Best vintage keyboard or relic

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webwit
Wild Duck

21 Nov 2017, 18:04

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Nomination rules:
Please suggest nominees for the best vintage keyboard or relic in 2017. What vintage keyboard did you really like to use as a daily driver this year? Or what rare relic or discovery since November 26, 2017 did you like even better? You have to give a short motivation for each suggestion. You cannot nominate your own relics or discoveries.

Current suggestions:
  • Revenge's Beamship
  • JP!'s fat brown Alps board
  • Cherry G80-1800, the most attractive layout
  • The pingmaster, for bringing vintage Alps into a nice layout with lovely high quality switches
  • Winkeyless cherry g80's. Most aesthetically pleasing layout ever made (IMO). Vintage cherry mx switches. Decent case. And usually nice keycaps!
  • JP!'s IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
  • ipreferpie's IBM 3277 Beamspring split spacebar disassembly. Just the whole story of how this came to be. Somebody from a completely different community coming here to sell a left over keyboard from a bunch of (to him) interesting commodore computers. He also posted this very nice disassembly thread and helped in creating the replacement pcbs to make these keyboards work.
  • //gainsborough red label Zeniths. Because, well sexy red label zeniths :D
  • Hansichen for the G80-2100 HAO prototype find
  • Cyberovca's Tipro T141A, which revealed a previously-unknown period of Tipro's history and an undiscovered switch
  • OldIsNew's Harris Smart Terminal
  • The G80-0418 presented in that same thread as the G80-2100 HAO prototype find also deserves to be nominated. While it is not a prototype, it is noteworthy for being a very early Cherry G80 keyboard and for being Apple compatible.
The first round ends on Sunday 26 November, 19:00 UTC.

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Chyros

21 Nov 2017, 19:20

Off the top of my head, Revenge's Beamship and JP!'s fat brown Alps board!

Chert902

21 Nov 2017, 19:28

Cherry G80-1800 - most attractive layout in my opinon

andrewjoy

21 Nov 2017, 19:32

I will nominate the pingmaster, for bringing vintage alps into a nice layout with loverly high quality switches.

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recon8659

21 Nov 2017, 20:33

Winkeyless cherry g80's.
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Most aesthetically pleasing layout ever made (IMO)
Vintage cherry mx switches
Decent case.

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recon8659

21 Nov 2017, 20:33

recon8659 wrote: Winkeyless cherry g80's.
Most aesthetically pleasing layout ever made (IMO)
Vintage cherry mx switches
Decent case.
Also usually have nice keycaps!

codemonkeymike

21 Nov 2017, 20:34


Slom

21 Nov 2017, 21:30

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Just the whole story of how this came to be. Somebody from a completely different community coming here to sell a left over keyboard from a bunch of (to him) interesting commodore computers. I think his initial asking price was 30$, which he quickly corrected after browsing the site for a bit. Also the fact that ipreferpie posted this very nice disassembly thread and helped in creating the replacement pcbs to make these keyboards work :)

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Gains red label zeniths. Because, well sexy red label zeniths :D

__red__

21 Nov 2017, 22:51

Yeah - I want to second JP!'s 3741!

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Khers

22 Nov 2017, 13:56

Hansichen for their G80-2100 HAO prototype find:
photos-f62/1980s-cherry-unicorn-prototy ... 17108.html

citrojohn

23 Nov 2017, 14:55

Cyberovca's Tipro T141A, which revealed a previously-unknown period of Tipro's history and an undiscovered switch: keyboards-f2/tipro-t141a-early-tipro-bo ... 15484.html

andrewjoy

23 Nov 2017, 15:54

Slom wrote:
f-o-r-s-a-l-e-f58/2x-zenith-inteq-red-l ... 17581.html

Gains red label zeniths. Because, well sexy red label zeniths :D

You wont want to know what became of them zeniths :P

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seebart
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23 Nov 2017, 22:51

OldIsNew's Harris Smart Terminal:

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Khers

25 Nov 2017, 14:35

Khers wrote: Hansichen for their G80-2100 HAO prototype find:
photos-f62/1980s-cherry-unicorn-prototy ... 17108.html
Actually, the G80-0418 presented in that same thread also deserves to be nominated. While it is not a prototype, it is noteworthy for being a very early Cherry G80 keyboard and for being Apple compatible.

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