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Keyboard–switch database Alps SKCM


Details

Manufacturer Alps
Parent SKCL/SKCM
Notes For notes, see parent series.

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-22; modified by Daniel on 2015-11-22

Timeline

SKCM Blue: 1 3 2
SKCM Orange: 1 1
SKCM Cream: 1
SKCM White: 7 2 1 2 1 2
SKCM Salmon: 1 1 1
SKCM Black: 2 1 1 1
SKCM Cream Damped: 1
SKCM Green: 1
Total: 1 1 4 3 8 5 3 3 1 4 1
Year: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998

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
SKCM Black bamboo; short white switchplate, with logo
bamboo; switchplate unknown, with logo
pine; short white switchplate, with logo
pine; switchplate unknown, with logo
5
SKCM Blue long grey switchplate
long white switchplate
short white switchplate
switchplate unknown
SKCMAG Clicky 9
SKCM Brown 1
SKCM Cream long white switchplate, no logo SKCMAF Tactile 2
SKCM Cream Damped pine; short white switchplate, with logo SKCMBB 1
SKCM Green bamboo 1
SKCM Orange long white switchplate, no logo
long white switchplate, with logo
switchplate unknown, with logo
3
SKCM Salmon 4
SKCM White all details unknown
bamboo; switchplate unknown, with logo
pine; scrawly; short white switchplate
pine; short white switchplate, with logo
pine; short white switchplate; blank
pine; switchplate unknown, with logo
16

Keyboards

Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
SPC KB-5170 None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
imgur.com The keyboard has no model, but the Chicony OEM product details are clearly visible on one of the feet; using that as the model number for now.
BIOS Express KCME907L None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown) 12KC619BK sandy55.fc2web.com
NTC KB-6151N None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown) deskthority.net The IC reads only "NTC-6151" and no photo exists of the rear label (so the FCC ID, serial number and model number cannot be confirmed).
NTC KB-6153EA None Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) 11027254 deskthority.net
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
Magnavox VideoWRITER keyboard (VideoWRITER keyboard) None Alps SKCM Brown
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
deskthority.net
HP C1414A None Alps SKCM Cream (SP:LW, L:N) 2850J00234
93M00055 (int.)
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.
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”
Tulip ATK 030244 1988 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG) R01 88 100802 deskthority.net
Utopian KB-5160C 1988 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG) 8035676 kbtalking.cool3c.com
Leading Edge DC-3014 1988 (IC)
1988 (case)
Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG) 80526775
80524818 (int.)
kbd.rzw.jp
NeXT “AAE” keyboard 1988 (IC) Alps SKCM Cream (SP:LW, L:N) AAE0210976 56AAA0384C deskthority.net Branding is “NeXT, Inc.”
Focus FK-2001 1989 (case) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:LG) sandy55.fc2web.com
Packard Bell FDA-102 1989 (IC) Alps SKCM Blue (SP:SW) T8025 FD-12KC004B kbd.rzw.jp Model number taken from the controller IC; Sandy does have an FDA-101 (Model F(AT) clone) with a label showing the OEM and model
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
Ortek MCK-101SX 1990 (IC)
1990 (label)
Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) 0802111 MCK101 SX plus.google.com
Leading Edge DC-2214 1989 (case)
1990 (IC)
Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) DKD10202448
PC-7A10103018 (int.)
P/N 2305004000 kbd.rzw.jp The PCB is branded "AMICO CORPORATION" — it is not clear if Amico is the PCB manufacturer or the OEM.
Monterey K104 1990 (case) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) KB 20136144 31-42400-024, K102A-H3 deskthority.net
ETC Power Glide 105 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM White (pine; scrawly; SP:SW)
Futaba 2G Type 2 MX mount lock (lock)
9202075 deskthority.net Another chip has what could be a 1992 date code, and the serial does begin “1992”. The FCC grantee should be “GM8” not “GMB”, which is a mistake.
KB-6251EA (NTC) 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:SW, L:Y) 10178411 NTC 71-6071A-505, KB-6251EA V5.0 deskthority.net
Monterey K108 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM White (unknown) KB 20237378 utensilia.tk There’s just enough exposure in the image to confirm that the switch shell is Alps-shaped, but nothing more.
DSI DSK105 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:SW; blank) 34990171 VER.:D 7/28/1990, NO.:1613105409 deskthority.net
Apple Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (A9M0330) 1990 (IC) Alps SKCM Salmon 014811 deskthority.net
Datacomp DFK192AGRBA09 1991 (PCB)
1991 (IC)
1991 (case)
Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) 37910704 deskthority.net
Great Wall KBD5-B 1991 (case) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) bbs.zol.com.cn Rear label attributes the product to “Shenzhen Huaming Electronics Industry Co”
Wang 724 (724) 1991 (PCB) Alps SKCM Salmon PWB 820-0222, A/W 820-0222 REV K utensilia.tk
NeXT “ABP” keyboard 1991 (IC) Alps SKCM Black (pine; SP:?, L:Y) ABP1515271 56AAA0384D deskthority.net
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.
ECG Computer Group DFK192ASGF140 1992 (IC) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) 44920028 deskthority.net
Wang 724 (724) 1992 (IC)
1992 (label)
Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
blog.komar.be
Silicon Graphics with PN 9500801 1991 (IC)
1992 (case)
Alps SKCM Cream Damped (pine; SP:SW, L:Y) 114412 kbd.rzw.jp
Mitsubishi M6905-3 1992 (case)
1993 (IC)
1993 (label)
Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) 83003-A0176 kbd.rzw.jp
ILIOS KB106/JD 1993 (label) Alps SKCM White (pine; SP:?, L:Y) K1060003788 kbd.rzw.jp Serial number is a guess as the print on the label is (as is typical for Acer) faint.
Dell 30383 1993 (IC)
1993 (case)
Alps SKCM Black (bamboo; SP:SW, L:Y) K9401-002161 KKPBAAS054 kbd.rzw.jp
Acer KB-106 1994 (label) Alps SKCM White (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y) K1060016914 kbd.rzw.jp
Macway TP-997KB-J 1993 (case)
1995 (IC)
Alps SKCM White (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKBM Tactile Black (Alps) (enter)
Alps “big SKFR/SKFS” Black (other)
08960811 MAC97B, NO.1613097043 kbd.rzw.jp
Chicony KB-7061 1995 (IC)
1995 (case)
Alps SKCM White (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y) T50B008344 001-07001-002, KB-7000M PT VER 1.0 utensilia.tk
Wang 724 (724) 1995 (label) Alps SKCM Black (bamboo; SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; SP:?, L:Y) (lock)
deskthority.net
Xerox JD-2 1995 (label) Alps SKCM Green (bamboo)
Alps SKCL Yellow (LED; unknown) (lock)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
G92004 deskthority.net Label states “Manufactured: 695AL”, assumed to mean 1995.
Dell AT101 series (AT102W) 1996 (case)
1998 (IC)
Alps SKCM Black (bamboo; SP:SW, L:Y) M9811-21266 telcontar.net The label may also indicate 1998, but I cannot confirm the format of pre-2000 serial numbers