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by JP!
Yesterday, 19:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 30
Views: 944

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Thanks for the pro tips. It's doubtful I will do anything like this in the near future but I've thought the same before and this ended up being a spur of the moment opportunity. If I do come across something to this scale I'll try and do some things a bit differently but maybe cases like these are b...
by JP!
Yesterday, 05:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 30
Views: 944

Re: IBM stash in Houston

So today Elecplus, Xmit, myself and a few others joined in for an adventure packed day of sifting through massive towers of computers and monitors. Although we did not get through everything, we covered a lot of ground but with better planning I think we definitely could have sorted through the whol...
by JP!
19 Jan 2019, 06:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM stash in Houston
Replies: 30
Views: 944

Re: IBM stash in Houston

Just a quick reminder that round 1 of the Houston haul will take place @ 10-10-30am (all day) on Saturday 1/19! The keyboards most likely will find new homes quickly but there are literally hundreds of towers and monitors and boxes filled with old computer books and manuals :shock: pm me for details...
by JP!
14 Jan 2019, 00:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Mainframe Computer Ops (Beamsprings)
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: IBM Mainframe Computer Ops (Beamsprings)

depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:55
Cool. :)

But... aren't those Model F units at 1:40?
I believe so. At 1:07 I think we have MicroSwitch with the IBM 129 punches and at 3:13 are IBM 3036 consoles with a keyboard which I have no idea if they are beamspring or not.
by JP!
13 Jan 2019, 22:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Mainframe Computer Ops (Beamsprings)
Replies: 4
Views: 245

IBM Mainframe Computer Ops (Beamsprings)

Check this out, a vintage data center with beamsprings everywhere :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwj6pfhWBps
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by JP!
13 Jan 2019, 22:24
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1669
Views: 63910

Re: Stuff you just bought

Myoth wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 22:07
depletedvespene wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 19:12
M104.jpg
:puke:
Sorry but mixing up text+icon mods with icon mods is a no-go...
What about my faux Model M industrial unicorn vomit Model M? :lol:
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by JP!
13 Jan 2019, 21:30
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1669
Views: 63910

Re: Stuff you just bought

That is a nice Model M :)
by JP!
11 Jan 2019, 04:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3306
Views: 121997

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Muirium wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 03:22
Nice claim, but we've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. We watched beamsprings glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. And then there was Honeywell…
:lol:
by JP!
10 Jan 2019, 21:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3306
Views: 121997

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I've seen this switch somewhere before but not in person. I love how thick those keys are though.
by JP!
10 Jan 2019, 15:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3306
Views: 121997

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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by JP!
09 Jan 2019, 05:33
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: metal detector for gold
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: metal detector for gold

Muirium wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 05:03
And my spam report was already in. <Sound of resigned Wookie anger>
Screaming intensifies...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MobvQnQqraI
by JP!
09 Jan 2019, 04:57
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: metal detector for gold
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Re: metal detector for gold

My scam detector is going off.
by JP!
09 Jan 2019, 04:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F EMR
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: IBM Model F EMR

I thought the EMR variants had a plug like this:
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by JP!
07 Jan 2019, 22:28
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keyboard shoes!
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Keyboard shoes!

Rubber dome though ;)
by JP!
06 Jan 2019, 04:29
Forum: Other
Topic: (FREE) Zenith SuperSport 286e (minus keycaps)
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Sticker says "State of Indiana" so it must go to someone in Indiana but I don't need it.
by JP!
05 Jan 2019, 01:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: Black Dell At102w
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Elrick wrote: Providing a DEAD link, isn't going to get you any interest at all especially here on DT.

Provide the visual FACT up front for everyone to see, before any monetary exchange could be discussed.
That link had an extra character at the end ')'

https://imgur.com/gallery/lItgOYJ
by JP!
04 Jan 2019, 04:22
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986035

digital_matthew wrote: The retirement placard is actually kind of cute...
I just noticed that the numbers on that placard match the numbers on the bottom label of this keyboard. :lol:
by JP!
04 Jan 2019, 03:32
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986035

What's funny is that I was actually looking for a gold bicycle chain on eBay but this came up first :lol:
by JP!
04 Jan 2019, 03:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986035

Gold 3279 :shock: - A keyboard fit for King Midas himself.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-IBM-3278-D ... :rk:1:pf:0
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by JP!
03 Jan 2019, 21:57
Forum: Workshop
Topic: wcass' Compact SSK: a review, reverse engineer, teardown, geek-out.
Replies: 39
Views: 1556

I had no idea this even existed :o #dta2019
by JP!
31 Dec 2018, 23:04
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22072
Views: 986035

by JP!
31 Dec 2018, 19:18
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM wheelwriter keycaps for buckling spring
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

xueyao wrote: Is the Bigfoot case compatible with the XT innards?

Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
Yes.
by JP!
31 Dec 2018, 04:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2018 IBM Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 561

That for your response Aer Fixus. I was thinking CommonSense would be the way to go. It sounds like one would almost need a torque wrench accurate enough to tighten each screw with exacting precision and perhaps a specific tightening order or procedure to ensure the most consistent results. I'll be ...
by JP!
31 Dec 2018, 04:16
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM wheelwriter keycaps for buckling spring
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Laser wrote: Any minute now, somebody will ask about the price of the sofa (with shipping) :D
Hey if a bank can be shipped through the postal service why can't this sofa? Also i'm still interested in that Wiha driver. I don't have one with the soft touch grip (pm'd) :)
by JP!
30 Dec 2018, 19:18
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM wheelwriter keycaps for buckling spring
Replies: 20
Views: 1050

Nice try on the timestamp, unfortunately that's not how those work :lol: Unless you want to sell that pretty looking screwdriver :lol: Agree, Wiha makes some damn fine screwdrivers. Edit: Actually this is a nut driver which can be used to open a Model M. "40% More Power"!!! - https://www.wihatools....
by JP!
30 Dec 2018, 17:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 2018 IBM Collection
Replies: 7
Views: 561

That's an impressive collection. Thanks for sharing! Is possible to still make a Model M into a Model F like you have done?
by JP!
29 Dec 2018, 05:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 35
Views: 1229

digital_matthew wrote: If you can restore those beamers to working condition those supermodels will be bashing down your door (that's how it works in my mind anyway.)
Great, now I'm going to lose sleep pondering these possibilities...
by JP!
29 Dec 2018, 05:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 35
Views: 1229

OldIsNew wrote:
Mr.Nobody wrote: No mike5787! Keep your eyes on the prize! Mr. Nobody is right! With just that little extra money for a supermodel I can make it happen for sure! Trust me!
You get the supermodel(s) after the beamsprings are rescued. Deal?
by JP!
29 Dec 2018, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Anyone in Italy? Go rescue those beams man!
Replies: 35
Views: 1229

I love the idea of saving these keyboards, but realistically they are completely trashed. In that condition they are just scrap metal. I would gladly restore this scrap metal if someone were to anonymously donate them to me and I'd even pay for shipping. ;) You would need to sandblast all the metal...

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