Cherry editing keyboard, 1979-1994

Made:
1979-1994 in Germany
maker:
Cherry GmbH
1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television, 1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television, 1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television,

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1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1994-1169 Pt1: Deccafax Viewdata Terminal Model VP1, Serial No 170948, manufactured by Decca Radio and Television,
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Editing Keyboard Type UB80-0023, by Cherry GmbH, possibly Germany, 1979-1994. Serial No 4486.

Editing Keyboard Type UB80-0023, by Cherry GmbH, possibly Germany, 1979-1994. Used with Deccafax Prestel terminal.

Prestel was the brand name for the Post Office's Viewdata system. Viewdata enabled subscribers to access information from a remote database. Users typed text commands to navigate through pages of information and communicated using 'Prestel Mailbox'. Viewdata was developed by Samuel Fedida, an engineer in the Post Office Research Department. Prestel itself was commercially launched in 1979, and achieved a maximum of 90,000 subscribers before it was eventually sold in 1994. This Prestel unit was used by the House Of Commons until 1994.

Details

Category:
Telecommunications
Object Number:
1994-1169 Pt2
Materials:
electronic components, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
type:
computer keyboard
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • computer peripheral
  • input device
credit:
Donated by the House of Commons Library