Need help identifying Timex Sinclair ZX81 "Programmer Console" on eBay

Jon Elson elson at
Sun Apr 8 22:58:38 CDT 2018

On 04/08/2018 10:16 PM, Dan MacMillan via cctalk wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I collect Timex Sinclair / ZX81 gear, but have never seen one of these before:
> <>
> Do any of you recognize it? Can you explain its purpose, please?
> Cheers,
> -Dan
That is a Keyboard for a key to tape machine.  These were 
used to replace keypunches, you keyed in data and it was 
written to magnetic tape.  Now, all the labels on the 
keycaps and the rewiring of the back indicates it was 
repurposed at some time.


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