Feb 28, 2018185 views

Word Processor / Typewriter Key Switches and Keycaps

Does anyone else here have a interest in old electronic word processors?
Today I just picked up a Panasonic KX-E700m from around 1987. If you're interested in what it is like, I just found this youtube video talking about this very model:

But what I was personally very curious to see was the switches and key caps... which turned out to be kinda interesting.

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The keys themselves have a pretty short travel distance, to facilitate speed typing I suppose. But I haven't seen switches like these before.. anyone else know anything specific about them?

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The keycaps appear to be doubleshot, and even look like they might be cherry mx compatible. I'll have to test that later.

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Anyways, I just thought I'd share as I thought it was interesting. I'll probably be typing some letters out on this thing later. ;)
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Those switches look like ALPS SKCC Green, for more information check out the Deskthority wiki and forum.
wadeak78
By golly, it does look just like that. Thanks for the pointer!
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