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by inmbolmie
22 Jan 2020, 15:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2841
Views: 250528

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

John Doe wrote:
22 Jan 2020, 07:14
My SSK collection and F122
That black spacebar... :shock: :P Mmmmmmmm... Just added one for my next order to Unicomp.
by inmbolmie
21 Jan 2020, 17:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: IBM 5100 find

That 5100 of yours looks to be in pretty good shape considering it's a barn house find. I suggest wearing gloves when you begin your restoration as the foam underneath the card cage will most likely have turned into a nasty puddle of tar that can be very difficult to wash off. Good luck on the rest...
by inmbolmie
20 Jan 2020, 13:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: IBM 5100 find

John Doe wrote:
20 Jan 2020, 13:06
Is there any other stuff found to share in the gold barn?
Yes it is, I got a few other things, being the 5100 by far the most interesting, but I need some time to process that because now I have a problem of lack of space at home...
by inmbolmie
20 Jan 2020, 12:24
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: IBM 5100 find

el psy congroo Nice find! Hopefully you can find some spare caps for the missing keys there. For the missing keycaps I've thought about making reproductions. The left shift is easy as it is the same as the right shift. For the "CMD" I think it is the same mould than the 5251 "Enter" key but rotated...
by inmbolmie
19 Jan 2020, 23:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5100 find
Replies: 10
Views: 473

IBM 5100 find

This is a recent awesome "barn find". An IBM 5100 with its matching IBM 5103 printer. At last a laptop with a proper keyboard! but you will need a very strong lap by the way as this thing weights some 23Kg :? . The printer is simillary weighted. printer.JPG It is a spanish machine, but the only loca...
by inmbolmie
11 Dec 2019, 18:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find

You can easily get black or grey replacement keycaps from an inexpensive IBM Selectric typewriter (can be found here in Spain in decent condition for about 20-30€). The spacebar will need modding If you want to add a stabilizer to it though. White keycaps are much much more difficult to find, and w...
by inmbolmie
10 Dec 2019, 16:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: ibm beamspring 3278 with APL capsets find

You can easily get black or grey replacement keycaps from an inexpensive IBM Selectric typewriter (can be found here in Spain in decent condition for about 20-30€). The spacebar will need modding If you want to add a stabilizer to it though. White keycaps are much much more difficult to find, and wh...
by inmbolmie
03 Dec 2019, 15:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22939
Views: 1411306

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 ... SwlyVd5O3i

I don't remember ever seeing beam spring switches like those.

Condition is less than ideal though.
by inmbolmie
14 Nov 2019, 09:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB
Replies: 38
Views: 1548

Re: IBM Model F, M, and HHKB

I won't consider F122 or F Unsaver to have awkward layouts...
by inmbolmie
10 Nov 2019, 13:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22939
Views: 1411306

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184022770289 Be aware it seems that's not beam spring, but foam and foil, despite having look-alike keycaps and layout https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=13823 The guy that lists those keyboards on ebay seems to think that every old keyboard is beam spring or something...
by inmbolmie
07 Nov 2019, 13:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22939
Views: 1411306

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184022770289 Be aware it seems that's not beam spring, but foam and foil, despite having look-alike keycaps and layout https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=13823 The guy that lists those keyboards on ebay seems to think that every old keyboard is beam spring or something.
by inmbolmie
03 Nov 2019, 19:42
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 33154

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Sent some spanish euros to support the cause
by inmbolmie
25 Oct 2019, 18:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22939
Views: 1411306

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Keybug wrote:
25 Oct 2019, 17:35
Very pleasant form factor beamspring!
:o :o :o Yeah! I like these 60% keyboards... but in this case that thing would take 60% of my entire apartment to fit inside! :mrgreen:
by inmbolmie
18 Aug 2019, 21:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Question about my IBM "industrial" / "grey" Model M
Replies: 11
Views: 843

Re: Question about my IBM "industrial" / "grey" Model M

For sure there are more black square badge ISO model Ms around. ABBFD40A-4C17-4593-82FC-73EA234D4C87.jpeg I recently got this one, Spanish ISO, and firstly I wasn’t sure about its legitimacy, but it came with older parts, like a black coiled sdl cable, rainbow colored plate and yellow wires. Also we...
by inmbolmie
19 Apr 2019, 19:21
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 850

Re: IBM 5251 Beam Spring Restoration

Hi! Great work! And lucky owner !! Do anyone know if the crossed grooves in the lower metal plate have any use? I always ask myself why did IBM bother to make that grooves... Are they functional to the PCB , capacitance or whatever? Luca There is a plastic sheet between the plate and PCB with the s...
by inmbolmie
27 Feb 2019, 20:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3975
Views: 253221

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems. 250_1981-PromoPhoto-38.jpg That monitor size and placement doesn't look very ergonomic or comfo...
by inmbolmie
27 Feb 2019, 20:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)
Replies: 49
Views: 7464

Re: Yet another beamspring refurb (5251)

@AJM, Thanks a lot for the " little hooks were bent" tip, I had one switch just affected by this that I thought was somehow broken and now feels perfect after reseating the hooks.

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