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by //gainsborough
02 Jul 2019, 06:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!
Replies: 26
Views: 6182

Re: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!

I would like to hear about this fix!
by //gainsborough
01 Jul 2019, 07:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread
Replies: 224
Views: 30216

Re: Yahoo! Japan Auctions Thread

These 2 keyboard looks interesting. One with uniform keycaps and both having algebraic symbols on the keycaps. I'm bidding on them btw. Alps Electric ASM-2510 Super Survey keyboard https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/q299006815 JEC Jekku Custom Keyboard https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp...
by //gainsborough
28 Jun 2019, 00:03
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Keybug wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 22:40
An eBay outlier in the opposite direction! Could someone please enlighten me why this went for three times the usual price?
PBT ANSI layout alps caps have caught fire. This is probably around current market value I’d imagine.
by //gainsborough
27 Jun 2019, 07:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: WTB - IBM 4704 F77 or LISP Space Cadet
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: WTB - IBM 4704 F77 or LISP Space Cadet

It’s been painstakingly designed to be as close to the real deal as possible, and costs a small fraction of what a real one would go for, though!
by //gainsborough
25 Jun 2019, 06:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 22392

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

It could very well be a case similar to what you mention: some old switches were found in their warehouse so they exhausted their stock on some of the newer boards. But even if that's the case, for the switches to have no branding at all is relatively unique, even for alps, isn't it?
by //gainsborough
24 Jun 2019, 18:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23565
Views: 1688233

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

IBM model M trackpoint board for $100 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Lexmark-IBM-M5-2-AT-Serial-Combination-Mechanical-Keyboard-w-Trackball/173908210007?hash=item287dbcb157:g:U6EAAOSwhnZc4hvA What switches does this Samsung have? https://www.ebay.com/itm/Samsung-900012117-Click-Key-Mechanical-Ext...
by //gainsborough
24 Jun 2019, 17:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

Very interesting! That looks like a sharper angle I normally see. Also the base retainer seems bigger. It is! Instead of having two tabs (top and bottom retainers) on each side of the tactile leaf, there is just a single long tab on each side! It's really neat amd actually does feel slightly differ...
by //gainsborough
24 Jun 2019, 10:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

Check out the tactile leaf on this batch of undampened creams I found in a canon typewriter:

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Also the slider is insanely slippery. It slid out of my fingers multiple times when handling it!
by //gainsborough
19 Jun 2019, 08:11
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: latte/coffee solutions
Replies: 28
Views: 7724

Re: latte/coffee solutions

Hey guys... so my girlfriend is getting down with the lifestyle. Every morning she gets up and has some coffee with creamer and sugar. For a tiny girl, this amounts to a huge bunch of carbs and calories in the morning. How can she have delicious coffee without all that sugar and creamer? Why are yo...
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 21:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

Lucky for you redmaus just found a bunch. I think he was going to be selling them at around $150 per 5140 (don't quote me on that through). Assuming you wanted to replace the switches, that is.
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

I just realized these are dampened creams and not actual SKCM creams =(

That really does suck.

edit: actually I can't really tell. What are they? I mean if they are legit SKCM creams I'd say you got a better deal than if they were browns. If they are dampened then yeah that's unfortunate.
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 15:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

Yoooo! That’s an amazing discovery! SKCL cream in a videowriter!? Does it appear to have been resoldered or anything? This is so neat!
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 07:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!
Replies: 26
Views: 6182

Re: Focus FK-2001/2002 Project!

Very nice!! That paint job looks very clean!! The blue alps have almost no color deviation as well! Can’t wait to see the final product!
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 06:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 22392

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Those definitely look genuine! Could be some early whites for sure!
by //gainsborough
18 Jun 2019, 05:43
Forum: Gallery
Topic: AKB-3320
Replies: 18
Views: 2641

Re: AKB-3320

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/l530379684

I'll drop this here if anyone is looking for the innards to one of these!
by //gainsborough
17 Jun 2019, 07:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 6282

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Im teasing, hahaha 😇
by //gainsborough
16 Jun 2019, 17:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 6282

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Anakey wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 10:29


yes i do,
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Also one took at the last UK meetup in April

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This is so cool! Well done!
by //gainsborough
16 Jun 2019, 05:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3532
Views: 240805

Re: Alps Appreciation

Wow! This is in amazing condition! It should fit just fine into the 2002 case.
by //gainsborough
16 Jun 2019, 05:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 6282

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Anakey wrote:
15 Jun 2019, 10:16
ah the 5140 systems i managed to rescue the leftovers of one of the keyboards that had been harvested for the brown alps and converted it to USB, got an acrylic case made and now i use it for work at a community centre where i volunteer.
That sounds awesome! Do you have any pics?
by //gainsborough
16 Jun 2019, 05:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 6282

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Redmaus wrote:
15 Jun 2019, 02:11

One of them has some extension and I have no clue what it does:
That's a printer!

I am still in awe of all the crazy stuff from this find. It blows my mind...
by //gainsborough
15 Jun 2019, 04:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 6282

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

Rezene wrote:
15 Jun 2019, 04:21
That IBM board is crazy! is that the first documented one?
There have been a few found on taobao before - but I don't think any has been officially documented. e3eves is currently selling some creams - though they might have been sold by now

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by //gainsborough
11 Jun 2019, 01:35
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3277 Conversion
Replies: 25
Views: 3633

Re: IBM 3277 Conversion

cleeeaaaan. Santigo's cables are dope
by //gainsborough
09 Jun 2019, 01:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 36
Views: 13373

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

What did you pay for everything?
by //gainsborough
08 Jun 2019, 04:34
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4469
Views: 353618

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

The last set of amber alps sold on mm for around $600. I bet it’s above that now given none have been spotted in a very long time.
by //gainsborough
07 Jun 2019, 19:52
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4469
Views: 353618

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I definitely don't doubt that as a possibility!
by //gainsborough
07 Jun 2019, 17:23
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4469
Views: 353618

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

zazxyz wrote:
07 Jun 2019, 17:13
What would a kishsaver go for
A lot. I think easily more than $1,000 for a good condition OG one would be my guess in the current market. What will be interesting to see is if the value of them drops off after the ellipse f62/f77 project orders are fulfilled.
by //gainsborough
07 Jun 2019, 16:40
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4469
Views: 353618

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I'm looking for community input on the value of my tektronix kb-101a!

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