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IBM 5161 Expansion Unit

Some time back, I acquired an IBM 5161 expansion unit that adds extra capacity to the original IBM PC model 5150.  The 5150 only had 5 expansion slots and two full-height 5.25″ floppy drives...

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Lear Siegler ADM 3A terminal

I recently acquired a Lear Siegler ADM 3A terminal and I was thrilled.  This is one of the quintessential terminals of it’s day and if one ever mentions “terminal” to someone who’s been around...

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STM Pied Piper computer

This is another Canadian computer from Semi-Tech Microelectronics Corporation (STM) called the Pied Piper that looks a little worse for wear but the paint wearing down actually exposes a metallic finish underneath. This is ...

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Vintage Alps AKB-3420 Keyboard

The Alps AKB-3420 keyboard was built for early 80’s S-100 computers as these generally had toggle switches for data entry and led blinking lights for output. If someone wanted a monitor and keyboard, one...

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MOS Commodore KIM-1

I was very happy to find a blue PCB version of a KIM-1 computer some time ago.  I have a  couple of different versions but this KIM-1 is Revision E.  More information is available...

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Univac 1701 Keypunch Keyboard

In the last few weeks, I happened on a vintage Univac keyboard from a 1701 Kyepunch.  I had seen one in my travels at Deskthority.net, a keyboard enthusiasts web community and it did pique...