[Photos] Facit 6480 Typewriter / Calculator

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Sharing my recent collection piece. This time it's typewriter Facit 6480 made in Sweden. Hoped for chance to test some Alps SKFF switches, but instead this one has Alps SKCC Side-Angled Cream (tee mount for keys with led). Can't complain either way. It's basically the same thing that HaaTa wonderfully documented here: https://deskthority.net/photos-videos-f64/facit-8111-2-typewriter-t12424.html, but wider and with addition of calculator. Works fine, so really happy with this one.

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This thing is big (switchplate is 60cm wide) and really heavy so no wonder someone dropped it in transport :lol:
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Metal badge.
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Switches need a good cleaning. They aren't terrible by any means but it's not butter smooth... No binding wich is slight relief, except enter and tab key, wwhich are terribly stabilized (with dummy switches)
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Doubleshot caps with quite unusual shape. Really diggin theese.
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Super steady shot of the calculator part :lol: . But this thing is neat since it works independetly from the rest. So you can type something, then do some calculations (displayed on the VFD) and resume typing. What was previously typed is stored in memory, and is going back to it. There's no metion of the calculator in the instruction which is kinda weird. So don't know what T,I,K buttons do exactly.
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The future plan is to convert it to custom keyboard. Have an idea how this thing should look like. Of course with option to go back and mount it in typewriter in needed.
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Those caps look great!
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I can't see your images due to company blocking policy :( I hope I remember to check this when I get home.
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Whoa holy shit those caps look like they would fit beamsprings!
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Care to donate one to test this theory? :mrgreen:
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That is an interesting combination. I wonder if anyone other than Facit made a typewriter/calculator combination like this. Focus carried the torch with the 3001, 5001, 8000, and 9000.
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purdobol wrote:Care to donate one to test this theory? :mrgreen:

Ohimark sells individual ones on eBay.
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codemonkeymike wrote:
purdobol wrote:Care to donate one to test this theory? :mrgreen:

Ohimark sells individual ones on eBay.

I'm afraid that whole board is needed for "scientific" purposes in this case 8-)
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Cool thanks for posting love it. Best looking keycaps I've seen in a while. #DTA7
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codemonkeymike wrote:
purdobol wrote:Care to donate one to test this theory? :mrgreen:

Ohimark sells individual ones on eBay.

Surely you mean Orihalcon. Ohaimark has never done that to my knowledge. I have a orihalcon beamspring switch tester on my desk right now!
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mike52787 wrote:
codemonkeymike wrote:
purdobol wrote:Care to donate one to test this theory? :mrgreen:

Ohimark sells individual ones on eBay.

Surely you mean Orihalcon. Ohaimark has never done that to my knowledge. I have a orihalcon beamspring switch tester on my desk right now!

Let's see a picture of that!
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Engicoder wrote:https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-BEAMSPRING-Keychain-Keyboard-Key-5251-3101-3278-3279-5120-Displaywriter/282135256215

Oh, as in the keychains. D'oh! (I have one of those, too)

Somehow, I was picturing inside my tiny little brain a 4×4 or 5×5 numpad-looking switch tester, like the ones one can usually see with differing MX switches. THAT would be a fun sight, wouldn't it?
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You are right mike52787, strait up brain fart.
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Are the dummy switches proper SKCC switches but with parts missing? Someone found a keyboard with dummy SKFL switches, that were the same shape but with dark green sliders.
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Just a housing and tee mount slider (enter and tab keys). Not even a spring...
Spacebar on the other hand has normal stabilizer and added external spring around the switch (tee mount).
Tab x, +/= and -/= keys are sitting on 2 switches respectively (angled mount). Which make them considerably heavier.
Switches with leds on them also feel heavier. Leds are mounted on 2 springs.

Also capslock deserves a mention, since led on this one lights up not only when capslock is pressed but also when shift (left and right) is pressed down.
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Same slider colour for the dummy switches?
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Same
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The lack of spring is probably an adequate indicator in itself.
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It's the VFD display that draws my attentions, it looks cool and vintage.
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