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Keyboard–switch database Alps Electric Co., Ltd.


Website http://www.alps.com/
Country JP
Notes For now, Alps covers Gold Star Alps of Korea.

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-19; modified by Daniel on 2015-11-01

Switch series

Switches

Keyboards (as manufacturer)

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
Visual Technology LK201 copy None Alps SKCL Brown 12KCA10AK deskthority.net This keyboard is a non-exact copy of the DEC LK201 keyboard, with a big-ass enter amongst other layout changes. The corresponding terminal is not known.
Apple M0116 None Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Lock (grey; L:Y) (lock)
deskthority.net
Apple Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (658-4081) None Alps SKCM Orange (SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
deskthority.net
BIOS Express KCME907L None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown) 12KC619BK sandy55.fc2web.com
HP C1414A None Alps SKCM Cream (SP:LW, L:N) 2850J00234
93M00055 (int.)
mousefan.telcontar.net
NEC PC-8201A keyboard (PC-8201A keyboard) 1983 (IC) Alps SKFL Grey
Alps SKFL Lock (lock)
12KF086A deskthority.net
IBM 5550 keyboard 1983 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LB, L:N) 9924922 12KC218A kbd.rzw.jp
Apple M0110 1984 (IC) Alps SKCC Tall Cream (SP:LB)
Alps SKCC Lock (SP:LB) (lock)
G420M011003097 deskthority.net
Mindset M-1002 1984 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N)
Alps SKCL Cream (no LED; SP:?, L:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
001224
42Y00942 (int.)
12KC353B www.flickr.com Alps provided only the keyboard PCB. The interface PCB ICs are dated to 1983, but the sockets are from 1984, so this year is logged instead.
Zenith Z-161 keyboard 1984 (IC)
1984 (case)
Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LB, L:N)
Alps SKCL Cream (no LED; SP:LB, L:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
0053292-00138 12KC397A, HEATH P/N : 163-16 deskthority.net
Toshiba Pasopia 700 keyboard (Pasopia 700 keyboard) 1985 (case) Alps SKCC Green (SP:LB) 3DY 00221 (int.) 12KC284A mousefan.telcontar.net
Panasonic Business Partner 286 keyboard 1986 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
71R7D00182 (int.) 12KC626B, KFCMEA015A mousefan.telcontar.net Not sure how to record this one; using the "MFG No" as the serial number, but the visible branding as the model, for now.
IBM 5550 keyboard 1986 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:LG, L:N) 99C9659 kbd.rzw.jp
Packard Bell KCLEA907L 1987 (IC) Alps SKCL Brown
Alps SKCL Amber (space bar)
006750 12KC619BK kbd.rzw.jp
Apple M0110A (M0110A) 1987 (IC) Alps SKCC Tall Cream (SP:LG)
Alps SKCC Lock (SP:?) (lock)
130660 kbtalking.cool3c.com
Apple M0116/M0118 (M0116) 1987 (IC) Alps SKCM Orange (SP:LW, L:N)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
kbtalking.cool3c.com Serial number reads something like “387689”
with PN 5954339 (unbranded) 1987 (IC) Alps SKCC Green (SP:?) 97-01132 12KC343C plus.google.com Although we now have proof of “SKCC” as a series name, the Alps model name for this IBM keyboard is “KFCCEC006A”, indicating SKCC switches. The Showa date on the box is 62/2/6, i.e. 1987.
NeXT “AAE” keyboard 1988 (IC) Alps SKCM Cream (SP:LW, L:N) AAE0210976 56AAA0384C deskthority.net Branding is “NeXT, Inc.”
Wang 724 (724) 1989 (PCB)
1989 (IC)
1989 (label)
Alps SKCM Orange (SP:LW, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Green (LED; SP:?, L:N) (lock)
PWB 820-0222, A/W 820-0222 REV G deskthority.net
Apple Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (A9M0330) 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM Salmon 014811 deskthority.net
NeXT “ABP” keyboard 1991 (IC) Alps SKCM Black (pine; SP:?, L:Y) ABP1515271 56AAA0384D deskthority.net
Zenith ZA-180-89 1991 (IC) Alps integrated dome Blue
Alps octagonal White LED (lock)
G70306 kbd.rzw.jp
NeXT “ABP” keyboard 1991 (IC) Alps SKCM Black (pine; SP:SW, L:Y) ABP1410557
14Y00951 (int.)
56AAA0384D www.flickr.com The Flickr page depicts a single switch without the Alps logo on the bottom.
Wang 724 (724) 1991 (PCB) Alps SKCM Salmon PWB 820-0222, A/W 820-0222 REV K utensilia.tk
Silicon Graphics with PN 9500801 1991 (IC)
1992 (case)
Alps SKCM Cream Damped (pine; SP:SW, L:Y) 114412 kbd.rzw.jp
Wang 724 (724) 1992 (IC)
1992 (label)
Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
blog.komar.be
Apple Adjustable Keyboard (M1242) 1993 (PCB) Alps SKFS White www.flickr.com The serial number photograph is too small to read.
Wang 724 (724) 1995 (label) Alps SKCM Black (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
deskthority.net
Sanwa Supply SKB-J109 1999 (case) Alps membrane rubber dome conical shaft 99T200528 TA 56AAA1752A kbd.rzw.jp

Keyboards (as brand)

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
FGS018-00 1995 (PCB)
1995 (IC)
Alps SKFS White
Alps SKFR Yellow (lock)
00A5000882G GP18A-MAC, 1995 1020 VER 2.2 telcontar.net