Ray Remembers When

Cherry Keyboard

Sellam will add the keyboard to my stuff and has a good technician who will try to get it working. He has, in his stable of vintage stuff, one of the Cherry keyboards that they made for the "hobby" market back in 1976 or 77, and which I'm proud to say I helped with the layout and design. They called me to see if I had some input for them (they were calling a lot of the better known dealers). When I told them that I had done the layout and written the specs for the ADDS keyboards, which were pretty famous at the time, they paid me to come to the factory in Illinois and show them what was needed. They turned out a nice keyboard, but it wasn't a huge success because there were so many surplus brand new keyboards on the market for $15 to $40.