Funky looking mouse and other TCF stuff...

From: John Honniball <>
Date: Tue Jan 16 07:08:21 2001

On Sat, 13 Jan 2001 13:49:33 +0100 Beatrice Tobler
<> wrote:
> 1 Funky Mouse *FREE*
> This last thing I need help with. It looks to be about 20+ years old but
> I could be wrong... It is bright red, almost perfectly round, has a steel
> ball as the roller, 3 black switches, and says "5271" and then "DEPRAZ -
> MOUSE" on the bottom.

Depraz was the company that made mice for the Whitechapel
workstation. They were also round, with three buttons.
I'll have to check at home to see what the part number is.
Acorn used a very similar mouse (same maker) on early ARM
systems, I think.

Neither of those companies chose the red version, though...

> More importantly.... do you think I could use it on my PeeCEE? 8)

Of course! All you have to do is build a
quadrature-to-serial convertor box. As Tony would say,
never waste time buying something you could build yourself.


John Honniball
University of the West of England
Received on Tue Jan 16 2001 - 07:08:21 GMT

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