[vcf-midatlantic] MITS Altair 8800 C&K switches
hjohnson at retrotechnology.info
Wed Apr 15 13:58:23 EDT 2020
Bill Degnan provides these photos of various MITS front-panel switches,
on his site, including some new ones. Thanks, Bill Degnan, for the
effort past and present.
For MITS 680, 8800a, 8800b, 8800b-t. These identify the brand as
American and various models. Of those the 680 has the round toggle
lever, the others have the flat-triangular toggle. That's pretty good
evidence for the 8800's switches which would have the round toggle lever.
I found elsewhere an 8800 naked front-panel photo; but it's head-on and
all one can see is the tops of the switches.
Bill says "Herb, I don't really feel like taking apart the front panel
..". I don't blame you, Bill. There's few photos of the MITS front panel
PC board front, because every threaded switch usually has a nut. Also
it's probably hard-to-fit to put the cover panel back on. The value of
a clean front-panel is - what? - hundreds of dollars? Leave it alone, is
Regards, Herb Johnson
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