprietary technology and is NOT to be opened." To the right is a small label reading "Patent Pending". A large red label reads "THIS DEVICE HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION. THIS DEVICE IS NOT AND MAY NOT BE OFFERED FOR SALE OR LEASE OR SOLD OR LEASED UNTIL THE APPROVAL OF THE FCC HAS BEEN OBTAINED."