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by snuci
21 Feb 2020, 13:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Rescue II
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: IBM Model M Rescue II

I will have to sell some of them but not all. If anyone is interested, PM me with an offer. Please note, I didn't get these cheap so I can't offer an amazing deal unfortunately.
by snuci
21 Feb 2020, 00:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Rescue II
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: IBM Model M Rescue II

That one ... must have suffered a lot for it to look like that. How does it, and the others, look on the inside? I think the one you are referring to is the one in the silicon sleeve? It is like brand new underneath as it has never been directly touched by human fingers :) The one with the paper la...
by snuci
21 Feb 2020, 00:21
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Rescue II
Replies: 9
Views: 528

IBM Model M Rescue II

Some time back, I rescued a few IBM Model Ms from impending destruction at an industrial plant. Naturally, I worked with someone inside the plant to get the keyboards to me because they had literally no value. Back then, I offered a fair value and ended up with the IBM Model M Rescue . Today I thoug...
by snuci
12 Feb 2020, 17:48
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1831
Views: 125091

Re: Stuff you just bought

Looks like the sales on IBM SSKs has already started. Managed to pick this up.
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Spoiler:
This is likely someone who wasn't familiar with SSKs and their value
by snuci
25 Dec 2019, 16:14
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Univac 4118511-01 keyboard from 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Re: Univac 4118511-01 keyboard from 1968

As requested, an added pic: This is the space bar stabilizer. The square hole is where a key switch protrudes to make contact with one side of the space bar. My other Univac Micro Switch keyboard does not have a space bar arrangement like this.
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by snuci
21 Dec 2019, 23:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Univac 4118511-01 keyboard from 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 436

Univac 4118511-01 keyboard from 1968

The earliest keyboard I have now. This is a Univac keyboard with Micro Switch switches from 1968. This is likely from a console of some type as it has a "return" key and the keyboard assembly is embedded in a metal plate that looks like it screws into a bigger console (it is not a stand-alone keyboa...
by snuci
10 Oct 2019, 20:47
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1831
Views: 125091

Re: Stuff you just bought

Okay... Which one of you guys did your homework and sniped this from me at the last second a couple of days ago? :)
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https://www.ebay.ca/itm/183978881738?&n ... ig_cvip=tr

Edit: Look carefully at the auction pictures.
by snuci
04 Oct 2019, 19:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

snufflecat wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 09:21
Alright, note taken. :) The seller is asking roughly $130 for the monitor and machine, and isn't sure if it's working or not. While I'd really love to own the machine, I'm not sure if now is the time..
Does he have floppy drives for the computer? I may be interested.
by snuci
03 Oct 2019, 21:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

User101 wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 21:18
GE fanuc workmaster I, the one that looks like the ibm 5155.
Works for me. That's the one I just bought. I don't mind these switches at all but I didn't buy it for the keyboard. I bought it because it's a re-branded IBM 5155. I like oddballs ;)

Thanks for the reply.
by snuci
03 Oct 2019, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I guess most people just haven't tried it yet because of the name. I wasn't going to buy any either, it's just a coincident that my Ge Fanuc computer have this type of switch. That's how I found out it's actually good. Which model of GE Fanuc? I just got one (on the way) and it may have Oak switche...
by snuci
03 Oct 2019, 00:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The Cromemco C-10 keyboard is Oak Full-Travel Membrane.
Cromemco C-10 keyboard
Cromemco C-10 keyboard
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by snuci
02 Oct 2019, 18:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

snufflecat wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 15:42
Also, anyone have experience with the Cromemco C-10? Or at least can make a guesstimate on the keyboard?
I have a Cromemco C10 (sadly, no floppy drives). I'll see if I can take a look at the keyboard tonight.
by snuci
17 Sep 2019, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261906

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Nice, the listing got too rich for my blood on account of the other ham stuff in the listing, and I wasn't willing to shell out for a mystery board. I'll have to add that board to my list though, its probably the best looking F MD board IMO. I have one of these and the decoder. I bought it because ...
by snuci
13 Jun 2019, 02:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 176
Views: 16819

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Can someone tell me what type of key switch this is?
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by snuci
10 Jun 2019, 03:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1997

Re: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard

The DECscope terminal is a DEC VT50 or VT52. The picture above has the VT05 (left), VT50 DECscope (middle) and VT100 (right). These are iconic terminals and many were made to look similarly. The VT05 coming out in 1970 would have had other manufacturers make their terminals look similarly. Germany w...
by snuci
10 Jun 2019, 03:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 1997

Re: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard

Not that I'm aware of, but that's very interesting to hear. When I google search VT05 and DecScope, most of the images I see are of a very "boxy" terminal. Can you provide a link or a pic of the version(s) you think has the resemblance? I'm fascinated by what you might be seeing here. It does "sort...
by snuci
22 May 2019, 00:33
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1831
Views: 125091

Re: Stuff you just bought

I managed to snatch this from b***a, I think. He/she put an offer in as did I and I won out. No idea what key switches are in it. It's a rare IBM Multistation 5535-M18. Pics to follow if the keyboard is interesting but not likely. All I care about is the Multistation as I now have two models. IBM Mu...
by snuci
16 May 2019, 19:08
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Shall we have a DTA 2019?
Replies: 40
Views: 6117

Re: Shall we have a DTA 2019?

matt3o wrote:
15 May 2019, 09:00
my only concern is that 12 pictures are a lot and we might not even receive that many
I can find 12 pictures if you are looking for vintage keyboards. I guess it would be good to decide what mix of eras are needed for the keyboard pictures.
by snuci
28 Apr 2019, 18:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: '93 Alps Switch Catalog
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: '93 Alps Switch Catalog

Isoeixi,

This is great. I hope you don't mind but I took a copy, compressed it and added searching capability. You can find it here if you want a copy: http://vintagecomputer.ca/files/Alps%20 ... talog.pdf If you prefer I not host this, I will remove it.
by snuci
23 Apr 2019, 11:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: '93 Alps Switch Catalog
Replies: 20
Views: 1726

Re: '93 Alps Switch Catalog

And rented and scanned the catalog of the alps switch that was made in 1993. I will release it today. (Maybe it will be delayed. Sorry.) But, need some more time. The scanned image looks much darker than it actually is I am currently modifying this. Hi Isoelxi, If you need help in creating a single...
by snuci
23 Apr 2019, 00:56
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard
Replies: 36
Views: 2769

Re: Restoring a Viatron System 21 keyboard

dont mind me, reviving this thread and all; but i just got one of these (weird terminal boards seem to fall in my lap sometimes). def looking forward to restoring, cleaning and converting! You got it from Sellam? I was too late or I would have gotten it as a spare. Best of luck on the restoration a...
by snuci
19 Apr 2019, 21:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Finding DEC VT05 compatible key caps
Replies: 0
Views: 300

Finding DEC VT05 compatible key caps

I am on the hunt now to restore the keyboard from a DEC VT05 terminal I recently acquired. The keyboard is branded by Digital equipment (an LK01) but it utilizes a Stackpole grid keyboard mechanism. The part that you guys might find of interest is that after some research, the keyboard legends chang...
by snuci
11 Mar 2019, 22:31
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Commodore C64x Extreme - Cherry MX blue keyboard
Replies: 11
Views: 2903

Re: Commodore C64x Extreme - Cherry MX blue keyboard

Yes, this keyboard came with adapters so that the old key caps could still be used.
by snuci
21 Feb 2019, 20:47
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23019
Views: 1444304

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Slom wrote:
21 Feb 2019, 20:37
Xerox Alto keyboard, for me that's a whole grail-level above even the symbolics 364000 and the micro switch 3277.
Given the recent prices for those, the 2500$ seem almost reasonable.
That is a piece of history and I can see it is coming from a place of honor. Very cool.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 21:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

JP! wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 21:21
They all usually have some sort of surface corrosion though unless stored in a low humidity environment.
This is my other which I believe is normal.
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by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 21:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

seebart wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 21:03
Both, although I have never seen a pitted one in real life.
I guess it's not really pitted. It's just that the pain has flaked off.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

Re: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

They were not stored in any damp location as long as I have had them but I did not buy either of them new. I guess I'm wondering if a pristine plate is normal or if a pitted, rusty one is common or uncommon.
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?
Replies: 11
Views: 972

IBM Model F AT rusty plate common?

I took out a couple of my IBM Model F ATs and they both have rusty/pitted metal plates under the key caps. I sent one as a Secret Santa to a member and I remember he was appalled by the condition of the plate which threw me off because I assumed it was like a model M with a plastic plate. In the end...
by snuci
12 Feb 2019, 20:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?
Replies: 8
Views: 810

Re: Fixing a Commodore SX-64 keyboard - alternative to "Graphit 33" conductive spray?

If you want, you can use a graphite pencil but make sure it's graphite. You can just rub some on. I have fixed two of these keyboards and I have never had to use anything. Just a good cleaning should fix them. If I recall correctly, I used an eraser to clean the rubber tips. Good luck. Disassembling...
by snuci
25 Jan 2019, 03:01
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: NeXT keyboards
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: NeXT keyboards

Hi Madrobby,

I thought some of those pictures from the book looked familiar. Some of them are from our Wiki. I am glad Luca could make use of them. I haven't had time to go through my copy of his book yet to be honest but from what I have seen, it looks awesome.

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