Guess what I found....

So I went to this guy who had a 'few' second hand keyboards...

This is what I took home :

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I pulled out the first one with a trackball I threw in the box wondering what it was, ooohhh god... A chicony with monterey blues and a trackball?? This could be my new favorite keyboard! :shock: I never knew they existed!

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Gonna first clean this one since it is very dirty.

I also got a lot of WYSE terminals, IBM model Ms, Dell AT101s, Cherry MX. I guess I see a garage sale coming up soon! 8-)
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haha, congratz!

What switches are in that chicony in the left box? The one missing the caps on numblock.
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Im going to be selling off a lot of my collection in the next weeks, keep an eye on my thread in the marketplace.
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Ascaii wrote:haha, congratz!

What switches are in that chicony in the left box? The one missing the caps on numblock.

It's a chicony 5191 with weird white crossed switches. Never had those in my collection.

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Next one :

Chicony kb-5191 with cherry white/clear????? Some click, some don't... Very strange.

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Ruined board though.
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Mrinterface wrote:Next one :

Chicony kb-5191 with cherry white/clear????? Some click, some don't... Very strange.

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Ruined board though.

These are the fake switches from Chicony. I am actually quite fond of them. Sadly they break very fast and usually don't last 6 months. Your non-clicking ones are likely dead due to use.
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Brandless. Excellent keys. I just love to type on them. I guess I have to chose if I'd want to sell those switches separately because I'd rather clean it and use it myself.

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Mrinterface wrote:It's a chicony 5191 with weird white crossed switches. Never had those in my collection.

They look like Futaba switches. The stem an also be inverse: a cross-shaped hole.

BTW, I saw in the paper this morning that "Futaba" is also the name of the Japanese town that was closest to the nuclear power plant Fukuchima Dai-Ichi. :(
Mrinterface wrote:Brandless. Excellent keys. I just love to type on them. I guess I have to chose if I'd want to sell those switches separately because I'd rather clean it and use it myself.

Fujitsu Peerless.. You either love them or you hate them. ;)
Coiled spring over rubber dome and membrane. Sorry, you can't sell the switches separately.
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Unitek k-156

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Findecanor wrote:Fujitsu Peerless.. You love them or hate them. ;)

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Acer 6311. Black alps

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Mrinterface wrote:Acer 6311. Black alps

Look again. It should be Acer's clicky hammer over a membrane. Not bad, though.
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Riva POS keyboard

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Mrinterface wrote:Acer 6311. Black alps

Look again. It should be Acer's clicky hammer over a membrane. Not bad, though.

Yeps, you are right. They are even marked ACER upon closer examination.
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It feels massive too! :-)
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3 WYSE 285 Ansi terminals

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Siemens ergonomic 'split' keyboard.

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Commodore, light blue rubber domes

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And 2 model Ms. 5 Dell AT101, 3 Cherry MY boards.

That's it folks.
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webwit wrote:The Siemens does have an interesting mechanism there. Too bad they dumped the Cherry switches.

Yeps... Just ordinary rubber domes there.... Pitty.
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Mrinterface wrote:Riva POS keyboard

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Doesn't look like a POS to me; looks quite nice :lol:
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Actually, here is some more detail on those model Ms.

They have a detachable PS/2 cable. Didn't have those yet :P

What is that raster in the back for?

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Mrinterface wrote:What is that raster in the back for?

For the speaker that isn't there.

Except when it is there.

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Wow. They really knew how to build great keyboards in the past.

Is that picture taken from a Model M NIB?
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It wasn't new but in pretty good shape. IBM Model M Soft Touch, with greased springs (and a speaker).

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So what does the speaker do? It beeps for error or what?
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Mrinterface wrote:Riva POS keyboard

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Doesn't look like a POS to me; looks quite nice :lol:

I'm not sure if you know but around here POS means Point Of Sale when referring to keyboards, usually.
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