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

Bill Degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 20:03:19 EDT 2020

> Again: proof beyond doubt, would be a photo of an original switch, in
> place, on an original front panel. Such a photo seems to be surprisingly
> hard to produce, hard to find. I certainly don't want to disassemble my
> MITS Altair just to take an internal photo.
> And my apologies, this is not a "personal trust" issue. I appreciate the
> identifications given, it's a "lead". My request for evidence is not
> unreasonable. I'm surprised it's so obscure! At least in year 2020. I've
> seen BUNCHES of photos of lots of MITS boards. But not of the original
> front panel, in profile. I'll be sure to provide those, should I tear my
> Altair apart. (No it's not for sale).
> Regards, Herb
I don't really feel like taking apart the front panel, but here is the
switch from the back of the 680, which I presume is the same as the front
panel switches of the same system, and likely the same as the 8800 model:


(first three pics if you sort by date descending)


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