[Photos] Local IBM Industrial Model M Find

Today was a great holiday and a great IBM day as well. I was able to score this sweet Industrial M and an AT keyboard. This keyboard comes from a retired engineer who got this keyboard new, directly from Allen Bradley (very expensive). He had ordered these kind of keyboards for work projects and liked them a lot, which is why of course he ordered one for his own use. In his career he saw the decommissioning of a nuclear facility where all of the office equipment was put into containers designed to contain radioactive waste. Not sure if the equipment was shredded prior, but I like to think that in a 1000 years from now (or whenever the stuff is ok) there will be some awesome finds :)

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You get lots of nifty finds! Kudos to you!
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Brilliant find that Allen Bradley indy. So your the "space pirate"? :o :maverick:
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The industrial case with the custom square patch is really cool, I like also your blue XT from the other thread. Congrats to the nice finds.
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Very nice! I think this is the first time that I see that badge.
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Definitely a cool find and interesting variation on the indy M. Never hurts to find an IBM PC AT keyboard either ;) Great find.
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As a vintage electronics fan, I am totally blown away by that AB board. For those who may not know what Allen Bradley did, they made these:

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The gold standard of resistors for decades. Kind of like the Model M of electronics components I guess. :)
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Congrats on the finds! That SDL connector is pretty nifty, would be neat if that were the standard one used for Model Ms.
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