ALPS Switch

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Alps switch is a old switch, began in 1983. Since, there are many redesigns and clones made by different companies, notably by Matias. [see Keyboard: Matias Mini Tactile Pro] ALPS switch was popularly used in Apple Extended Keyboard II, 1990 . For detail, see

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Alps switch on Apple keyboard (M0116). [see Apple Standard Keyboard M0116, 1987] Photo by Daniel beardsmore, 2012-12-20, public domain.
Matias mechanical key switch
Matias mechanical key switch

The Matias mechanical key switch is used by Keyboardio model 1. See Keyboardio Model 1