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

Herb Johnson 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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