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by JP!
Yesterday, 16:19
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Micro Switch 53RW4-1 keyboard review (MS magnetic reed)

Great find, strange not seeing a controller on this keyboard.
by JP!
Yesterday, 16:11
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Holy hell, my wife loves me.
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: Holy hell, my wife loves me.

Not everyone can put up with all the bs. You must be her type ;)
by JP!
03 Jun 2020, 17:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: This could've been a happier post (Displaywriter)
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: This should've been a happy post (Displaywriter)

I really don't think it's as bad as it looks. Remove all the keys with the exception of the spacebar and do a full tear down and see what's going on.
by JP!
03 Jun 2020, 15:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Room full of IBM beam spring keyboards!

It's so beautiful :o

Maybe if we all work together we could build a room filled with beamsprings and accompanying female computer operators 8-)
by JP!
02 Jun 2020, 06:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?

The UK-made ATs and XTs have date labels, whereas the US made ones do not. As pointed out bt JP! the PC/AT was released during August, which likely means that production would have begun a few months beforehand. The AT was not inteded as a mass market computer (I believe IBM only sold a few hundred...
by JP!
02 Jun 2020, 05:50
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How did you found your internet nickname?
Replies: 17
Views: 601

Re: How did you found your internet nickname?

Hah! I wondered about yours. I had no idea what placa meant. I used to have a username something like Pantera GTA 03 because I listened to bands like Pantera, Metallica, Megadeth, etc and used to play a lot of Grand Theft Auto III. My nickname here is simply my initials but with an added exclamation...
by JP!
01 Jun 2020, 20:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Selectric II (2) with accessories - question?
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: IBM Selectric II (2) with accessories - question?

They can be hard to give away depending on your local area but yes there is definitely a market for these and they should be saved by you preferably. They are not worth a whole lot unless they have been cleaned and serviced by a professional or you happen to come across a particularly rare or sought...
by JP!
01 Jun 2020, 16:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?

Edit: Other than loose keyboards like what we have another way to discover the oldest of the AT's might be to track down vintage computer collectors with a 5170 Model 068 with the 'type 1' motherboard as this is the very first of the PC AT's produced. http://www.vcfed.org/forum/showthread.php?26480-...
by JP!
01 Jun 2020, 16:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?

Oh wow this one is even older! Thats really neat! It appears that very early models do have that sweet looking PCB, very neat. And seems you have ran into the same issue with paint falling off - I suppose its a giveaway of early models? See most AT's I've seen don't have this style of label with a ...
by JP!
01 Jun 2020, 14:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Oldest IBM F AT Keyboard?

Here is mine. The paint on mine has chipped and was flaking off pretty easily so I started to remove all of the paint of the top case to have it repainted but it was very tedious work. I did get most of that old paint chipped off chipped off with a guitar pick. I probably should have left it alone n...
by JP!
30 May 2020, 02:00
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23362
Views: 1599717

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

forter4 wrote:
30 May 2020, 00:59
So which one of you got the Dasher? lol

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174290497642?n ... 663.l10137
Not working :o That's pricey. Hopefully it can be brought back to it's former glory. It would at least make a neat display piece.
by JP!
30 May 2020, 01:41
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2990
Views: 294111

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 01:09
Naughty


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I like it. Reminds me of a brass plate or even a bit like the color of the zinc plated beamspring plates. I have a couple plates I want to have professionally done but haven't settled on the color or the type of paint yet.
by JP!
30 May 2020, 00:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2990
Views: 294111

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

ddrfraser1 wrote:
30 May 2020, 00:22
Well since we’re measuring penises...


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Can we get nudes? Would love to see more of that bling plate.
by JP!
29 May 2020, 23:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2990
Views: 294111

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Pah! A certain keyboard monster from Japan. Also nice scale, I have a Dymo similar to yours. Also interesting the new F62 is heavier than the original :o

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by JP!
29 May 2020, 22:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question

When restoring Model F i find it best to just use 2.jpg on all the goo and rust on the barrel plate and spray paint it afterwards ;) Prefer to prime it with some rust stopper before some layers of black paint. Leaves you with a like new a surface :) This tool would be the most economical diy way to...
by JP!
29 May 2020, 22:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question

Soaking the plate and barrels in warm soapy water for an hour or overnight will get that residue off without much manual effort. Soaking in vinegar water will get the rust off, but will leave it subject to immediate new rusting unless you get it painted. I love Rustoleum and read the label, many of...
by JP!
29 May 2020, 22:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: IBM Model F Cleaning/Restoration Question

Thanks very much! What about the springs? If you have any rusty ones just treat with a product called Evaporust but most I see are usually pretty clean. Optionally a light application of gun oil (soak and later wipe away any excess) probably wouldn't hurt to prevent corrosion down the road but I've...
by JP!
29 May 2020, 16:28
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4888
Views: 579574

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

One idea might be to spray some matte clearcoat paint as a protective layer before use. Wear marks just mean you are legit. Per Ellipse's comment regarding F107's I could tell mine was repainted long ago. If the wear is a deal breaker I'd suggest having it repainted by an auto body shop. I mean I ha...
by JP!
28 May 2020, 21:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Hi-Tek high profile terminal keyboard with a few quirks
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Hi-Tek high profile terminal keyboard with a few quirks

Whoa, I'm just now seeing this. Nice work once again! Most of the switches are cracked so will need to do a bit of restoration.
by JP!
28 May 2020, 20:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Epson Q703D-AA conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 729

Re: Epson Q703D-AA conversion

kralcifer wrote:
28 May 2020, 19:52
MMcM wrote:
28 May 2020, 15:21
preferred to go by initials. Consequently I called him Richard.
Haha, RMS I presume.
I also prefer to go by my initials! ;)

Also I think I seen this board on eBay or one like it and was curious about the switches so now I'm glad to see what it is.
by JP!
28 May 2020, 16:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23362
Views: 1599717

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

forter4 wrote:
28 May 2020, 16:37
JP! wrote:
27 May 2020, 23:23
Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T
Woah, what model is that? I've never seen that layout in a beamspring
Very rare these days.
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by JP!
28 May 2020, 16:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

Yeah, and maybe other models that we haven't found yet. I've always assumed that it was <number of keys><switch type><category number>-<sequential number>, without any firm basis. I have 5, 24, and 30 for the first. And 1, 2, 3, and 5 for the second. In any case, while there might well be other 103...
by JP!
28 May 2020, 02:48
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Re: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

Stunning find JP, is there any chance to hear more of its origins? hearing who originally owned the thing, it might hold some interesting backstory behind it aswell. I could try but it seems unlikely we will get more info on this. That is a great find. It's been a very long time, but I seem to reme...
by JP!
27 May 2020, 23:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23362
Views: 1599717

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Whoa! Gone.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-TERMINAL-K ... SwJ15ezs8T

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by JP!
27 May 2020, 22:03
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273
Replies: 10
Views: 616

Space Cadet PCB? - SD16273

A Space Cadet brother! :shock: Super space bros :D 1b.JPG spacerace.jpg I recently purchased this stunning Micro Switch keyboard from the following listing: Vintage 1970's Computer Workstation Terminal Keyboard, MIT CADR LISP? Metal Case The seller added "MIT CADR LISP?" to the description but I ass...
by JP!
22 May 2020, 06:54
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1866
Views: 142885

Re: Stuff you just bought

I had a dry spell for a bit of not buying anything during this pandemic but I just grabbed this massive Micro Switch board.

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by JP!
22 May 2020, 06:49
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1866
Views: 142885

Re: Stuff you just bought

dcopellino wrote:
21 May 2020, 22:26
The perfect companion to my last acquisition... Pratically a side car to finally properly play at marble madness. I don't think may be something more vintage than 8bit style vintage videogame straight from '80s.....
Haha, I love it.

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