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by snuci
13 Jun 2019, 02:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 102
Views: 5243

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: 9
Views: 448

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: 9
Views: 448

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: 1742
Views: 85109

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: 1743

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: 999

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: 999

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: 2027

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: 126

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: 1686

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: 22469
Views: 1156682

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: 417

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: 417

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: 417

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: 417

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: 439

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: 659

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.
by snuci
19 Jan 2019, 21:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

I still have one of the Pivot II lunchbox computers, along with a complete (?) set of hardware and software engineering notes. I also have a Morrow Pivot II and the Zenith variant. If you are able to digitize the hardware/software engineering notes, I would love a copy. I do need the take a look at...
by snuci
18 Jan 2019, 23:54
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 5435

Re: Deskthority header images v2

At present, I rely on a feeble task lamp at my desk. This is still better than the natural light most of the time in Michigan, which is similar to what you have in Scotland. I, personally, only use natural light unless I am forced to use house lighting for a quick pic. That's why you see less pictu...
by snuci
18 Jan 2019, 13:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Morrow Designs keyboard
Replies: 10
Views: 671

Re: Morrow Designs keyboard

Wow, that brings back some memories! I knew George Morrow back in the day, and had a couple of his CP/M machines, an MD/2 and also a luggable version. The terminal for the MD/2 I believe was Zenith-based, and was called MDT-60, with a lovely (SKCC?) keyboard, but this keyboard must be for an earlie...
by snuci
17 Jan 2019, 02:41
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22469
Views: 1156682

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

jerue wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 23:12
So while we are talking about XT's...does anyone know what these keytoppers on the modifiers/large keys are?
See here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=13663&p=304146
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 20:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: My next keyboard (possibly...)
Replies: 17
Views: 999

Re: My next keyboard (possibly...)

Count me in if you do it. I already have a Mechboard64 but I would love to have a work keyboard with similar key caps and this case. You should make them a set.

Edit: Might be a little closer to the C64 with the function keys on the right. Unorthodox but closer to the C64 for nostalgia sake.
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 15:44
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 5435

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Muirium wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 15:07
Great set, Snooch! Well lit and framed, too.
Thank you. Most of my pics are white background so I want to see how the MacCharlie looks before posting any more. Did the old site have a smokey overlay? It seems that all of the pictures are darker now.
by snuci
10 Jan 2019, 01:22
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 5435

Re: Deskthority header images v2

Here are a few. You are right matt3o, I was mistaken.
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by snuci
09 Jan 2019, 23:20
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 5435

Re: Deskthority header images v2

I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal? https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?p=433693#p433693 I saw that but the resolution looks too low and the resizing that happens makes the images not look so good. It should be at least 1920 x something so that there is less resizing. The ol...
by snuci
09 Jan 2019, 22:46
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority header images v2
Replies: 112
Views: 5435

Re: Deskthority header images v2

matt3o wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 19:06
we need to find the original image and recreate the banner, unfortunately
I could look for mine. What size/aspect ratio is optimal?
by snuci
08 Jan 2019, 11:52
Forum: Gallery
Topic: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: What's in the box?!?!?! (IBM Industrial SSK)

Hey @snacksthecat how did it end up? Did it work out okay?
by snuci
19 Dec 2018, 18:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Xerox 6085 keyboard and mouse (and monitor too)
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Cool computer! Unfortunately you just missed this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rare-Xerox-Docutech-JD-2-Keyboard-with-Optical-Mouse-Alps-SKCM-Green-/173669587217?hash=item286f839911%3Ag%3ADEoAAOSwkfxcAnKj&nma=true&si=Sm3CrIJJfEKRjTjrkMKG6e82Ogs%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675...
by snuci
17 Dec 2018, 03:39
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Retro Cave
Replies: 14
Views: 913

I don't know what I like better. The computers or Mario in the racoon suit. Nice set up!
by snuci
15 Dec 2018, 23:53
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o
Replies: 30
Views: 1746

Thanks to both of you for your contribution to the community both outgoing and incoming. It is always appreciated, especially when it is done for enjoyment and not reward.

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