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wonder what kind of switches it has.
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zrrion wrote:wonder what kind of switches it has.

wiki/Perkin-Elmer_3700_keyboard
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digital_matthew wrote:Fun restoration project for not too much dough:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s-...:rk:5:pf:0

These are fun too: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254004528979
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bronz wrote:Look at this AST-SK-1200
I am not sure if it is mechanical, but condition is nice
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AST-SK-1200-...rk:21:pf:0


seems its rubber dome.

reference post on DT.

keyboards-f2/zenith-sk-2000re-t8236.html

Yep.
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Rohde & Schwarz PCA-Z1
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Low price compared to other similar on ebay.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Rohde-Schwarz-P...rk:41:pf:0
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bronz wrote:Rohde & Schwarz PCA-Z1
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Low price compared to other similar on ebay.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Rohde-Schwarz-P...rk:41:pf:0

Or get it cheaper directly from here ;)
for-sale-f55/cherry-g80-0414-t18648.html
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DatOtherJosh wrote:https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j532190216
https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/x584982975
Some ibm Japanese 5576-1 and -2s

A little strange though, I don't recognize the switches that those have. I thought that multistations all had green, yellow, or less commonly black ALPS? Perhaps these are some odd rubber dome version? A close up switch shot would help determine, but I don't exactly speak Japanese to request a picture ;)
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orihalcon wrote:
DatOtherJosh wrote:https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j532190216
https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/x584982975
Some ibm Japanese 5576-1 and -2s

A little strange though, I don't recognize the switches that those have. I thought that multistations all had green, yellow, or less commonly black ALPS? Perhaps these are some odd rubber dome version? A close up switch shot would help determine, but I don't exactly speak Japanese to request a picture ;)

wiki/IBM_PS/55_Keyboards
It's documented. Those are Alps Plate Spring switches.
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Found this while I was browsing ebay- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kinyo-...k:106:pf:0
Looks rather interesting.
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Lanrefni wrote:Found this while I was browsing ebay- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kinyo-...k:106:pf:0
Looks rather interesting.

To my miserable eye-sight, looks like a membrane and/or scissor switch model.

He was careful not to show any back photos to help further describe what he's selling, always avoid such sellers.
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BOY am I angry I missed this. Juuuust a bit angry
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-Conve...663.l10137
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green-squid wrote:BOY am I angry I missed this. Juuuust a bit angry
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-Conve...663.l10137
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Is that a buckling spring ?
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it has brown alps for the full sized keys and uses compact alps for the .5u tall keys. That thing went for a very good price.
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I wish people would just desolder and replace the switches, these scalpers are ruining vintage computers.
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Nivlom_Drol- wrote:Image

Nice layout for something so small.

LOVE the isolated 'FN' key, why don't they do that anymore?

Very logical and you could easily find it with your fingers whilst not looking at the keyboard at all.
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Whoever got that was very lucky. That would've been a good price even four years ago xD .
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre...3037035096

it might not be the best keyboard but for the price, can't really go wrong :lol:
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what is this ?
Decent looking board with what appears to be pine SKCM Whites. Unfortunately the stem of the Up Arrow switch is broken. https://www.ebay.com/itm/202523061220
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Ooooh! Very early whites, no Alps logo on the top housing, some folks (like me) can't tell those from blues.
Gamuholic wrote:Decent looking board with what appears to be pine SKCM Whites. Unfortunately the stem of the Up Arrow switch is broken. https://www.ebay.com/itm/202523061220
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Chyros wrote:
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digital_matthew wrote:Ever feel like you just never have enough F keys?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage-Am...Sw6Pxb4nqs

What, no F31 and F32? Way to ruin my productivity, Amkey...
BTW, IIRC those are Cherry solid state capacitive, or otherwise probably MX black. The former make a pretty good noise ^^ . Quite 'spensive though.

I think they're foam & foil, but I'm not sure which brand. I've never seen any like this before and my wiki-fu is failing me.
https://imgur.com/a/TalFttO
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Gamuholic wrote:
Chyros wrote:
depletedvespene wrote:What, no F31 and F32? Way to ruin my productivity, Amkey...
BTW, IIRC those are Cherry solid state capacitive, or otherwise probably MX black. The former make a pretty good noise ^^ . Quite 'spensive though.

I think they're foam & foil, but I'm not sure which brand. I've never seen any like this before and my wiki-fu is failing me.
https://imgur.com/a/TalFttO
IMG_20181203_202923_50.jpg

Yes, foam and foil. Here is another one https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/MLA-752827707-teclado-consola-tomografo-picker-_JM
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So... Her Majesty popped up... and it's gone. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rare-Xerox...663.l10137
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I've been on the lookout for one of those! IDK how I missed that since I have been keeping (I thought) a pretty close eye on ebay! Maybe I'll snag the next one. (or find one in a haul, that would be a hoot)
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There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:
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bronz wrote:There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:

I use an app called BayWatch on my iPhone to get fast notifications on new matches for eBay searches. That’s how I found a Mode F XT for $12 last week.

I don’t doubt that some people go beyond that and implement their own sniping bots via the eBay API.
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There used to be a way to do it in eBay itself but it looks like they have phased that functionality out. I'll look into a phone app though, hadn't thought of that.
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bronz wrote:There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:

I use an app called BayWatch on my iPhone to get fast notifications on new matches for eBay searches. That’s how I found a Mode F XT for $12 last week.

I don’t doubt that some people go beyond that and implement their own sniping bots via the eBay API.

That is a horrible idea. I'd be destitute if I had something like that :lol:
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Decently priced IBM Model M Battleship https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre...3325299842
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