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by Lowworkingmemory
18 Dec 2018, 06:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 6431

Since we're talking about economics - you know that once a product becomes a commodity the innovation moves from new functionality to reducing costs. When you reduce costs, you either have to reduce the cost of the raw materials, the labor, or the quantity of the raw materials you use. taanstaafl. ...
by Lowworkingmemory
18 Dec 2018, 04:12
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?
Replies: 23
Views: 6431

IBM beam spring and vintage computing prices in general - speculators?

Everyone here has seen the absurd prices for IBM beam springs, and some will have noticed the upwards trend in prices for vintage computing equipment. To me this seems based on two things : Nostalgia mainly for the 1970s and 1980s, and speculation by people hoping to resell for higher prices than th...
by Lowworkingmemory
14 Dec 2018, 20:04
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Selectric I Typewriter w/ Blue Keycaps
Replies: 12
Views: 3418

Hooray for destroying the historical value of vintage items. You deserve an upvote and Reddit gold too, I hope you continue this glorious activity
by Lowworkingmemory
30 Nov 2018, 18:42
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Reddit keyboard horror!
Replies: 49
Views: 8308

I don't understand what the big problem is, it was just a 1990s model. It doesn't have the same quality as the 1980s Model Ms, and even then I would only consider the non PC/AT protocol or nonstandard colored Model Ms to be rare.
by Lowworkingmemory
30 Nov 2018, 17:57
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Vintage 1950s - 1960s loose Cherry switches of unknown model number
Replies: 5
Views: 897

The switches appear to match this 1955 Cherry patent : https://patents.google.com/patent/US275 ... y:19540101
by Lowworkingmemory
30 Nov 2018, 16:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Vintage 1950s - 1960s loose Cherry switches of unknown model number
Replies: 5
Views: 897

Vintage 1950s - 1960s loose Cherry switches of unknown model number

I found these loose Cherry switches at a local place similar to a thrift store, but they sell high quality old industrial equipment together with what I consider junk. The place probably purchased their tooling inventory from local factories when they went out of business from effects of globalizati...

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