[TUHS] Where did the "~" come from
michael at kjorling.se
Fri Nov 20 06:02:51 AEST 2020
On 19 Nov 2020 13:43 -0500, from clemc at ccc.com (Clem Cole):
> IIRC a tilde keycap was on the ASR-37 keyboard
> but frankly, I don't remember, and can't find a pic of the keyboard detail,
> plus the LCM+L is closed right now for CV-19 reasons so it's hard to check.
http://www.navy-radio.com/manuals-ttycorp.htm#m37 has a copy of "37
KEYBOARD SEND-RECEIVE (KSR) TELETYPEWRITER SET AND 37 AUTOMATIC
SEND-RECEIVE (ASR) TELETYPEWRITER SET FOR "DATA-PHONE®" SERVICE
GENERAL DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION", issue 1, dated June 1971
which on page 7 has a keyboard layout diagram. It looks to me like the
second right, topmost key, at least on the illustrated layout, came
with ^ ~ RS.
Also 574-321-800TC, "37 Keyboard (YK) and Base (YB) Parts" (issue 1,
December 1967, linked from that same page), page 9 indicates that for
this you'd want key cap part number 314843, which is listed as ~ RS ^.
Judging by that same page, it looks like P/N 313040 might also apply.
This isn't as good as an in-person look at an actual unit, of course,
but it definitely looks like you at least could have a key cap with a
tilde on the 37.
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