IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

JP! wrote:I received this picture from a local contact of mine. I don't have more pictures yet. The keys remind me of Microswitch. I'll try and acquire it regardless though. Anyone here recognize this one?

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Earlier today I posted a keyboard to this thread for identification. Now I see this very keyboard at the top of Deskthority. This is the most synchronistic event to happen to me today. Someone must know what this keyboard is. Maybe I will be able to acquire it by next week though.

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Click the small i in the bottom right corner of the header ;)

Thats a Burroughs keyboard, Micro Switch SD switches. High on my want list because it has a almost perfect ISO layout. XMIT also has one of these.

https://imgur.com/a/VAoZD

I have its older brother sitting on my desk:
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Neat. I really like the color scheme.
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Mitsubishi ML-F110. Can anyone identify the switch?

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Very strange. It looks suspiciously like it's going to be rubber dome–based, which would not surprise me considering the need to cut costs with home computers.

You can see here what appears to be membranes:

https://www.msx.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_ML-F110
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This looks suspiciously like Fujitsu Peerless, but I'm not sure; looks like there is a slim chance it could be Alps. Thoughts?

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Blaise170 wrote:This looks suspiciously like Fujitsu Peerless, but I'm not sure; looks like there is a slim chance it could be Alps. Thoughts?

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lock led makes me think its alps
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Is there any chance at all this compact Tipro has MX switches? The 'R' in the model number doesn't seem to bode well... :?
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this has regular MX Black switches IIRC
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what is this ?
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Blaise170 wrote:This looks suspiciously like Fujitsu Peerless, but I'm not sure; looks like there is a slim chance it could be Alps. Thoughts?

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lock led makes me think its alps

The more I look at it the more I'm inclined to agree. In any case, I bought it!
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Blaise170 wrote:
mike52787 wrote:
Blaise170 wrote:This looks suspiciously like Fujitsu Peerless, but I'm not sure; looks like there is a slim chance it could be Alps. Thoughts?

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lock led makes me think its alps

The more I look at it the more I'm inclined to agree. In any case, I bought it!

Nice one, let us know. Probably skcl yellow I would guess.
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Keybug wrote:Is there any chance at all this compact Tipro has MX switches? The 'R' in the model number doesn't seem to bode well... :?

No reason for it not to have MX blacks.
However, the text says "local pickup" - but go for it :D
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Anyone know what this beauty is? Found on imgur, not my photos
https://imgur.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/Y3CeX
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Hi! I found this on an auction site but I don't know what it is and how much does it worth.
Thanks!

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qwertz wrote:Hi! I found this on an auction site but I don't know what it is and how much does it worth.
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qwertz wrote:Hi! I found this on an auction site but I don't know what it is and how much does it worth.
Thanks!

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qwertz wrote:Hi! I found this on an auction site but I don't know what it is and how much does it worth.
Thanks!

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Judging by the keycaps I would stay this is Futaba MA clicky.
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Are this 2 tipro keyboards mechanical?
Model is 20020495-0030 but google yields nothing.
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qwertz wrote:pic

wiki/Chicony_KB-5160 with futaba MA as mike said
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Dingster wrote:Are this 2 tipro keyboards mechanical?
Model is 20020495-0030 but google yields nothing.

Yes, they have Cherry MX blacks.

"20020495-0030" is not the model number, but the serial number, with the first four digits indicating the year of manufacture.

Note that being PS/2, they will be programmable only on a computer with a 32 bit system and a native PS/2 port (any adapter will prevent them from being identified by the Tipro ChangeMe software). Once programmed, though, they behave as standard keyboards (i.e. require no driver and work with any computer).
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Hello!
Can anyone help me identify this IBM? Looks like a M2 but I've never seen a black one. Any chances of it being mechanical?
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Nope, rubber dome.
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kbdfr wrote:
Dingster wrote:Are this 2 tipro keyboards mechanical?
Model is 20020495-0030 but google yields nothing.

Yes, they have Cherry MX blacks.

"20020495-0030" is not the model number, but the serial number, with the first four digits indicating the year of manufacture.

Note that being PS/2, they will be programmable only on a computer with a 32 bit system and a native PS/2 port (any adapter will prevent them from being identified by the Tipro ChangeMe software). Once programmed, though, they behave as standard keyboards (i.e. require no driver and work with any computer).

Thanks a lot :)
Any way of getting them to work under a 64 bit system. They are 15eur a pop so I think its a decent deal
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Dingster wrote:
kbdfr wrote:
Dingster wrote:Are this 2 tipro keyboards mechanical?
Model is 20020495-0030 but google yields nothing.

Yes, they have Cherry MX blacks.

"20020495-0030" is not the model number, but the serial number, with the first four digits indicating the year of manufacture.

Note that being PS/2, they will be programmable only on a computer with a 32 bit system and a native PS/2 port (any adapter will prevent them from being identified by the Tipro ChangeMe software). Once programmed, though, they behave as standard keyboards (i.e. require no driver and work with any computer).

Thanks a lot :)
Any way of getting them to work under a 64 bit system. They are 15eur a pop so I think its a decent deal

They will work on 64 bit systems, but you can only program them on 32 bit systems.
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Cool thanks :D
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Chyros wrote:Nope, rubber dome.

Aw, that sucks because it looks really great. Thanks for the help though!
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As an easy rule of thumb, IBM never made a buckling spring keyboard with Windows keys.
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Is this thing at all noteworthy?

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Has anyone seen this one before? Sharp MZ-700. I also found a snapshot of the keyboard with switches, but it's a bit hard to make out what type they are. For all I know it looks like something cherry-like.
2018-03-02 21_27_19-MZ-700 Personal Computer _ FINN.no - Opera.png

2018-03-02 21_28_07-SHARP MZ-700 Restoration (model MZ-722 1984) - YouTube - Opera.png
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