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by clickykeyboards
22 Oct 2020, 15:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: IBM Model M 1986

Good design is never out of fashion.
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by clickykeyboards
21 Sep 2020, 17:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Removing BS Plastic Inserts from Barrel
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Removing BS Plastic Inserts from Barrel

Typically, the plastic barrel inserts should be removed when the model M keyboard is exceptionally dirty (from sticky soda residue or fine dust environments). We have had to do a few re-work and recovery jobs of previously botched model M repairs where the previous owner scratched or deformed the pl...
by clickykeyboards
19 Jul 2020, 01:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Genuine Model M 1390131?
Replies: 14
Views: 1883

Re: Genuine Model M 1390131?

Some additional examples of model M keyboards with shiny, curved, steel backplates. 1390131-shiny.jpg source: early 1986 IBM model M (1390120) Made by IBM 12 JUNE 86 https://clickykeyboards.com/product/early-1986-ibm-model-m-1390120-made-by-ibm-12-june-86/ DSC07966-scaled.jpg source: early 1986 IBM ...
by clickykeyboards
12 Jul 2020, 21:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 4774

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Commercial Kitchen 20 Sheet Bun Pan Bakery Rack. https://www.ebay.com/p/714928588?iid=371333309900 $155 with free shipping Commercial-grade hardware made of aluminum. 70-inch tall rack is on wheels for easy moving around the workshop. Each level is exactly 3-inches tall. You can choose if you want t...
by clickykeyboards
15 May 2020, 13:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where do you guys store your keyboards?
Replies: 39
Views: 4774

Re: Where do you guys store your keyboards?

Commercial bakery cooling rack 20-tier wire shelving.
Repurposed for sorting inventory and works-in-progress.


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by clickykeyboards
07 Mar 2020, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Fast Screw Mod??
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Model M Fast Screw Mod??

Thanks for linking to our old ClickyKeyboards video. I normally do hundreds of model M restorations every year and I would not describe the work as “fast”. 28128FBE-D458-4F18-9C84-F144CEDF914C.jpeg When I was in graduate school (neuroscience) in the 1990s, one of the research rotations was in neuroa...
by clickykeyboards
17 Jan 2020, 02:12
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Terminal model M keycaps.
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Terminal model M keycaps.

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https://clickykeyboards.com/product/set ... el-m-keys/
by clickykeyboards
16 Jan 2020, 19:54
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Model M keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: WTB - Model M keycaps

Maybe.. send me a photo of the 1U key you are looking for and we can look through the terminal model M keyboard scrap carcasses that we also keep.
by clickykeyboards
16 Jan 2020, 19:15
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - Model M keycaps
Replies: 4
Views: 428

Re: WTB - Model M keycaps

Yes, we do have a few original IBM model M spare key caps available.

Alt, numpad delete, quote, numpad enter, and numpad 0 all in stock and ready to ship.

https://clickykeyboards.com/product-cat ... -key-caps/

(but no Esc, Ctrl or Pause/break)
by clickykeyboards
11 Dec 2019, 19:41
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

Some additional photos of Unicomp's UNI04C6. This model M SSK was in ISO format (85-keys) was from Nov 19, 2004 https://web.archive.org/web/20150522115841/http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/9242/subcatid/0/id/183757 1394054-001.jpg 1394054-003.jpg 1394054-004.jpg 139405...
by clickykeyboards
04 Nov 2019, 20:49
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019
Replies: 77
Views: 42185

Re: Deskthority Fundraising Campaign 2019

Done. It is important to reinforce good things in the world.

Happy to contribute to Deskthority's future.
by clickykeyboards
04 Oct 2019, 17:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Model M
Replies: 22
Views: 2946

Re: Model M

Some observational data on model M keyboard weight differences across different dates. model-m-weights-wcables.jpg source: http://www.clickeykeyboards.com/model-m-gallery/model-m-keyboard-weights-1986-2003/ Also some photos of 1986 model M (1390131) vs. 1999 model M (42H1292) http://www.clickeykeybo...
by clickykeyboards
17 Sep 2019, 18:16
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

Too bad that the journalist's article didn't capture the interview with Neil in a more complete light, as I am sure that many would be interested to learn more about the real-world impact of tariffs.
by clickykeyboards
17 Sep 2019, 17:55
Forum: News
Topic: Possible Unicomp SSK
Replies: 74
Views: 11781

Re: Possible Unicomp SSK

Well said... ‘Something needs to be done’ Neil Muyskens says it’s getting harder and harder to compete with manufacturers in China. Muyskens is the founder and CEO of Unicomp, a company that designs and manufactures customized mechanical keyboards at its plant in Lexington, Kentucky. ... “I would ju...
by clickykeyboards
07 Sep 2019, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: bought my first model M and have a few question about modding and cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 2777

Re: bought my first model M and have a few question about modding and cleaning

Some videos and photos that we have made in the past few years about IBM model M cleaning, disassembly and putting it all back together. Inside look: Restoring and rebuilding a 32-year-old IBM model M https://www.facebook.com/ClickyKeyboards/videos/314191502500130/ Proudly restored by hand. https://...
by clickykeyboards
11 Aug 2019, 19:26
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps
Replies: 8
Views: 1277

Re: Non wire-stabilized buckling spring keycaps

Are these the model M122 keys that you are looking for?
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by clickykeyboards
30 Jul 2019, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them
Replies: 17
Views: 2769

Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them

Today we saw a surge in web traffic and new orders and we were wondering where all the traffic was coming from. Nice writeup on mechanical keyboards written for a general audience on www.vice.com Mechanical Keyboards Are Thriving Because Apple and Microsoft Don't Make Them https://www.vice.com/en_us...
by clickykeyboards
26 Mar 2019, 18:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Chattering
Replies: 9
Views: 1379

Re: Model M Chattering

I have seen a good number of early model M keyboards. https://clickykeyboards.com/product-category/1986-1989-ibm-model-m-silver-label/ The following are not unusual for 1985 and 1986 model M keyboards (1390120/1390131/1391401) a) curved metal plates that are relatively thicker and have the shiny coa...
by clickykeyboards
01 Mar 2019, 21:58
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 455
Views: 72534

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

IBM model M keyboard in Video Game High School (TV series 2012-2014)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2170584/


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by clickykeyboards
12 Feb 2019, 14:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)
Replies: 6
Views: 1007

NASA and IBM model M keyboard (and lunar samples)

While traveling on a business trip to Houston, Texas, I had the opportunity to visit Johnson Space Center at NASA. Behind a steel vault door... DSC03784.jpg Through the scientist's experienced eyes and sophisticated instruments... DSC03785.jpg Lab space behind glass. DSC03786.jpg IBM model M silver ...
by clickykeyboards
09 Feb 2019, 15:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?
Replies: 25
Views: 2907

Re: Why modern keyboard feel and look horrible compare to the beige era keyboard?

Screen Shot 2019-02-09 at 8.50.08 AM.png Source: PC Mag, Feb 25, 1992 "Replacement Keyboards: The Write Stuff" https://books.google.com/books?id=iYmIeqES1fYC&lpg=PT298&ots=OhSd_YIQcj&dq=maxi-switch%20tucson%20101%20keyboard&pg=PT280#v=onepage&q&f=false IBM Enhanced 101 Key Keyboard IBM/Lexmark Inte...
by clickykeyboards
05 Feb 2019, 18:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M hybrid?
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: IBM Model M hybrid?

Shiny model M backplates are mostly (but not always) found in keyboards from 1986 - 1987. I hardly see the shiny back plates on keyboards after 1988. For example https://clickykeyboards.com/product/1986-ibm-model-m-1390131-made-by-ibm-17-jun-86/ https://i2.wp.com/clickykeyboards.com/wp-content/uploa...
by clickykeyboards
08 Nov 2018, 19:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model M2 spring-compatibility
Replies: 11
Views: 1372

The buckling-spring and hammer assemblies in the Model M and the Model M2 are the same and they are interchangeable.
by clickykeyboards
03 Nov 2018, 15:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: WANG Laboratories Model M
Replies: 6
Views: 983

Nice keyboard! I remember the lore and the competitive hatred that Wang Industries had for IBM.. especially in this 1985 Super Bowl commercial. https://youtu.be/doaBK6ge9FU The Wang founder (Dr. An Wang) died in 1990 and then someone in Wang corporate in 1991 decided to use adopt the model M keyboar...
by clickykeyboards
08 Oct 2018, 23:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HoneyWell Model M "Dell Military Service"?
Replies: 6
Views: 1177

Neat find. Your 1397651 looks similar to this https://clickykeyboards.com/product/1991-dell-model-m-old-logo-1397651-07-19-91/ 1397651-001.jpg 1397651-002.jpg 1397651-003.jpg 1397651-004.jpg Back in 1991, Dell was a much smaller company than the ubiquitous company that it is known as today. I think ...
by clickykeyboards
08 Oct 2018, 03:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Good office keyboard for IBM buckling miracle fan?
Replies: 12
Views: 1403

If you are already a fan of the IBM buckling spring model M keyboard (like the 1391401).. then you might consider the IBM 71G4644 model M. The 71G4644 shares many of the same parts as the buckling-spring model M keyboards.. but instead of 101 individual springs, it uses heavy rubber domes to remove ...
by clickykeyboards
23 Aug 2018, 12:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Model M - Membranes stuck together?
Replies: 4
Views: 637

I would also recommend to leave it in place and do no harm. I have seen the layers glued together in many of the earliest model M keyboards like the 1390120's and 1390131's from 1986. Later models from 1988 - 1999 never had this as a build feature. (I might have two or three from 1987). Good news is...
by clickykeyboards
30 Jul 2018, 17:12
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Industrial Restoration / result
Replies: 14
Views: 2131

Excellent model M cleaning and restoration job.

Industrial gray model M keyboards with the black badge with silver IBM logo looks particularly awesome.

May your 31-year old keyboard (2018-1987) have yet another 3 decades of life to look forward to.
by clickykeyboards
01 Jun 2018, 15:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Ninja M modification process
Replies: 19
Views: 2491

Very clean, elegant and tastefully done. It is nice to see how much detail work it must have taken to apply masking tape to the internal barrel plate to ensure that the individual key stems do not stick or rub on the added layers of paint. Glad to see that you used 6mm long screws applied from the i...
by clickykeyboards
29 May 2018, 15:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SSK (or any Model M) owners: what color is your barrel plate?
Replies: 13
Views: 1708

1987 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 13 NOV 87 with black barrel plate http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1987-ibm-model-m-1391401-made-by-ibm-13-nov-87/ 015.jpg 1988 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 07 DEC 88 with dark brown barrel plate http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1988-ibm-model-m-139140...

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