Which Unicomp color corresponds to original IBM?

Based on several other threads I've found, it looks like alphas were pearl and mods/spacebar were pebble, but wanted to verify that. :)
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Yup.
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depletedvespene wrote:Yup.

Exactly right. Don't get a pear backspace like I did. Looks weird.
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snacksthecat wrote:Exactly right. Don't get a pear backspace like I did. Looks weird.

'course not. A rectangular backspace is best.
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Pearl and pebble it is. Just don't expect the legends to be anywhere near where they should be....
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Yup, the Unicomp ones aren't absolute correct colour. The hue and fonts are wrong.
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For a few dollars extra, they sell them with green, blue, or red legends on pearl/pebble (and maybe on brilliant white, too, if I am remembering correctly) which are interesting and nice.
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Also the gray set is pretty good.
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Probably an unhelpful reply to your question BUT I think its worth say, the quality of the original IBM keys is excellent. depending on what you are looking for, they can be had quite cheaply. I've picked up a few full-size ISO-UK model M boards for sub £30 in the past... maybe an option for keycap harvesting
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Actually the question was for someone else who is ordering replacement spacebars. Of course they could buy twenty IBM boards to harvest spacebars, but that seems quite the waste. :lol:
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