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by JP!
Yesterday, 17:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3214
Views: 515378

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Chouz wrote:
Yesterday, 14:43
IWS
G80-9035
Do you have any background on where this keyboard were used? Looks like it was used with some sort of special purpose software application used with a telephone system. Yours shares a number of custom keys as a Model M that I found locally a few years back.

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by JP!
15 Sep 2021, 15:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3214
Views: 515378

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

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by JP!
15 Sep 2021, 15:39
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 90
Views: 16924

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

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by JP!
15 Sep 2021, 03:19
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 764
Views: 125526

Re: IBM SSK club!

As far as I know, the system is basically a ruggedized PS/2 crammed into a cabinet on wheels, but that's just my (admittedly poor) deductive reasoning and heresy I've heard online. Thanks for that! I think you are correct that it is essentially a PS/2 class computer. Also I spotted a couple on eBay...
by JP!
15 Sep 2021, 02:26
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 764
Views: 125526

Re: IBM SSK club!

Imagine what I must have felt upon seeing the listing, lol. Ended up paying ~$35 all in for it, with a listed price of $100 for the full system. Would have loved to take the full computer, but there was no realistic way to get it from small town Maine down to me in Pennsylvania. Uggh...I'd probably...
by JP!
14 Sep 2021, 22:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 764
Views: 125526

Re: IBM SSK club!

headphone_jack wrote:
12 Sep 2021, 18:09
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My latest Facebook find. 1993 MOPAR SSK, converted into an FSSK.
You found this on Facebook! :o That is a hell of a find.
by JP!
14 Sep 2021, 22:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3214
Views: 515378

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Damn that F77 / F50 is beautiful. I'm jelly. I just have a vanilla F107 and new F77.
by JP!
13 Sep 2021, 02:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Electric Typewriter Model 85+10 [cap BS]
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: IBM Electric Typewriter Model 85+10 [cap BS]

Nice work. Do you have the actual service manual or did you find a copy online? Also you might want to ensure that your machine is not bugged by the KGB. https://qz.com/932448/forget-smart-tvs-in-the-1980s-spies-were-hacking-typewriters/ :lol: :lol: :lol: “When I saw those x-rays, my response was, ‘...
by JP!
07 Sep 2021, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What is this cable called and where can i get it? (For IBM Model F)
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: What is this cable called and where can i get it? (For IBM Model F)

You can also just use random jumper wires or take some wires from an old ethernet cable (preferably solid wire rather than stranded).
by JP!
07 Sep 2021, 14:46
Forum: Workshop
Topic: How do I stick the IBM keyboard badge back onto the case?
Replies: 8
Views: 1650

Re: How do I stick the IBM keyboard badge back onto the case?

I've used 3M 300LSE double-sided clear adhesive tape for installing badges and other types of craft work at home. This tape is commonly used in cellphone repair.
by JP!
04 Sep 2021, 17:05
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: [WTT] [H] NIB Silver Badge Model M 1390131 [W] IBM/Alps/Surprise Me
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: [WTT] [H] NIB Silver Badge Model M 1390131 [W] IBM/Alps/Surprise Me

Just a bump.

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by JP!
28 Aug 2021, 16:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 520
Views: 48104

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

What about boiling + sonic clean + polish + apply wax lubricant? I want to try the hot melt wax that I use for my bicycle chains on a very nasty Northgate Omnikey that I thought was beyond saving without getting replacement switches for the entire board.
by JP!
27 Aug 2021, 20:19
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102568

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

JP as a note I install and test each space bar on the keyboards that go out, but sometimes they require adjustment after the keyboards are bounced around in shipping - sometimes they are bounced so much that people have found the space bar separated from its keyboard barrel! I'm actually typing on ...
by JP!
27 Aug 2021, 04:45
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 6761
Views: 1102568

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

I just received my new F77 after waiting these past few years and I a bit let down by some rather inconvenient issues on an otherwise quality piece of kit. Right out of the box the spacebar is not operational as it will not release on it's own. It is simply stuck unless I manually pull it up. Seems ...
by JP!
21 Aug 2021, 05:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] MOPAR or Ford SSK case or full board
Replies: 1
Views: 217

Re: [WTB] MOPAR or Ford SSK case or full board

Eh, just have a case professionally painted in industrial gray. Pair it with a repro black badge and repro blue SSK keys from the New Model F project.
by JP!
16 Aug 2021, 14:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Go-Kart wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 14:21
shine wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 12:20
thefarside wrote:
14 Aug 2021, 05:05
Symbolics Lisp keyboard with an interesting description:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/R-r3-Holy-Grai ... 4933868710
WOW
Quite amusing.
So snarky :lol: I wonder, does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?
by JP!
12 Aug 2021, 19:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

raoulduke-esq wrote:
12 Aug 2021, 19:17
OH!!! Somehow I missed that. So they either have a second one, buyer didn't pay, or they're trying to get a higher price... any identifying marks to tell if it's the exact same one?
Yes, the scratches on the top left of the case. This isn't uncommon when a buyer doesn't pay.
by JP!
12 Aug 2021, 19:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which are the best alps clicky switches?
Replies: 31
Views: 1641

Re: Which are the best alps clicky switches?

I really like these "Fat Brown Alps". Hard to come by though.

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by JP!
12 Aug 2021, 19:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

raoulduke-esq wrote:
12 Aug 2021, 19:06
It had no bids the last time it was listed and just got recycled...
No bids?
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by JP!
12 Aug 2021, 18:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

“Blue Beast” vintage mechanical keyboard: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Blue-Beast-Vintage-Mechanical-Keyboard-w-Jog-Dial-CMX-Systems-Video-Editing-/174885744067 The seller thinks they’re foam and foil. Not that I want this one but when it had zero bids when first listed I placed a small bid and it inst...
by JP!
29 Jul 2021, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Model M Restoration Megaguide
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: My Model M Restoration Megaguide

I was a tad baffled by how this worked without the hole being messily filled in with plastic until I realised they were putting a long screw in the insert from the other side before melting it into place, and now it seems like a really good solution in general and also for a very specific scenario:...
by JP!
29 Jul 2021, 17:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Model M Restoration Megaguide
Replies: 9
Views: 668

Re: My Model M Restoration Megaguide

Since this is a very detailed and comprehensive Model M restoration guide I just wanted to suggest adding an additional technique which has not been been commonly used, the the "Model M Threaded Insert Mod" - https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22822 I personally think using threaded inserts...
by JP!
27 Jul 2021, 14:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Yes, it's the same seller. And since the last one sold for $1169, it's not surprising they do this. Such a shame, though. That blue just doesn't do it for me and for that kind of the money the paint either needs to be original/vintage or at least professionally done rather than a cheap rattle can j...
by JP!
23 Jul 2021, 04:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by JP!
16 Jul 2021, 05:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"

Wow! That system cleaned up beautifully! So glad you have the complete system including that box that I'm assuming has the documentation in it! You should definitely upload the disk images to Archive.org and possibly other places like Winworldpc, historical oddities like this need to be preserved, ...
by JP!
09 Jul 2021, 20:28
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"

Redmaus wrote:
09 Jul 2021, 20:26
The beautiful simplicity of the menus is something that's hard to beat. Super cool find! I'm glad the SSK still lives with it's parent system.
I am too! The seller had a number of people who were trying to poach this keyboard from the rest of the system :evil:
by JP!
09 Jul 2021, 20:05
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"
Replies: 8
Views: 993

IBM 6901 "Personal Typing System"

A few months back I acquired an essentially complete and mostly functioning IBM 6901 Personal Typing System including the original space saving keyboard, monitor, and printer. This system is a PS/2 computer similar to the IBM PS/2 Model 30 but marketed as a dedicated word processor that also happens...
by JP!
09 Jul 2021, 19:14
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 95
Views: 23393

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

The two on my list: IBM Model M 1397000 (they seem to have all vanished) IBM Model M industrial SSK You have good taste. I'm still looking for the industrial SSK (One got away while I was trying to get a better deal :x ). I will never see another like it as it had a special Chrysler overlay and I c...
by JP!
28 Jun 2021, 18:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

webwit wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 17:27
IBM 3741 Data Station!

https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1721876549
A red one! :o :shock:

Can someone proxy this to me? :shock:
by JP!
05 Jun 2021, 06:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25354
Views: 2963742

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

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