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Keyboard–switch database Cherry MY


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Manufacturer Cherry
Notes Apparently MY was originally produced in the UK at Cherry Electrical Products in Harpenden, from ca. 1987–1988 onwards, following a long investigation process to find a way to cut holes in the polyester film without leaving a burr. (My cousin Keith reports that he invented the tooling for this around 1987 to 1988.) This was still a cutting-edge process at the time (pun not intended) although this does post-date NMB's membrane process buy a few years.

Although the patents for MY date back to 1984, it was claimed that MY was introduced in 1987, a claim that thus far has remained unproven and untraceable.

Created by Daniel on 2016-01-16; modified by Daniel on 2018-10-06

Timeline

MY Type 1: 1 1 2 2
MY Type 2: 2 2
MY Type 3: 1 2 1 1 2
Total: 1 3 5 2 2 1 1 2
Year: 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Warning: Please note that the timeline must not be trusted until a statistically significant number of data points are present.

Switches

Switch Variants Part number Type Usage
MY Type 1 square black 6
MY Type 2 notched square white 4
MY Type 3 round white MY1A-21NC 7

Keyboards

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
Cherry with PN G80-1000HAE/10 1988 (IC)
1988 (case)
1988 (label)
Cherry MY Type 1 15836 A49 imgur.com The label is incorrect and should read “G81-1000HAE/10”; the presence of “FTSC” (AKA Cherry MY) on the label indicates that it is the correct case and that the article number is misprinted
Cherry with PN G81-1000 HBD /03 1989 (case)
1989 (label)
Cherry MY Type 1 6568 B15 601-1539 Rev.: 00 kbd.rzw.jp
Schneider MF2 1989 (label) Cherry MY Type 2 32547 B42 deskthority.net
Goupil with PN G81-1236 HBR/00 1989 (label) Cherry MY Type 2 *8454700715*/B39 deskthority.net
Olivetti KBD 2812 1990 (label) Cherry MY Type 1 01540 C32 02/689 deskthority.net
Olivetti KBD 2812 1990 (label) Cherry MY Type 1 00640 C26 01/689 deskthority.net
Goupil with PN G81-3061 SAG/00 1990 (label) Cherry MY Type 2 *8144709241*/C49 deskthority.net
NCR 3299-K440-V001 1990 (label) Cherry MY Type 2 034947 C02 deskthority.net Mix’n’match with the codes on the back as they’re not clear and there are more than can be recorded here.
Cherry with PN G81-3000 HAD/11 1990 (IC)
1990 (label)
Cherry MY Type 3 059493 C50
8797 C46 (int.)
601-1602 Rev.:01 deskthority.net
NCR 3299-K447-V002 1991 (label) Cherry MY Type 3 01359 D18 deskthority.net There appears to be no model number; I am using what appears to be the NCR part number instead as there seem to be two external part numbers.
NCR 3299-K440-V001 1990 (case)
1991 (IC)
1991 (label)
Cherry MY Type 3 05654 D15 park10.wakwak.com There appears to be no model number; I am using what appears to be the NCR part number instead as there seem to be two external part numbers.
Cherry MY 3000 1993 (label) Cherry MY Type 1 002244 F17 deskthority.net
Cherry MY 3000 1993 (label) Cherry MY Type 1 002905 F37 deskthority.net
Highscreen MY3000R/M 1995 (label) Cherry MY Type 3 G 000832 H41 utensilia.tk
Cherry with PN G81-1800HBU / 02 1996 (label) Cherry MY Type 3 G 005941 I33 mousefan.telcontar.net
Cherry MY 3000 R/M 1999 (label) Cherry MY Type 3 G 002789 L13 linustechtips.com
Cherry MY 3000 R/M 1999 (label) Cherry MY Type 3 G 062922 L10 utensilia.tk