Unknown Alps Switches Keyboard w/ built in Track Pad.

I found this decent little unlabeled keyboard with really nice tactile alps switched in it. The layout is nice and it has a built in track pad. the back plate is steel so there is no twisting in the board. Keycaps are ok (about as thin as modern Cherries), some are double shot and some have a clear window for lights below.
I was hoping to see some hints of its origin when I opened it up but unfortunately there are no logos or serial numbers inside that I spotted. If you know anything about its history/ usage/ origin please feel free to share.
I have more keyboards than I know what to do with so Im considering desoldering all the switched and trashing the rest of the keyboard. I could use the alps switches for parts. If anyone wants to save it from ruin please DM me with an offer.

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Unusual to find US ISO caps so i am sure there would be someone out there that wants them so i would save the caps. It looks like it was designed to go in a server rack hence the compact layout and trackpad. I would say the switches are probably simplified whites going by the fact it has windows keys so was probably made 95 or 96. Interesting to note the lock indicators are still using white sliders. Quite an unusual board the keycap set alone would be good for a 95% layout should anyone want to build an alps custom bigger then a 60%
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These are somewhat common. It's probably an Acme K8, though this one looks ever so slightly different than the usual one. There is an incomplete entry on the wiki for it.

wiki/Acme_KB-108
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