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jerue wrote:Vintage & Rare!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rare-DT...2797014370


...let me echo that again...Vintage & Rare! :lol:

All that's missing is "Only one on ebay."
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Not quite all that's missing...

". . . with THE Blue Alps" is necessary for ultimate shenanigans.
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ohaimark wrote:Not quite all that's missing...

". . . with THE Blue Alps" is necessary for ultimate shenanigans.

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A few G80-1800 in iso qwertz. The same seller got some in white as well.

http://www.ebay.it/itm/Cherry-Tastatur-...Swv9FXgd5X
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FYI, it's a Hi-Tek:

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manna wrote:A few G80-1800 in iso qwertz. The same seller got some in white as well.

http://www.ebay.it/itm/Cherry-Tastatur-...Swv9FXgd5X

Same as always, only pricier than before!

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However, still the cheapest source of Cherry switches available at the moment. Their webshop at cumb/cueb.de has been down for a while, I would wait until they come back online and see what prices they give you there.
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I've found what looks like a good source for SGI boards in the UK:

Ian's SGI Depot

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/kybdsmice.html
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Scarpia wrote:I've found what looks like a good source for SGI boards in the UK:

Ian's SGI Depot

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/kybdsmice.html
That's quite a few of them, but damn, they're expensive, and he's not even showing a picture Oo .

Still, an interesting notion. He might know something about the SGI protocol - not sure whether that one's been converted yet.
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Didn't want to start a thread for this but just received this Chinese LED testing device and it's super fun!!!

http://r.ebay.com/EbWFc2

You whack in a 9v battery and can then very simply test the LED brightness at various currencies.

Great for "checking" LEDs before putting them into a keyboard and picking the right resistors for a LED. And at 2.20€ shipped, an investment well worth it.
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Scarpia wrote:I've found what looks like a good source for SGI boards in the UK:

Ian's SGI Depot

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/kybdsmice.html

Very nice find, they're not that expensive. He's got a few pics up. What we need to find next is a Alps deadstock depot! :evilgeek:
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Anyone know which switches these are?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AT-Style-Keyb...1722228880
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balotz wrote:Anyone know which switches these are?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AT-Style-Keyb...1722228880

White ALPS
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balotz wrote:Anyone know which switches these are?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AT-Style-Keyb...1722228880

White ALPS
Nope, clones.
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Chyros wrote:
Scarpia wrote:I've found what looks like a good source for SGI boards in the UK:

Ian's SGI Depot

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/kybdsmice.html
That's quite a few of them, but damn, they're expensive, and he's not even showing a picture Oo .

Still, an interesting notion. He might know something about the SGI protocol - not sure whether that one's been converted yet.

I've e-mail this person quite a few times asking if there are "boards in such a bad shape that he finds unethical to sell" but for me to harvest, he actually has quite some more than those listed. But I dropped the idea as I got switches somewhere else managed for me.
He's not super responsive in e-mails though, seems like these are just his side project, but definitely a pro in SGI items.
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Menuhin wrote:
Chyros wrote:
Scarpia wrote:I've found what looks like a good source for SGI boards in the UK:

Ian's SGI Depot

http://www.sgidepot.co.uk/sgidepot/kybdsmice.html
That's quite a few of them, but damn, they're expensive, and he's not even showing a picture Oo .

Still, an interesting notion. He might know something about the SGI protocol - not sure whether that one's been converted yet.

I've e-mail this person quite a few times asking if there are "boards in such a bad shape that he finds unethical to sell" but for me to harvest, he actually has quite some more than those listed. But I dropped the idea as I got switches somewhere else managed for me.
He's not super responsive in e-mails though, seems like these are just his side project, but definitely a pro in SGI items.

Hmm interesting. Bookmarked!
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snuci wrote:On the, "Seller won't remove a keycap" thought...

You guys are thinking like keyboard enthusiasts. Most people don't know that key caps are removable. The seller is a vintage computer seller; I have followed him for some time and have purchased a thing or two from him. His only exposure to a key cap is probably one that has broken off as was the case for me in the not too distant past. When someone suggests that he remove a key cap, the first thing a seller like him will say is "No". Not because he doesn't want to tell what kind of switch is underneath but he thinks there is a good chance he'll break off a key and now what he was trying to sell has to be cancelled and re-listed now as broken.

I understand completely why any unexperienced seller will not remove a key cap. Up until about two years ago, I didn't know you could take a key cap off either :)

Even when you know that keycaps are removable, there is actually a quite fair chance of breaking it. How many of your friends do you think can break a switch/cap if you tell them to remove the cap without a puller? I can think of some where I think their chance is less than 50/50.
And a good portion would come back after trying to pull a cap from an AEKII, saying "you're trolling me, right?" because those can sit extremely tight. If I hadn't bought an AEKII to rip its keykaps off, I would have tried gently and then stopped.
And I actually broke a keycap on the F-row, maybe the plastic was brittle, but hey, for real vintage boards, one can expect the plastic to be brittle in some cases.
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I don't know how well liked proxy-service websites are on DT, but I found a teradrive:

http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/y...top_search
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//gainsborough wrote:I don't know how well liked proxy-service websites are on DT, but I found a teradrive:

http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/y...top_search

Nice find. They're definitely sleek looking vintage boards, but I found an SM-101 locally a few weeks back and I think one Alps buckling spring board is enough for me...the switch is definitely not daily driver material.
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Harshmallow wrote:
//gainsborough wrote:I don't know how well liked proxy-service websites are on DT, but I found a teradrive:

http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/y...top_search

Nice find. They're definitely sleek looking vintage boards, but I found an SM-101 locally a few weeks back and I think one Alps buckling spring board is enough for me...the switch is definitely not daily driver material.


I'm jealous! Is the switch really not that great? I love the sound they make in chyros' video.
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//gainsborough wrote:
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//gainsborough wrote:I don't know how well liked proxy-service websites are on DT, but I found a teradrive:

http://www.fromjapan.co.jp/en/auction/y...top_search

Nice find. They're definitely sleek looking vintage boards, but I found an SM-101 locally a few weeks back and I think one Alps buckling spring board is enough for me...the switch is definitely not daily driver material.


I'm jealous! Is the switch really not that great? I love the sound they make in chyros' video.
The switch feel is okay, but it's not as good as IBM's. The sound is better IMO, though, and the Teradrive is definitely one of the best-looking boards out there, surely.
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Model M in need of some heavy cleaning plus a spare inner assembly $20 BIN
http://www.ebay.com/itm/132050410490
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That's a rebranded NTC 6151. Probably white Alps, but can also be blue, or OA2 clones.
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Valid Logic Systems keyboard?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valid-Logic-Sys...SwUKxYcrMf

I have no idea what this is.
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//gainsborough wrote:Valid Logic Systems keyboard?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Valid-Logic-Sys...SwUKxYcrMf

I have no idea what this is.

FT06 on the back, the font, and the LED positioning on a key scream Key Tronic foam and foil.
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woah!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solid-Wood-Keyb...Swt5hYdPvo

Definitely unique looking!

Also, thanks XMIT!
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//gainsborough wrote:woah!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solid-Wood-Keyb...Swt5hYdPvo

Definitely unique looking!

Huh. It's in Austin. The one guy I knew here who had one of these move away.

Look at that, 1.5u mods and a tiny 5u Space bar. I'll pass. But someone else should pick it up! These are very nice white Alps boards with impressive hardwood cases. Not too common either. I remember these being like $200-$300 in the late 90s.
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//gainsborough wrote:woah!!!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Solid-Wood-Keyb...Swt5hYdPvo

Definitely unique looking!

Huh. It's in Austin. The one guy I knew here who had one of these move away.

Look at that, 1.5u mods and a tiny 5u Space bar. I'll pass. But someone else should pick it up! These are very nice white Alps boards with impressive hardwood cases. Not too common either. I remember these being like $200-$300 in the late 90s.

There are two being listed right now, from different sellers - and one has stickers on each key with giant font characters. The seller links to a couple articles from the 90's mentioning this company. They had a whole wooden computer - over $3000 for the machine, $650 for the keyboard and $300 or $350 for the mouse.
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Harshmallow wrote:There are two being listed right now, from different sellers - and one has stickers on each key with giant font characters. The seller links to a couple articles from the 90's mentioning this company. They had a whole wooden computer - over $3000 for the machine, $650 for the keyboard and $300 or $350 for the mouse.

The price was off :roll: but note that these are the same seller and one is already sold. IMO the complete one with the stickers is the better deal.
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