Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard

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Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard, year 1971

Univac Magnetic Separation Switches

This is a capacitive keying device suitable for use in an electronic keyboard. Depression of the key drives a stem which stresses a spring beyond the release threshold of a magnetic latch. A projectile is then fired, impacting upon a flexible sheet capacitor electrode. The resulting electrode deflection causes a momentary increase in capacitive coupling.

[from patent https://www.google.com/patents/US3696908]

Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard, year 1971

UNIVAC (Universal Automatic Computer) is a line of electronic digital stored-program computers starting with the products of the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation. Later the name was applied to a division of the Remington Rand company and successor organizations.

The BINAC, built by the Eckert–Mauchly Computer Corporation, was the first general-purpose computer for commercial use. The descendants of the later UNIVAC 1107 continue today as products of the Unisys company.

[2017-11-13 Wikipedia UNIVAC]

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Univac F-1355-00 Keyboard

The owner of this keyboard is Jacob Alexander (aka haata)

see https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/univac-f-1355-00-t6489.html

more photos https://www.flickr.com/photos/triplehaata/sets/72157635465105408/

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