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by XMIT
Yesterday, 19:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4705
Views: 542581

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Definitely not an F122. My guess is a Memorex Telex rubber dome board.
by XMIT
17 May 2021, 03:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579493

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

this legit? https://www.ebay.com/itm/274799620876 That's a micro switch ST (https://deskthority.net/wiki/Micro_Switch_ST_Series)variant and not buckling spring. The seller is RJR in Atlanta. He is an old IBM dealer with a warehouse of goods. Buyer beware, these are not buckling spring boards as oth...
by XMIT
16 May 2021, 17:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS
Replies: 153
Views: 4226

Re: 5000 AZERTY Keyboards NOS

I reached my keyboard inventory limit this weekend and have literally nowhere else to put things, apologies for being unable to do more. 5000 keyboards is a lot of keyboards. The seller says these are on 12 pallets? That is 416 keyboards per pallet. These pallets will have to be at least 2m tall to ...
by XMIT
15 May 2021, 02:13
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

I still have five very nice F122s available! Please buy one!
by XMIT
15 May 2021, 02:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579493

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

fohat wrote:
15 May 2021, 01:52
Weezer wrote:
14 May 2021, 23:37

it's already at $365
That's about the going rate for a Model F 122-key terminal.
You can get yours at viewtopic.php?f=52&t=25667 :evilgeek:
by XMIT
12 May 2021, 04:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Anyone know the exact IBM Industrial color?
Replies: 20
Views: 910

Re: Anyone know the exact IBM Industrial color?

Wow! I have a Sherwin Williams just up the road, can you share some info so they can mix me up a batch?
by XMIT
09 May 2021, 22:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 25015
Views: 2579493

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Oh, he jacked the price. Mine was 69.99 USD plus 14.99 USD for shipping. Hopefully it will be here in a week or two...
by XMIT
08 May 2021, 21:59
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

US-side $500 can get you cleaned, converted with new foam, and shipped I cannot match that. A foam mod is a major undertaking, about a four hour job, assuming the foam has already been procured. But I can throw in a free Soarer's Converter for the next two boards that go to US buyers. Please be sur...
by XMIT
08 May 2021, 15:16
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

Five F122s still for sale here! 500 USD shipped isn’t so bad when you consider that shipping to the UK or EU costs about 100 USD and is included!
by XMIT
06 May 2021, 05:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Share Your SEXIEST Vintage Boards!
Replies: 78
Views: 3784

Re: Share Your SEXIEST Vintage Boards!

Apologies for the awful photo, this little one just came in on Sunday and it's been a hell of a week.
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by XMIT
04 May 2021, 01:48
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Ascaii's collection
Replies: 86
Views: 6702

Re: [BERLIN] Ascaii's collection

Free bump for an extremely reasonable seller and an old forum friend. Get some good discounts while you can!
by XMIT
03 May 2021, 16:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Graphite membrane trace fix
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: Graphite membrane trace fix

Graphite works okay. I’ve had better luck using silver conductive paste to do membrane repair. It comes in a tiny syringe but it’s not terribly expensive. For membrane substrate repair e.g. torn membrane, archival quality packing tape does a pretty good job. Glad you got it fixed!
by XMIT
03 May 2021, 00:27
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

Bump! I've still got seven six gorgeous F122s to rehome. Two are even offered at a discount. I'll start listing these through other channels but wanted to make sure my Deskthority friends got first pick.
by XMIT
01 May 2021, 19:35
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

But dehydrator does not make sense for people who clean their keyboards from time to time. It has saved me quite a lot of effort already. One may already be present in the kitchen. There was a time when these were a common $5 thrift store item. Trace amounts of water will evaporated from a keycap v...
by XMIT
01 May 2021, 18:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

I just dump them from the cleaner on a piece of cloth and start putting them directly onto the keyboard blowing on the underside of each cap to get any bigger water droplets out. They will dry themselves by the time I will have seated them all on the keyboard. There is not enough water on a keycap ...
by XMIT
30 Apr 2021, 19:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Re: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

Can you recommend a specific brand and model of ultrasonic cleaner and a food dehydrator? P.S. Does running the keycaps through the food dehydrator cause any change in the durability of the plastic? I'll post links a little later but they may be specific to the US. The dehydrator runs at about 60 C...
by XMIT
30 Apr 2021, 16:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Ultrasonic Key Cap Cleaning - 2021 Edition

We get a fair number of keyboards - particularly IBM buckling spring boards of late - through XMIT Labs. As always, we're looking for the easiest and best ways of cleaning key caps. We've already talked about soap recently. See https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=25639. Today we're here to t...
by XMIT
30 Apr 2021, 14:21
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] F122
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Re: [WTB] F122

Riptide666 wrote:
19 Nov 2020, 21:40
Hello, please PM me if you've got a F122 for sale. Any condition welcomed. Thanks.
If you don't already have one:

viewtopic.php?f=52&t=25667

Good luck!
by XMIT
28 Apr 2021, 20:59
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

Boards continue to trickle out at a rate of about one per day. Please do not hesitate if you are on the fence! I may start offering some boards through other outlets.
by XMIT
28 Apr 2021, 13:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Karabiner
Replies: 23
Views: 1388

Re: Karabiner

Are we surprised that a Frenchman never makes mistakes and doesn’t need a Backspace key?

Beware the angry Scotsman, lest he come at you with his caber.


I personally never use Left Shift. On some space constrained keyboards I will remap it to something else.

</soapbox>
by XMIT
28 Apr 2021, 04:45
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Key Cap Cleaning: The Case For Dishwasher Detergent
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Key Cap Cleaning: The Case For Dishwasher Detergent

Won't help with yellowing, of course. Sodium percarbonate is the active ingredient in "Oxi Clean" type products. It is sodium carbonate that releases a peroxide. I believe it is used somewhat commonly by home brewers to clean their equipment. You might experiment with adding small amounts of that, ...
by XMIT
27 Apr 2021, 15:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone
Replies: 21
Views: 952

Re: [IC] Beamspring Keycaps 1:1 Clone

Do you have any idea what device he used to get those 3D scans? I've got a number of items that I'd like so scanned. Lots of interesting spherical profiles that I've gathered over the years. Now that I'm filled with rage over the going price for a Space Cadet, I'm newly motivated to 3D scan all of m...
by XMIT
27 Apr 2021, 04:09
Forum: Other
Topic: Proxy service needed
Replies: 17
Views: 709

Re: Proxy service needed

Oh, have you tried uship.com? It's a service for getting directly in touch with LTL truckers.

You can also ask the seller to bring it to a shipping place and have them deal with it for you.

Just keep working the problem.
by XMIT
27 Apr 2021, 04:06
Forum: Other
Topic: Proxy service needed
Replies: 17
Views: 709

Re: Proxy service needed

I wonder if MechMerlin could help, they're in Seattle and might know someone.

I've asked around on a couple of Discord rooms for you, maybe someone will bite. Good luck.
by XMIT
26 Apr 2021, 18:31
Forum: Vendors
Topic: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK
Replies: 26
Views: 2099

Re: [Vendor] IBM Model F 122-key terminal keyboards - $500 shipped US/CA/DE/FR/UK

All keyboards are now posted. If you have been holding out for something in particular, best to pick it out now before someone else does.
by XMIT
26 Apr 2021, 00:26
Forum: Other
Topic: Proxy service needed
Replies: 17
Views: 709

Re: Proxy service needed

My taxes are sufficiently complicated that I may move to Seattle to be able to take you up on this offer.

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