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by Redmaus
02 May 2021, 19:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 3278 - a lazy restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: IBM 3278 - a lazy restoration

Well done! I would have been clueless on how to fix the damaged keys. Nice to see you fix it regardless :)

Also I think the bottom pan is made out of zinc, just like the top case. I'm sure you will enjoy your 3276 much more than your 5251, as the layout is pretty much a modified TKL in my opinion.
by Redmaus
27 Apr 2021, 05:50
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Weird "TurboStar" (made by?)
Replies: 3
Views: 519

Re: Weird "TurboStar" (made by?)

This reminds me of some NIB Wyse boards I got from Computer Reset. Beautiful dyesub keycaps, sturdy case, and perfect WKL layout.

Sadly, rubberdome :cry:
by Redmaus
27 Apr 2021, 05:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2545115

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

fohat wrote:
27 Apr 2021, 04:03
The keycaps are staggeringly beautiful.
They kinda look pad printed to me though, I could be wrong.
by Redmaus
21 Apr 2021, 18:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4466

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

In order to reduce prices, the supply of keyboards needs to grow at a greater rate than demand, or demand needs to be reduced below the available supply. A big issue right now is that some of the older keyboards are better than the new ones. Right now there are a few hundred of these old sought aft...
by Redmaus
21 Apr 2021, 06:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay
Replies: 96
Views: 4466

Re: Space Cadet Keyboard on eBay

LMAO. Where do you think "face value" comes from? It comes from the market, which is in turn affected by people who stir up the hype on this forum by cluelessly exaggerating keyboard prices. Your "face value" logic is completely circular. That being said, I completely understand those defenders of ...
by Redmaus
21 Apr 2021, 00:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?
Replies: 83
Views: 19179

Re: What's your piece of keyboard unobanium?

TNT wrote:
20 Apr 2021, 23:21
:cry:
Looks like I'm not the only one...
by Redmaus
20 Apr 2021, 19:43
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] 3278 Beamspring Controller + Solenoid Driver
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: [WTB] 3278 Beamspring Controller + Solenoid Driver

If you feel ok with buying one from US, I have some. If not good luck on your search!
by Redmaus
16 Apr 2021, 03:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Keebswap - A Mechanical Keyboard Marketplace
Replies: 9
Views: 510

Re: Keebswap - A Mechanical Keyboard Marketplace

Where are the buckling springs
by Redmaus
15 Apr 2021, 01:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24938
Views: 2545115

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I had a keyboard that looked exactly like this which had SKCM blues.

But could be pine whites if manufactured at a later date.
by Redmaus
10 Apr 2021, 19:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 107
Views: 3798

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

I'm with you on that, years have passed by and I have sold off a large chunk of my collection but I will almost certainly hold on to my Unsaver for as long as I live. I have a new F77 too and though find it superior in some respects (mainly in the metal enclosure), I still vastly prefer the Unsaver...
by Redmaus
08 Apr 2021, 18:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Longterm Daily Drivers
Replies: 107
Views: 3798

Re: Longterm Daily Drivers

Always returning to my regular M SSK. That with the F mechanism would be the perfect keyboard for me. It's funny I actually have an FSSK now, but I don't use it much as I have my Unsaver and for some reason some of the keys feel inconsistent. It does feel like an F though, so maybe I would use it m...
by Redmaus
02 Apr 2021, 04:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Ortek MCK-101FT & IBM JX
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Re: Ortek MCK-101FT & IBM JX

Tragic, that poor JX!
by Redmaus
01 Apr 2021, 18:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3142
Views: 450993

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

IBM UNSABRE:
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by Redmaus
31 Mar 2021, 18:11
Forum: Reviews
Topic: $400 for buckling springs: do you get the F77 Repro or the F122 original? Here's what I think.
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: $400 for buckling springs: do you get the F77 Repro or the F122 original? Here's what I think.

Rattly? Not my OG Kishsaver ! He's a mental wee tank. All my IBMs are vintage so I can't talk for the new ones, but of my AT, XT and Kishsaver: the 4704 is the most solid of the lot in sharp key-feel as well as solid slab zinc case. It's the absolute apex buckling spring keyboard, far as I'm concer...
by Redmaus
31 Mar 2021, 17:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New SMD Model F controllers available
Replies: 42
Views: 5221

Re: New SMD Model F controllers available

I have some in US, but if international shipping is a nono then I'd go with Muirium
by Redmaus
31 Mar 2021, 07:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wikipedia Model F article shows modded F AT?
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Wikipedia Model F article shows modded F AT?

While we're editing, lets put a note that they are worth $75 USD for our eBay seller friends to read. Grey IBM keyboards are typically worth less than white examples because the cases have discolored from extended use in poorly ventilated factories and industrial centers. SSKs are less desireable t...
by Redmaus
31 Mar 2021, 07:29
Forum: Reviews
Topic: $400 for buckling springs: do you get the F77 Repro or the F122 original? Here's what I think.
Replies: 18
Views: 975

Re: $400 for buckling springs: do you get the F77 Repro or the F122 original? Here's what I think.

Excellent writeup, you have definitely done your research. F122 was my first mech keyboard and I still use it. You can't beat it's look, and the left function cluster is very clutch. Throw an ANSI layout and a floss mod in there, and it's damn near perfect. I don't have an F77, but I am excited to g...
by Redmaus
30 Mar 2021, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New F77 or a Unicomp?
Replies: 59
Views: 2388

Re: New F77 or a Unicomp?

I disagree as well, model F and model M difference is night and day. Model F is crisper and smoother. It's better than an M in every way. In fact I never use model M's for this reason.
by Redmaus
29 Mar 2021, 05:39
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] [WTTF] IBM 3279 or rare beamer variant
Replies: 26
Views: 2317

Re: [WTB] [WTTF] IBM 3279 or rare beamer variant

I heard such model has gone so far like 5k on ebay? Jesus. Well there was no actual sold listing proof, so I wouldn't consider it accurate info. The one in your pic is missing the IBM badge: ) Yeah I know, pic there is just to get the general idea. the one I'm looking for has the badge of course :)
by Redmaus
20 Mar 2021, 05:09
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM 3277 and 3278
Replies: 20
Views: 1478

Re: IBM 3277 and 3278

PM'd :lol:
by Redmaus
19 Mar 2021, 02:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Looking for 3178 manual.
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: Looking for 3178 manual.

I have the 3178 manual 3278 manual, and 3278 maintenance booklet thingy. Does anyone need these scanned?
by Redmaus
18 Mar 2021, 17:47
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3276 Data Entry Keyboard
Replies: 50
Views: 11124

Re: IBM 3276 Data Entry Keyboard

John Doe wrote:
18 Mar 2021, 16:28
Shawnlulis wrote:
18 Mar 2021, 16:13
I have several of these and I’m wondering what they’re worth
Mind sharing some pics?
seconded :D
by Redmaus
16 Mar 2021, 14:59
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 10017

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

My motivations for buying DT are several. The first is, I really enjoyed moderating forums in the past and I relish the opportunity to delve back in. Secondly, the acquisition was to protect the integrity of the wiki. Throughout my career I have been involved in open source communities, in some I p...
by Redmaus
16 Mar 2021, 04:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Bad blood with vintage computing community? Preposterous!
Replies: 16
Views: 801

Re: Bad blood with vintage computing community? Preposterous!

Like vespene said, vintage keyboards are in a rare position of still being useful with modern systems. The same can't be said for drives, mice, monitors, and other peripherals. Probably the most frustrating part for the vintage computer folks is that if they have a 5251 terminal system w/o the keybo...
by Redmaus
15 Mar 2021, 21:06
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority
Replies: 244
Views: 10017

Re: Please welcome the new owners of Deskthority

Hello everyone, My name is Oliver (keyboardjoy), and I'm delighted that Lennert has entrusted me as the new custodian for the community he has built over the last ten years. Lennert will remain as a moderator, and we will continue an active dialogue in the coming months. First of all, I want to ech...
by Redmaus
13 Mar 2021, 22:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM SSK club!
Replies: 755
Views: 110832

Re: IBM SSK club!

Photos of what the 3 LEDs would look like on an 84-key SSK. Pictured are 5mm LEDs from a vintage 1390131 model M. Certainly 3mm or 1.8mm LEDs could be used to fit the plastic case mounting constraints. Thanks for the excellent visual aid! I would argue however that this is not a hard problem to sol...

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