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1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« on: Sun, 03 August 2014, 23:03:56 »
Shoutouts to jacobolus for pointing this out in the Great Finds subforum. I have obtained a Cherry product catalog and price guide, dated March 1st 1979. I've scanned and uploaded the catalogs so that everyone could read them.


This page really made me excited.






PDFs:

http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_catalogues#Catalogues

http://deskthority.net/wiki/File:1979_Cherry_Catalog.pdf

http://deskthority.net/wiki/File:1979_Cherry_Keyboard_Price_List.pdf

Imgur Pictures:

Price List

Catalog

Just a heads up, the price list has an empty page one because I messed up. I didn't skip anything. And it does start the page numbers on page 3.

And if you're curious, there are other Cherry catalogs here. Also if you're so inclined, I've cross-posted this to Deskthority.
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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 03 August 2014, 23:09:26 »
Holy crap you scanned the entire thing! Thanks bro!  :thumb:

Catalog

This IMGUR link is fantastic.

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 03 August 2014, 23:10:49 »
I don't **** around :P. Plus I want everyone to be able to read it with me as I try and digest all the info in this.

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 August 2014, 23:12:11 »
I don't **** around :P. Plus I want everyone to be able to read it with me as I try and digest all the info in this.

haha that is great, I love seeing the Vintage Cherry Stuff! Plus I need to get me some vintage keycaps some day so this is nice to read.

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 04 August 2014, 11:05:06 »
Can someone help me out with the Dropbox link or uploading it to the Deskthority Wiki? Apparently the Dropbox pdf links aren't working and I can't log into the DT Wiki.

Figured it out.
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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 04 August 2014, 13:03:15 »
Those caps are really cool. They're like short but spherical. Not DSA short but not SA tall. I wanna try them!

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 04 August 2014, 13:17:08 »
So who's going to call/write to all those old sales rep addresses listed and hope someone has a warehouse full of NOS items? :o
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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 04 August 2014, 13:21:34 »
So who's going to call/write to all those old sales rep addresses listed and hope someone has a warehouse full of NOS items? :o

You are, hurry up

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 04 August 2014, 18:07:33 »
So who's going to call/write to all those old sales rep addresses listed and hope someone has a warehouse full of NOS items? :o

You are, hurry up

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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 05 August 2014, 16:47:02 »
Thanks for sharing dongwong I'll have a look through it when I get bored. Some of those boards are pretty sick
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Re: 1979 Cherry Keyboard Product Catalog and Price List
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 05 August 2014, 16:50:46 »
I want to know what they *feel* like. The crosspoint switches look like linear switches to me. I thought they were the predecessors to MX Blacks but I'm sure Daniel Beardmore can fill me as to their lineage.

Thanks for sharing dongwong I'll have a look through it when I get bored. Some of those boards are pretty sick

You're welcome OG Sifo  :-*