[vcf-midatlantic] MITS Altair 8800 C&K switches

Herb Johnson hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Mon Apr 13 12:51:29 EDT 2020

Bill Degnan wrote:
 > I have a bare switch.. will send specs..

Thanks. (I asked him privately about photos.)

On 4/12/2020 8:58 PM, Richard Cini wrote:
 > I did not think they used C&K in the original 8800.

Maybe I'm wrong - I do not know for a fact, what brand switch MITS used 
in their Altair 8800. Thanks, Rich.

But that's why I asked for a photo of the original switch on the 
original board - so there's no doubt about what they used. And others 
can look at that photo and say "hey, *my* Altair does/doesn't have 
those". I tried to find such a photo, I could not find one.

Well, I found *one* but it was a head-on photo! Uninformative about that 
detail. Who knew? ;)

Cheers, Herb

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