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What is this? Post Photos of Mystery Items Here (vintage computers only)

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    What is this? Post Photos of Mystery Items Here (vintage computers only)

    Use this thread when you come upon something that you need help identifying.
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    #2

    What keyboard does this enclosure go to?
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      #3
      Might be a Gateway 2000:

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        #4
        I agree it's pretty close, but why the little circle for the space bar space? how would a person use the keyboard inside of the enclosure? Must have been for a custom purpose, a museum or something.
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          #5
          Originally posted by billdeg View Post
          I agree it's pretty close, but why the little circle for the space bar space? how would a person use the keyboard inside of the enclosure? Must have been for a custom purpose, a museum or something.
          Yes, it was definitely for a public kiosk of some type that would not require any actual touch typing but more of a "press a key to select an item" with some minor typing. Looks like it might protect the keyboard against key cap theft/damage. You would only need a single hole for the space bar, if that was the purpose. This is also appears to be home-grown or low budget as there were dedicated keyboards for kiosks that could take any abuse/spill. A long time ago, I had built a kiosk but we went with a touch screen to eliminate the keyboard and mouse altogether and had the keyboard on screen, when needed.
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            #6
            Let's call this one "mystery solved"...thanks everyone good first post for this sticky thread. who's next?
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              #7
              How about this, a modem or comms panel (Sellam suggested)?
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                #8
                Oh good! Perfect thread for me!

                Apologies to the moderators of this forum, I am new here and was unaware of this thread until just now, sorry!

                OK, I have been wracking my brain and exhausting my google-fu trying to identify several "computers" from a film shot in 1985-86 in the UK.

                Unknown Ops PC Terminal.jpg
                The above picture is of what I believe is a small computer with a flat panel membrane keyboard. The monitor may be placed upside down, however it has displayed an illuminated colour graphic once in the film which could be seen in a glass reflection.

                vlcsnap-2016-03-21-17h02m03s528.jpgOps Standing units 6.jpgOps Standing units 3.jpg
                These three above pictures are of two units that I'd like to ID, the "ticketing" computers at the rear of the room to the right side (in groups of 3) and the far back mainframes. The black and white image is of the opposite side of those mainframes. It was stated that they used British Airways ticketing computers and "BOADICEA" with the covers removed.

                And finally this unit, which is also pictured in the image above marked as "L" and "X"
                Hypersleep-Ops Unkown Unit.jpg

                And then there is these keyboards:
                (please note the red, black, white "laptop" keyboard has been heavily modified with new character graphics, switches and a radio shack microphone as an analogue stick)
                Unknown Ops Console keyboards.jpgvlcsnap-2016-09-25-12h55m02s036.jpg

                Thanks everyone!

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                  #9
                  How about this board? It came in a lot of other equipment and this was an odd board with a 68000 processor on it with memory. It must be dedicated for something but I just don't know. It is from 1986 judging from the ICs on it. I have a bigger picture here: http://vintagecomputer.ca/wp-content...nknown-big.jpg


                  Unknown-small.jpg

                  EDIT: Never mind. It's an HP Laserjet Controller board. Never knew they were 68k based.
                  Last edited by snuci; May 18, 2017, 04:06 PM.
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                    #10
                    If you can guess what this is from, you can have it for P&P

                    IMG_20170518_200347.jpg
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                      #11
                      My guess: It's the drive rail from an IBM RT (it's upside down and missing a set of rails).

                      See top left of this picture (where the hard drives are):

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                        #12
                        Yep, As far as i can tell that's what its from. But, now you've won the prize of paying the shipping to Canada

                        Do you want it? if not I'll stick it in the For Sale section.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mR_Slug View Post
                          Yep, As far as i can tell that's what its from. But, now you've won the prize of paying the shipping to Canada

                          Do you want it? if not I'll stick it in the For Sale section.
                          While I do appreciate it, it's probably not feasible to ship to Canada. Please feel free to offer it to anyone who may need it.
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                            #14
                            What did I just buy? Only information given was Systel 1009-000systel.jpg http://www.ebay.com/itm/systel-1009-...72.m2749.l2649

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                              #15
                              What is this motherboard?
                              CPU A80186
                              pcb2.jpg pcb1.jpgpcb3.jpg

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