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zrrion wrote:Just ordered two Cherry MX G80s. One G80-11900LTMUS and one G80-8113LRDUS-2 both NIB. I'm pretty sure they'll have vintage blacks so it will be interesting to see how NIB vintage blacks will stand up to NIB SKCC greens. They'll also be my first MX boards so I guess If I don't like MX black Ill be able to swap them out for something else a little easier than I can with my KPT and SKCC boards.
Card reader on one of them should be cool too I guess.

The 11900 is not vintage blacks, should be mid 2000s blacks. The 8113 is MX brown.
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That's pretty cool too, I'll get to try more than one switch type.
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Found through classifieds:
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Darkshado wrote:Found through classifieds:
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Very nice find.
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A military keyboard with Pendar SFL 5101 reed switches, will make a more in depth post on this once I get it converted.
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Oh, I sold one of those ages ago. I never knew what switches it had, because I didn't have the right Torx screwdriver back then. I sold it, because the layout is unusable to me and the switches didn't feel that great, maybe due to the plastic sheet. I did like the massive metal housing and the flip switch, thought!
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Just got this in the mail.
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NIB Tai-Hao TH-5539-8, rebranded as F-21YQ. It has unbranded Tai-Hao APC switches - white slider, older & larger rear contact plate, wide click leaf. They feel fairly similar to the Pine White Alps in my NOS FK-2001, but more tactile and less pleasant overall. Not bad to type on, but they do have a fairly major flaw - they actuate above the click. Alps and their various clones tend to actuate higher up anyway, but these are just ridiculous. They don't quite actuate just from resting my fingers on the keys, but it doesn't take much more than that.
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Moosewing wrote:Just got this in the mail.
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NIB Tai-Hao TH-5539-8, rebranded as F-21YQ. It has unbranded Tai-Hao APC switches - white slider, older & larger rear contact plate, wide click leaf. They feel fairly similar to the Pine White Alps in my NOS FK-2001, but more tactile and less pleasant overall. Not bad to type on, but they do have a fairly major flaw - they actuate above the click. Alps and their various clones tend to actuate higher up anyway, but these are just ridiculous. They don't quite actuate just from resting my fingers on the keys, but it doesn't take much more than that.

I have a keyboard with a similar switch. Very tactile but not particularly in a great way. Not bad though. Mine also actuate well above the click. Its the only thing that detracts me from using it.

Ignore the crud, I took these pics before cleanup.

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Found a Selectric II at goodwill today
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zrrion wrote:Found a Selectric II at goodwill today
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Have you connected it yet, to see if it works?

If you've found a Selectric which still powers on and "TYPES" then you've hit the jack pot.

That style of keyboard needs to be kept FOREVER simply because it's 100% unique compared to everything else out there.
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Noobmaen wrote:A military keyboard with Pendar SFL 5101 reed switches, will make a more in depth post on this once I get it converted.
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Beautiful looking keyboard probably used to launch Military Missiles (ground to air).

Nice catch, if you could buy the whole setup and make a firing sequence to initiate another launch over enemy territory, then you've done great ;) .
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This one was essentially a freebie but I got a hold of a set of Displaywriter manuals. They are not in the best shape but I am nonetheless in awe of the sheer quantity of documentation that came with this machine.

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Elrick wrote:If you've found a Selectric which still powers on and "TYPES" then you've hit the jack pot.
It only hummed when I plugged it there, but after taking it home the clutch was just sticking. I gave it a little push, it started spinning, and I started typing.
The belt is in good shape, the insides are clean, the outsides are clean, and the ink ribbon has barely been used. I hit the jackpot with this one all right. Just going to have to figure out a good oil to oil the clutch with to make sure it doesn't have any trouble and we'll be good to go.
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Canon S-15 with Alps Integrated Domes and an SKCL Green for the lock switch.
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They're not the worst switches I've ever used... but they're pretty awful. I'm very happy with the keycaps though!
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Moosewing wrote:Canon S-15 with Alps Integrated Domes and an SKCL Green for the lock switch.
They're not the worst switches I've ever used... but they're pretty awful. I'm very happy with the keycaps though!

Nice! All the Canon typewriters I find online rarely have the top centred lock light, so I never really bid on anything. :cry:
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