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by snuci
15 Sep 2020, 03:42
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FREE] AT&T 615 Terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: [FREE] AT&T 615 Terminal

Thanks @XMIT. Many more people will experience it and get better use at CHM so it's going to a great place. I appreciate it.
by snuci
15 Sep 2020, 01:57
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FREE] AT&T 615 Terminal
Replies: 11
Views: 455

Re: [FREE] AT&T 615 Terminal

@XMIT definitely get it to Al Kossow at CHM if you can work it out.
by snuci
09 Sep 2020, 00:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4310
Views: 381164

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

@josh68 http://vintagecomputer.ca/morrow-md-3p-portable-computer. Still looking for switch type. I like the dials. Nope. Nothing easily findable. A couple examples here had tall cream Alps. Here's the switch on my keyboard linked above. I don't know what these switches are. Morrow_keyboard.jpg
by snuci
31 Aug 2020, 22:54
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Cortron-ITW magnetic reed keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Cortron-ITW magnetic reed keyboard

This is a recent acquisition. While it is a Cortron-ITW magnetic reed switches, keycaps have a Micro switch square mount. The only key different is the lit lock key with a round mount. Here are some pics: Corton-top.jpg Corton-rear.jpg Corton-frontprofile.jpg Corton-keyswitch and keytop.jpg Corton-l...
by snuci
31 Aug 2020, 00:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Impressive! I didn't expected such a fast work, also it came out very clean. Thanks for the side picture, that curve is unique. Thanks. There were quite a few steps but I wanted to get this out of the way as I have a few other projects to get to. Thankfully I have a Hakko desoldering gun to remove ...
by snuci
31 Aug 2020, 00:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Done. Looks and feels great considering what it looked like when I got it. I just wish I had the missing "ESCAPE" key but otherwise, I will try to convert it at some point but make sure it is reversible in case I find a Symbolics 3600 series computer to go with this. If anyone has the original keybo...
by snuci
29 Aug 2020, 00:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

PlacaFromHell wrote:
29 Aug 2020, 00:04
Oh man, that's such a nice keyboard, glad to see it in the correct hands. Would you mind take some pics from the side when you have it done?
Will do. No problem.
by snuci
28 Aug 2020, 22:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Weezer wrote:
28 Aug 2020, 19:09
All things considered, it looks better than I expected.
Yes. While the switch plate looked rusty, it was actually red dirt/dust. The key switch mounting plate actually came out almost like new. The switches themselves will be a whole other matter.
After switch plate
After switch plate
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by snuci
28 Aug 2020, 18:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Re: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

The restoration continues. The switch plate: Symbolics3600After-switch plate.jpg First round of switches washed that are drying. They are a hell of a lot smoother as the odd one didn't even return when depressed before. I'll have to do this a couple more times. First round was water in an ultrasonic...
by snuci
28 Aug 2020, 18:22
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"
Replies: 12
Views: 564

Resto: Symbolics 364000 "dug up from ground"

Well, I was the one who acquired the Symbolics 364000 (3600) from eBay recently. I thought it would make a good restoration project but let's see where I can get to this. To say these key switches are "scratchy" is an understatement as they are covered in sand. I am not even sure if these switches c...
by snuci
07 Jul 2020, 19:04
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Unisys KB1 review (Alps SKCL Yellow)
Replies: 2
Views: 1565

Re: Unisys KB1 review (Alps SKCL Yellow)

Today we look at a massive trackball keyboard from Unisys sporting yellow Alps. Hope you enjoy the video! :) I would kill for a Unisys Icon. It's been on my "Want List" for a while but you need the server to go with it. Nice review. If you loose the trackball, you might be able to replace it with a...
by snuci
02 Apr 2020, 22:42
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Commodore 900 prototype keyboard
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Commodore 900 prototype keyboard

I recently acquired a prototype Commodore C900 that is a Unix workstation. The keyboard is hand painted and has some interesting switches, I think but because it's a prototype, there are no markings anywhere except for Z-8000 which is the internal project name. Here are some pics: C900 - keyboard fr...
by snuci
21 Feb 2020, 13:40
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Model M Rescue II
Replies: 10
Views: 1399

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: 10
Views: 1399

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: 10
Views: 1399

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: 1884
Views: 172141

Re: Stuff you just bought

Looks like the sales on IBM SSKs has already started. Managed to pick this up.
Cheap SSK.jpg
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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: 832

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.
Univac keyboard - space bar.JPG
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by snuci
21 Dec 2019, 23:02
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Univac 4118511-01 keyboard from 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 832

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: 1884
Views: 172141

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? :)
OS2 screen reader.jpg
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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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 4310
Views: 381164

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: 239
Views: 30326

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Can someone tell me what type of key switch this is?
Alps key switch.JPG
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by snuci
10 Jun 2019, 03:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Key Tronic Corp. Early '70s Keyboard
Replies: 14
Views: 2646

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: 2646

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: 1884
Views: 172141

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: 10552

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.

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