anyone know what this keyboard belongs to?
@derek it kind of looks like a smaller space cadet
@icedquinn nah, digging deeper it looks like something related to an IBM 3270-series terminal
@derek You might find looking up the patent number helpful since they were nice enough to print it on the board. ☺
@kmckaig did that, nothing came up, weirdly
@derek ??? That's wild.
@derek Could be from an IBM 3270 terminal:
@derek I would guess something that wasn't tremendously popular based on how little wear there is on the keys. 😂
@derek This is new to me too so I’m very curious if anyone can ID this. It has partial features of a 3270, but home key side is very different
I’m guessing it’s industrial because the patent number linked to “George C. Devol”
If that’s the same George Devol who made Unimate’s first robotic arm, an industrial control system makes sense
@derek Truly insane layout!
@derek searching the licon number turned up a catalog for ITW Switches, which started out as the Licon division of Illinois Tool Works. page iv
@derek Its an early Contron / ITW Licon keyboard from the early 1970s - a real find.
The 55-5000xx which I can't quite read will tell you what it was for. Not a layout I've ever seen documented though.
@derek That's no LED - that's a good old fashioned bulb! But I'm assuming that was supposed to be under a keytop - e.g. for a capslock or something?