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by depletedvespene
Today, 16:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Any cheap way to make or order a switchplate?

Assuming you're talking keyboard plates, and not contact plates: I recently ordered some plates from Laserboost. They seemed like the cheapest for a metal plate for me as a canadian. Two stainless tkl plates cost about 35€ each plus 14€ shipping. I downloaded dxf files from KLE, uploaded them to la...
by depletedvespene
Today, 03:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

There should be a lot of different languages as well. These are industrial SSK part numbers as well: Feature Part Number ------- ----------- Space-saving Industrial Keyboard (84-key) English (U.K.) 6889 41G3566 Swedish 2768 41G3567 French 6891 41G3568 German 6892 41G3569 Italian 2769 41G3570 Spanis...
by depletedvespene
Today, 03:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

There are many PN associated with SSKs. I present to you some that I have had in the past. IBM 1391472 IBM 1391472.JPG IBM 1395100 IBM 1395100.JPG IBM 1392464 IBM 1392464.JPG IBM 1370475 IBM 1370475.JPG Lexmark 1397961 Lexmark 1397961.JPG Come to think of it, didn't you have at some point a termina...
by depletedvespene
Today, 03:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

As promised: pictures of both my SSK keyboards, front and back (green BIC for reference). IMG_6720_th.jpg IMG_6722_th.jpg The above was ANSI and I had it converted to ISO. It came with 1-piece keycaps (which are safely stored); the replacement set is composed of Unicomp blanks (plus the two HRI keyc...
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 21:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

Woah. Unicomp even retained the IBM part number on this (1394047). Had I known back then, I wouldn't have scoured for SSKs on eBay in the first place! (ok, who are we kidding, I'd have bought at Unicomp AND scoured on eBay, too).
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 21:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

wri63nwovqk21.jpg One of the most unique ssks next to the displaywrite IMO. Wanted to sell it originally, but I fell in love with it for some reason(story of my life), and has been my daily driver ever since although I own more expensive and subjectively "better" keyboards. My OG description: Despi...
by depletedvespene
Yesterday, 20:32
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 348

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

Dingster wrote:
Yesterday, 20:23
SSKs are so nice, too bad ISO is hard to come by with these :)
Indeed. I had to convert mine from ANSI to ISO:

Image

(this is beside the... hostile... lettering, of course :mrgreen: )
by depletedvespene
17 Jun 2019, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

No, those weren't NIB, but I seem to remember they were in great condition, and it was a LARGE lot of them (more than 100, IIRC). I still haven't found the GH thread. Well 100 is hard to beat :lol: $150 is definitely not what I'm gonna price them at, I think the OG box and sealed cable adds value t...
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 22:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Just HOW MANY SSKs and SABRE Model M keyboards are you going to keep on finding?????????? At some point, the envy I feel is going to cease being of the healthy kind. Lets hope MORE! :twisted: I doubt I'm gonna get anything else at this point since I've searched almost the entire warehouse, but its ...
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 22:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Regarding the NOS F XT with the cut cable: Orihalcon or someone else who has opened up F XT units before, please confirm that those "loose" cables (those numbering 50-ish in an earlier post) are indeed the correct ones for it. They are Model F AT cables. Too bad. A friend of mine has an F XT with a...
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 21:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Price checks? Sell the NOS IBM Model M SSKs at 250 dollars each and they WILL sell fast (and list their mfg. dates as well!) Regarding the NOS F XT with the cut cable: Orihalcon or someone else who has opened up F XT units before, please confirm that those "loose" cables (those numbering 50-ish in a...
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 21:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Just HOW MANY SSKs and SABRE Model M keyboards are you going to keep on finding??????????

At some point, the envy I feel is going to cease being of the healthy kind.
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 19:13
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 36
Views: 2430

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Duuuude... what will you do with the keycaps, then?
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 13:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

I've more than once joked that procuring several 5140s to make a couple full size or TKL keyboards would also yield enough of the F keys (and their switches) to do a "small 60%" for kicks (for kids, whatever). Redmaus might now be in a position to do just that. :mrgreen:
by depletedvespene
16 Jun 2019, 00:47
Forum: eBay
Topic: NOS IBM Model M 1390131
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: NOS IBM Model M 1390120

Not that I mean to be a dick (it does come naturally), but the picture shows a 1390131 unit, not a 1390120...
by depletedvespene
15 Jun 2019, 04:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Coiled beauty: IMG_1605.JPG IMG_1606.JPG IMG_1607.JPG IMG_1608.JPG IMG_1609.JPG I have around 50 of these! IMG_1603.JPG IMG_1604.JPG I saw a couple boxes of these when I was there and grabbed both of them. I'll list them sometime this weekend, I'm probably keeping ten or so for myself for custom vi...
by depletedvespene
15 Jun 2019, 04:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 60
Views: 1990

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

I... uhhhhhhhhhghghghgh... just... WOAH. Also, that IBM Alps keyboard is exceedingly unusual. I've seen some 5576 keyboards before, with Alps Plate Springs or Brother Buckling Springs, but not with Alps SCKL/SKCM. Start making space for that wingnut, because if #DTA2019 does happen, you're a VERY st...
by depletedvespene
14 Jun 2019, 16:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded
Replies: 37
Views: 963

Re: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded

I had a Wheelwriter with pretty much the same keycaps. Maybe this thing was adapted to be used with some kind hybrid between a typewriter and a computer. I put them on myself, harvested from a dead Wheelwriter module Both the alpha keys with green sublegends (easy to come by) and the keys with blue...
by depletedvespene
13 Jun 2019, 20:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded
Replies: 37
Views: 963

Re: IBM Model F 122 "restored" and bolt-modded

Wazrach wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 20:04
Myoth wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 19:58
Nice to see you've even documented the board on eBay ! how nice of you :)
I can't tell if you're being funny or not.
Have you put the keyboard up for sale on eBay?
by depletedvespene
12 Jun 2019, 22:07
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1156221

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Uh... So you are among those who are waiting for the new kishaver? Did you have the chance to try it before placing the order? I am so curious to know how ping is it compared to our old ones.... If we consider that I have two model F AT quite different from each other Yes. No. Me too. I don't (yet)...
by depletedvespene
12 Jun 2019, 20:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1156221

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

You are right!. Also mine is half italian & half English. I'd say Italiese, as all of us after all. Maybe at the time of the facts IBM tried to save some money... I have a vague memory of seeing an IBM Model F XT keyboard (back when they weren't new anymore, but when the F AT layout ruled the unive...
by depletedvespene
12 Jun 2019, 20:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22465
Views: 1156221

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

kbdfr wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 17:49
Italian keyboard for you all vintage IBM fans:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/123798989712
No Fine key. What good is an Italian keyboard if it lacks the Fine key? :cry:
by depletedvespene
12 Jun 2019, 13:40
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Shall we have a DTA 2019?
Replies: 40
Views: 1733

Re: Shall we have a DTA 2019?

Do you need volunteers that will do spam-related-only admin duties?
by depletedvespene
12 Jun 2019, 03:46
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Shall we have a DTA 2019?
Replies: 40
Views: 1733

Re: Shall we have a DTA 2019?

Raumfahrer wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 03:17
Redmaus, yours would be under the category- best Treasure Hunt
Six months to go still, but Redmaus is indeed quite a strong candidate. ;)
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 20:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Adventure!
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Computer Reset Adventure!

MY life, MY regrets! OKAY?! :mrgreen: Now, don't get me started about those abandoned M122 keyboards that I failed to rescue from the Green Mud Bank back in 2004... THAT is an actual sob story. The worst one is the all the kishies that got shredded because the recyclers thought they would have bank...
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 20:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Adventure!
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Computer Reset Adventure!

You... you got a white whale. I also couldn't help but noticing that Quattro manual over there. Had I gone there, even thinking in "keyboards only" terms, I'd have gotten that manual. Quattro is the spreadsheet that should have been the dominant one in the market until this day, not Excel. Oh, well...
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 20:33
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys

The above said, the OCD git that I truly am (but more or less hide) says that a "perfect" kit would include all the mods, so one could use only the alphas (or alpha-colored keys) from an old keyboard and thus avoid having mods that differ by a slight tone. Of course, that would be quite some more ke...
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 20:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: [IC] GMK M_ss_ng K_ys

The only thing I'm really missing in the above diagram is an R4 End key. Other than that, bravo!
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Adventure!
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: Computer Reset Adventure!

You... you got a white whale. I also couldn't help but noticing that Quattro manual over there. Had I gone there, even thinking in "keyboards only" terms, I'd have gotten that manual. Quattro is the spreadsheet that should have been the dominant one in the market until this day, not Excel. Oh, well...
by depletedvespene
11 Jun 2019, 19:56
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 36
Views: 2430

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Redmaus wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 04:27
CGX keypad(Very interesting unit, with a cool slotted foot to make it stand upright. Has clicky white Cherry MX switches. $75
IMG_1182.JPG
IMG_1183.JPG
What plug does this one have? Could it be easily converted for usage on a PC?

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