Old beamspring photo thread

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JP!

12 Aug 2020, 16:16

vometia wrote:
12 Aug 2020, 08:10
JP! wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 21:51
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He seems familiar. Jay Maynard (a.k.a. Tron Guy)?
Haha I do see the resemblance.

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vometia
irritant

13 Aug 2020, 03:15

I was wondering as he is (or was!) better known as an MVS sysadmin. He's a braver person than I am. On both counts. :D

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JP!

10 Oct 2020, 19:32

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Chyros

29 Oct 2020, 15:20

Wow, and I thought _I_ had poor typing pose xD .

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ZedTheMan

29 Oct 2020, 18:21

Why is there a porn thread on this forum?

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JP!

29 Oct 2020, 18:46

ZedTheMan wrote:
29 Oct 2020, 18:21
Why is there a porn thread on this forum?
Chyros wrote:
29 Oct 2020, 15:20
Wow, and I thought _I_ had poor typing pose xD .
Indeed. It seems this should be tagged as (NSFW) not safe for work.

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shine

31 Oct 2020, 17:59

A few low quality more
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digital_matthew

15 Dec 2020, 20:21

JP! wrote:
19 Jun 2020, 21:51
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Having Dick Dastardly and Winsome Witch stickers on his IBM System/3 makes this dude even more of a ballah.

arcticfox

15 Dec 2020, 22:55

A few IBM 2260s, credit: @mwichary on twitter
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vometia
irritant

29 Dec 2020, 15:04

Those 2260s are kinda cute, and not just by IBM standards.

mr_a500

29 Dec 2020, 15:38

IBM 2260 terminals are certainly cute, but they're not beam springs.

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zrrion

29 Dec 2020, 16:00

Can't hold that against them though.

mr_a500

29 Dec 2020, 16:02

I don't hold it against them. It's not their fault. (...poor little guys)

But I thought this was a beam spring photo thread.

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ddrfraser1

29 Dec 2020, 18:11

Ripped from the Wiki: Contrary to popular belief, the 2260 was created and sold years before the beam spring patent was filed, and does not have beam spring switches, however the keycaps are interchangeable.

mr_a500

29 Dec 2020, 18:36

The IBM 4979 is just as cute and is beam spring.

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I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.

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inmbolmie

29 Dec 2020, 19:07

mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.
Well, the wiki has a couple of photos of that terminal. wiki/IBM_Beam_Spring_Keyboards#4979

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ddrfraser1

29 Dec 2020, 19:10

Reminds me of the Decision Data 8010

mr_a500

29 Dec 2020, 20:15

inmbolmie wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 19:07
mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.
Well, the wiki has a couple of photos of that terminal.
I saw that right after I posted. I haven't searched for a few years and it was updated since.

Weird - the photo description says that terminal was on display at the Celestica building - which just happens to be across the street from where I used to live. I've been in that building before and had a job interview there a couple decades ago. If I had known, I would have searched the building and tried to sneak out with one. It might look a little too obvious though. I'd look like this:
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inmbolmie

29 Dec 2020, 20:56

mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
It might look a little too obvious though. I'd look like this:
LOL, those systems are inherently anti-theft, imagine running away from the security guys while holding that.

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JP!

29 Dec 2020, 21:29

mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
The IBM 4979 is just as cute and is beam spring.


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I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.
You mean like this one?
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or
or this one: viewtopic.php?t=16725

mr_a500

29 Dec 2020, 22:15

JP! wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 21:29
mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 18:36
The IBM 4979 is just as cute and is beam spring.


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I've never actually seen any photos of it other than in IBM ads, so there's no chance of finding one of those either.
You mean like this one?
No, I was talking about the 4979. Those 4978 keyboards are as common as dirt. They're a dime a dozen. My grandmother used to give them out as Christmas stocking stuffers. (...that might be a slight exaggeration :mrgreen:)

Here's an even more rare IBM terminal, predecessor to the 2260 (also not beam spring):
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JP!

29 Dec 2020, 22:54

mr_a500 wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 22:15

No, I was talking about the 4979. Those 4978 keyboards are as common as dirt. They're a dime a dozen. My grandmother used to give them out as Christmas stocking stuffers. (...that might be a slight exaggeration :mrgreen:)

Here's an even more rare IBM terminal, predecessor to the 2260 (also not beam spring):
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My bad. I would be content to even see one in a museum some day. Also that 1050 I’ve never even heard of.

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digital_matthew

30 Dec 2020, 04:22

inmbolmie wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 20:56
LOL, those systems are inherently anti-theft, imagine running away from the security guys while holding that.
I think it would be more of a waddle.

mr_a500

30 Dec 2020, 12:35

If I was going to get a 2260, I think I'd want the airline reservation variant. (more buttons = better)

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I noticed the keycaps look engraved, not double shot. (what the hell, man, what the hell??!)


And here's another shot of the predecessor. It's labelled 1050, but I don't think that's the model number. (1050 is a teleprinter thing without screen)

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...but these aren't beam springs, so I'm off topic.

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JP!

03 Jan 2021, 16:56

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mr_a500

03 Jan 2021, 21:50

I see some plasmas there.

I think I've posted these before:
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xxhellfirexx

04 Jan 2021, 08:56

mr_a500 wrote:
30 Dec 2020, 12:35
If I was going to get a 2260, I think I'd want the airline reservation variant. (more buttons = better)


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I noticed the keycaps look engraved, not double shot. (what the hell, man, what the hell??!)


And here's another shot of the predecessor. It's labelled 1050, but I don't think that's the model number. (1050 is a teleprinter thing without screen)


IBM terminal 1050 side.jpg

...but these aren't beam springs, so I'm off topic.
Marcin got a cleaned up photo here:

https://www.getrevue.co/profile/shift-h ... t-2-175568

Rayndalf

29 Jan 2021, 21:04

mr_a500 wrote:
03 Jan 2021, 21:50
I see some plasmas there.

I think I've posted these before:

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That's hot. The keyboard fits into a notch in the desk so it's the same height as a modern desk + keyboard combo.

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