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by JP!
Yesterday, 20:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find

SneakyRobb wrote:
Yesterday, 19:30
Ah good catch JP! !
:D You remembered the exclamation mark after my name!

I think an investigation may be in order. Might not be a bad idea to try and reach out to some old IBMers who spoke or attended this reunion.
by JP!
Yesterday, 20:20
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4287
Views: 458630

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

So does serial #0001 go to someone or is this reserved to it's creator?
by JP!
Yesterday, 17:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find

Hi, Your keyboard was likely made in Don Mills/Toronto Canada https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqjWNgUI94E Some images in the 20seconds to 2+ minute mark There was a majorly huge IBM factory there that produced a large number of beamspring keyboards ibm Toronto.JPG This must be IBM Mecca :shock: Als...
by JP!
Yesterday, 14:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find

Such a neat find! Beamspring APL is quite rare these days so finding these specific keys or any regular keys for that matter is quite impossible. You're best bet would be to somehow come across a second just like it ;) or a vanilla 3278/3279 to fill in the missing keys. I've only came across one oth...
by JP!
07 Dec 2019, 22:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unicomp Black Friday F Bigfoot
Replies: 15
Views: 613

Re: Unicomp Black Friday F Bigfoot

I would have expected the tag on the cable to have been much older. This is totally weird. Maybe the factory that manufactured the cables had some NOS cables in reserve and re-tagged them. :?: Also I'd be curious to know if there are any manufacturing date codes on any IC's on the PCB.
by JP!
07 Dec 2019, 21:53
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unicomp Black Friday - IBM Model M 1394625 / 3270 APL Converted to USB
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Unicomp Black Friday - IBM Model M 1394625 / 3270 APL Converted to USB

ZedTheMan wrote:
07 Dec 2019, 21:46
Looks like a lovely set! Nice get! I quite like the bigfoot I purchased during the sale.
Nice. I had already bought 2 bigfoots (2 for the price of 1) in rough shape to restore. This sale a couple years ago would have solved that problem :lol:
by JP!
07 Dec 2019, 21:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Unicomp Black Friday - IBM Model M 1394625 / 3270 APL Converted to USB
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Unicomp Black Friday - IBM Model M 1394625 / 3270 APL Converted to USB

This just arrived in the mail and was one of several which Unicomp sold on during their Black Friday sale. I would say it was a really great deal for $89. :D 1394625_800x329.jpg I ordered this keyboard on 11/29 but was actually 'manufactured' several days later. Having a new nos hybrid keyboard is r...
by JP!
04 Dec 2019, 06:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

John Doe wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 05:53
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Keybor ... Sw7EJdy8AF

Anybody know something about the board? Seller used "beamspring" description but couldn't see any switch info.
Whatever it is I can say it's not IBM or a beamspring.
by JP!
03 Dec 2019, 20:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A phosphorglow restored 1391401!
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: A phosphorglow restored 1391401!

What about this other post?
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=23063&p=455642#p455642
by JP!
03 Dec 2019, 16:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A phosphorglow restored 1391401!
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: A phosphorglow restored 1391401!

Darkshado wrote:
03 Dec 2019, 16:06
I smell an edit spam necro post, original thread here: viewtopic.php?t=8678
I see your BS detector is working :lol:
by JP!
03 Dec 2019, 16:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

The german scrap king has today what looks like a beam spring with blue housings (???) https://www.ebay.de/itm/Vintage-Keybord-Beamspring/184066104874?hash=item2adb31de2a:g:0KoAAOSwlyVd5O3i I don't remember ever seeing beam spring switches like those. Condition is less than ideal though. Neat. This...
by JP!
03 Dec 2019, 03:22
Forum: Gallery
Topic: NEC Keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: NEC Keyboard

We can neither confirm nor deny the existence of this keyboard or related systems. Regardless it's an absolute gem.
by JP!
02 Dec 2019, 21:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Model M with APL keys back on the menu
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/1394625
by JP!
02 Dec 2019, 16:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion
Replies: 10
Views: 1014

Re: IBM 029 keypunch keyboard repair and conversion

Whoa this is amazing!
by JP!
02 Dec 2019, 05:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Is there anything like a Soarere's Converter for USB Keyboards

I think Hasu was working on something like this.
by JP!
01 Dec 2019, 21:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: 2019 Mega Post - Keyboard Loot, Lore, and Escapades
Replies: 0
Views: 295

2019 Mega Post - Keyboard Loot, Lore, and Escapades

Now that nominations for this years best finds / collections / restorations are in the hopper for the DTA awards, I figured now was the best time to do a quick recap of this years finds and adventures. ;) [Warning] Abandon all hope if you choose to continue on with this madness and the rabbit holes ...
by JP!
01 Dec 2019, 19:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Not sure of the switches but looks familiar.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Decision-Data- ... SwhYNd5AfG
by JP!
01 Dec 2019, 07:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Sony OA-S3400 Keyboard (Fujitsu Magnetic Reed)
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Fujitsu N860-4038-T001 03A - Magnetic Reed

Looks like Haata beat me to this one as well. Apparently this is a Sony OA-S3400 Keyboard. https://www.flickr.com/photos/triplehaata/albums/72157661805766530 and https://deskthority.net/wiki/Sony_OA-S3400_Word_Processor https://deskthority.net/wiki/images/6/6a/Sony_OA-S3400_Word_Processor_lid_open.j...
by JP!
01 Dec 2019, 03:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: DTK SPK-101 Keyboard
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: DTK SPK-101 Keyboard

I wasn't a big fan of NEC blue but then again the board I do have is extremely filthy and have a NOS white Alps board so it's not a fair comparison for me. Also I do have another very well used white Alps board that is heinously terrible.
by JP!
30 Nov 2019, 18:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 531

Re: Bay Area Keyboard Meetup - Nov 2019

Thanks for sharing this here! I wish I could have attended, maybe next year though!
by JP!
30 Nov 2019, 02:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Model M's with Arabic legends (pricey though)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-ibm-model- ... 4041240754
by JP!
30 Nov 2019, 01:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!
Replies: 69
Views: 6525

Re: Univac Keyboard (Micro Switch) - Now USB converted via custom TMK scan module!

That is one sexy Micro Switch board. I'd go with black myself.
by JP!
29 Nov 2019, 18:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Welp...all of the APL keyboards are gone.

They used to sell a set with orange legends but the quality was really poor and now they sell a set with blue legends instead.

https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/USAPLSET
by JP!
29 Nov 2019, 16:34
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Pingmaster
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: [WTB] IBM Pingmaster

I have an extra nib Chinese Pingmaster I'd sell.
by JP!
29 Nov 2019, 15:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I didn't buy anything last night but lot's of stuff is gone now. There were 19 of the 3270 APL keyboards and now there are 7! No much knowing about APL capsets, is 90 a good price? I paid $70 for a NIB set once so $90 for a converted Model M with APL keys seems like a great deal. Uncommon, but not ...
by JP!
29 Nov 2019, 15:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I didn't buy anything last night but lot's of stuff is gone now. There were 19 of the 3270 APL keyboards and now there are 7!
by JP!
29 Nov 2019, 04:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22861
Views: 1362245

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

yuchipashe wrote:
29 Nov 2019, 03:55
Interestingly, more Bigfoot Fs, an M122 APL converted to USB from 1993 for $90, and an M50 w/o cable for $70.
:o :shock:

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