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Is this the easy-to-convert leaf spring board?

nvm - it's not.
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//gainsborough wrote:

Is this the easy-to-convert leaf spring board?

nvm - it's not.

Yeah, those are pretty rare. That being said, FLS are great switches that I'd recommend to anybody. The clicky ones are medium to light tactility and low noise on activation. Very smooth as well, which I imagine the linear ones share.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-...2985564442

F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it
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orihalcon wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442

F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it

not always true, my apl f122 never had such front printing
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orihalcon wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442

F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it

Description says the caps are from an M122. It's a nice F122 but certainly not worth ~$1000.
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subcat wrote:
orihalcon wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442

F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it

not always true, my apl f122 never had such front printing

You're certain it's legit? I've never seen a legit M/F APL keyboard that didn't have at least one key front printed in the APL legend color.
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Just cuz:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-m...2986231150

Last one of this same model didn't sell at an auction with opening bid of $1500, so not sure why this seller is going for 50% more without best offer as an option.

It should be noted that this is the same seller going for a world record of $3.3K shipped on a 3279 color which has not sold after about a week so far.
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orihalcon wrote:Just cuz:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-m...2986231150

Last one of this same model didn't sell at an auction with opening bid of $1500, so not sure why this seller is going for 50% more without best offer as an option.

It should be noted that this is the same seller going for a world record of $3.3K shipped on a 3279 color which has not sold after about a week so far.

Well, a Cyrillic beam spring *is* a legitimately rare bird. Been some crazy prices lately...
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E TwentyNine wrote:
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orihalcon wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/1985-IBM-Type-F-Model-F122-APL-Keyboard/152985564442

F122 APL apparently, but pics aren’t that great of the caps. If it’s the originals, the backspace should have front facing “APL” on it

not always true, my apl f122 never had such front printing

You're certain it's legit? I've never seen a legit M/F APL keyboard that didn't have at least one key front printed in the APL legend color.

100% certain, it has front printed legends elsewhere but not backspace. There are a few different variants of these sets that came on different boards.
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Another pricey 3278, but this one at least has some cool cyrillic keycaps...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-m...SwDDxa1RF3
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digital_matthew wrote:Another pricey 3278, but this one at least has some cool cyrillic keycaps...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-m...SwDDxa1RF3

Why not also go for some 100% Authentic DOS games to go with that purchase?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5150-Games...0005.m1851

Only for those that used the system long ago, for supreme legitimacy ;) .
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NIB IBM PS/1 system with French Canadian Model M2, located Montreal, 475$CAD
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IBM 104-key 'Unsaver' keyboard. Rubber dome, but still quite rare:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282929052318

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Edit: Wow, sold in just a couple of minutes. :!:
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Gheez $80 is a stretch for that keyboard which is what it usually goes for. That is crazy. Someone is going to be sorely disappointed that this is not an Unsaver Model F but a Domesaver.
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ekeppel wrote:IBM 104-key 'Unsaver' keyboard. Rubber dome, but still quite rare:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282929052318

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Edit: Wow, sold in just a couple of minutes. :!:


Is this the most expensive rubber dome ever?
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JP! wrote:Gheez $80 is a stretch for that keyboard which is what it usually goes for. That is crazy. Someone is going to be sorely disappointed that this is not an Unsaver Model F but a Domesaver.

Micro switch ST is a very good rubber dome to be fair, but this price is still insane. Very surprised it sold so quickly
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JP! wrote:Gheez $80 is a stretch for that keyboard which is what it usually goes for. That is crazy. Someone is going to be sorely disappointed that this is not an Unsaver Model F but a Domesaver.

Micro switch ST is a very good rubber dome to be fair, but this price is still insane. Very surprised it sold so quickly

Why would you be? Ebay is full of retards, and unfortunately so is this hobby lately.
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Well, as a collector's item it may have more value to some than we would otherwise think. Really, how often does an Unsaver come along, rubber dome or otherwise?

Consider too the crazy prices that Oak-switch Industrial XTs have been garnering. There seem to be a lot of collectors from what I am seeing of the sky high prices. A collector doesn't always care what type of switch a keyboard has so long as they are able to fill that place in their collection. ;)
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290$ rubber dome....What is this, topre? :lol:
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//gainsborough wrote:Is this the most expensive rubber dome ever?

No this one was $4,400.

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https://www.ebay.com/p/Chicony-Mechanic...0012.m1985

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ekeppel wrote:Well, as a collector's item it may have more value to some than we would otherwise think. Really, how often does an Unsaver come along, rubber dome or otherwise?

Consider too the crazy prices that Oak-switch Industrial XTs have been garnering. There seem to be a lot of collectors from what I am seeing of the sky high prices. A collector doesn't always care what type of switch a keyboard has so long as they are able to fill that place in their collection. ;)

As a collectors item yes I could see that. One of these F104's sold for $100 shipped just the other day though. I have one and absolutely can't stand typing on the thing. Oak FTL is much better in my opinion.
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Blaise170 wrote:
//gainsborough wrote:Is this the most expensive rubber dome ever?

No this one was $4,400.

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I forgot about topre >_<
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digital_matthew wrote:Another pricey 3278, but this one at least has some cool cyrillic keycaps...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-m...SwDDxa1RF3


That one is odd. The ";+" key is stepped and the typing area seems to be one key wider than usual. The board itself would also have to be wider by at least 0.5u, maybe 0.75u
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JP! wrote:Gheez $80 is a stretch for that keyboard which is what it usually goes for. That is crazy. Someone is going to be sorely disappointed that this is not an Unsaver Model F but a Domesaver.

Micro switch ST is a very good rubber dome to be fair, but this price is still insane. Very surprised it sold so quickly

I bought a RD unsaver a few years back. I think I paid like $25 shipped, if that. Yes it's rubber dome but the thing is built SOLID. It's built as close to an F as a rubber dome could be.

Course it's sitting unused at the moment, but it's an interesting piece.
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Cheep Cherry POM that looks unused

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2nd best Cherry keyset, hop on it!
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Behold the SIIG Minitouch Mechanical Keyboard PS/2 ALPS mounts switches vintage clicky! So, probably Montereys.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/282929267165/
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Vectra Portable CS - The keyboard is SKCL compacts for function keys and 1988 era SKCM creams for everything else. It also has a unique profile dye-sub PBT keycaps with lovely maroon legends. Unfortunately, they are asking for one hell of a price! I got mine for a fraction of that... Might be worthwhile keeping an eye on, if they can't sell and lower the price.

Below is a picture of mine, I thought I would post it as the SKCL compact wiki entry says that they don't use standard Alps caps. Yes, the slit is slightly narrower, but generic caps fit just fine. I'm going to edit the wiki, unless there is something I don't get?

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PS. You could easily fit a mITX mobo and mount a GPU on an adapter where the floppies pop out. The screen is big enough to take a 16" LCD with plenty of room for the PCB behind it. These are an amazing chassis for a modernisation project and the keyboard is a joy to use. I just don't have the heart to kill my working one.
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