IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Findecanor

03 Jul 2019, 22:23

Myoth wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 21:55
They are DCS keycaps, from Signature Profile, so they're not Cherry profile.
I'm not convinced that those would be Signature Plastics DCS or even earlier Comptec. The keys on the bottom row don't seem to have as much of a sharp angle as DCS, especially not the Space Bar.
I have seen other vintage keycaps with similar height as DCS and Cherry, with rounded edges but without DCS's sharp angle at the ZXCV row, but I have no idea about who made them.

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Polecat

04 Jul 2019, 03:28

Wazrach wrote:
03 Jul 2019, 10:32
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-101- ... Swtz5dG64m

What's this? It looks like a Focus keyboard but obviously isn't because of the backspace. Never seen anything like this before.
Very strange indeed. The general case profile, folding legs, front feet, labels for Ctrl-Caps Lock and XT/AT, printing on the LED overlay, inspection number label, and keycaps all look to be early Focus. Probably early white Alps as a guess. So who's gonna buy it to find out?

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zrrion

04 Jul 2019, 04:35

That is a weird board. Almost everything about it screams Focus but the case looks a lot like a wyse board?

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Polecat

04 Jul 2019, 05:14

zrrion wrote:
04 Jul 2019, 04:35
That is a weird board. Almost everything about it screams Focus but the case looks a lot like a wyse board?
Four LEDs suggests Acer to me, but the stripe across the top reminds me of Liteon/Silitek. Still more Focus than anything else. Compare the bottom views:
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Wazrach

04 Jul 2019, 13:33

Hmm.

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Wazrach

07 Jul 2019, 13:58

What is this? Is this an Alps keyboard? The legends look pretty nice and bold.

Edit: just noticed the Model F AT in that box behind it. :P
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cli

07 Jul 2019, 16:58

Wazrach wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 13:58
What is this? Is this an Alps keyboard? The legends look pretty nice and bold.

Edit: just noticed the Model F AT in that box behind it. :P
ALPS SMK Monterey switches with Cherry keycap mount.
wiki/SMK_Cherry_MX_mount

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Keybug

08 Jul 2019, 23:05

Hey fellas,

Does anyone recognize the sublegends on this Cherry board? (Or maybe they were added manually?) I'm guessing PBT dyesub caps as there's no yellowing. Sorry about the tiny pic!
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photekq
Cherry Picker

09 Jul 2019, 02:06

Looks like a G83 to me. B-profile bottom row, no scoops, I think I see a bar on F.

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Keybug

09 Jul 2019, 08:45

You da man! Thanks.

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 16:04

Someone on facebook marketplace is selling this lot of keyboards and I was wondering what packard bell keyboard is to the right of the omnikey and the yellowed one and the one to the right of that one. He did not give any other information.
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Dingster

10 Jul 2019, 16:26

wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.

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Myoth

10 Jul 2019, 16:28

Keybug wrote:
08 Jul 2019, 23:05
Hey fellas,

Does anyone recognize the sublegends on this Cherry board? (Or maybe they were added manually?) I'm guessing PBT dyesub caps as there's no yellowing. Sorry about the tiny pic!
I've seen it already, the legends are amazing, but I'm pretty sure I can spot a bar on the F, which means G83 :(

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 16:30

Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:26
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.
can you remove badges from omnikeys? Thats what I thought aswell but I don't see any badges and they are pretty distinct

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Dingster

10 Jul 2019, 16:33

Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:30
Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:26
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.
can you remove badges from omnikeys? Thats what I thought aswell but I don't see any badges and they are pretty distinct
You can sorta see the outline where the badge used to be :)

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 16:37

Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:33
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:30
Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:26
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.
can you remove badges from omnikeys? Thats what I thought aswell but I don't see any badges and they are pretty distinct
You can sorta see the outline where the badge used to be :)
hes offering 250 for all of that, but its 3 and a half hours away really tempting

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Dingster

10 Jul 2019, 19:47

Thats a really good deal tbh. Go for it if you can.

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 23:35

Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:26
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.
The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however. I didn't see any other at Packard bell boards on images with that bank of lock lights. https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a brown alps board

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

10 Jul 2019, 23:44

Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however.
The case is a different shape, so I don't think it's that board you are mentioning.
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a brown alps board
That was a great board.

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 23:47

//gainsborough wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:44
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however.
The case is a different shape, so I don't think it's that board you are mentioning.
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a brown alps board
That was a great board.
I honestly have no idea what it could be the seller isn't responding and its been quite a while so I'm thinking it already sold but i'm sure its probably got something good. The side bezel looks almost like a triangle with ears like a model f any one know what this could be re-branded?

Rezene

10 Jul 2019, 23:47

//gainsborough wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:44
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however.
The case is a different shape, so I don't think it's that board you are mentioning.
Rezene wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a brown alps board
That was a great board.
I honestly have no idea what it could be the seller isn't responding and its been quite a while so I'm thinking it already sold but i'm sure its probably got something good. The side bezel looks almost like a triangle with ears like a model f any one know what this could be re-branded?

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//gainsborough
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11 Jul 2019, 00:16

I've seen boards like that come with blue alps - but it honestly could be anything. hard to see cap profile at that angle.

Rezene

11 Jul 2019, 05:52

//gainsborough wrote:
11 Jul 2019, 00:16
I've seen boards like that come with blue alps - but it honestly could be anything. hard to see cap profile at that angle.
The seller responded and said that it was a uncommon clone board and it feels cheap but clicky, whatever that means. He won't remove a keycap

edit: he came through it was futaba ma clicky inverse mount

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ScottPaladin

12 Jul 2019, 22:24

Who wants to go through LGR's latest video frame by frame?

Findecanor

12 Jul 2019, 23:39

Holy crap, that is a lot. I spotted scores of of IBMs (at least one PC Jr keyboard in every room), Apples, Dells AT101s, DEC, Wyse PCE, HP terminal keyboards, but a lot that I don't recognise but which look interesting and some that I have a vague recollection of but can't quite place.
19:42 Addison Reveal ergonomic keyboard. Alps.

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ppCircle

13 Jul 2019, 20:31

Olivetti S20 notebook, somebody know what switches can it have?

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HC514

13 Jul 2019, 22:45

The keycaps are definitely Cherry. Judging by the shape of them (they look low and flat profile), I would be expecting Cherry ML... but the wiki claims that wasn't introduced until a few years after this machine?

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Keybug

Yesterday, 09:34

This looks somewhat complicated inside. It's from a DEC Letterwriter 100 currently on eBay UK. A known switch?
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Findecanor

Yesterday, 09:54

Looks like Hi-Tek High Profile.
That keyboard on eBay looks like a DEC VT-100 keyboard with extra keys, and the VT-100 is in the Wiki with that type of switch, although it has not been confirmed that that exact variation was made by Hi-Tek. There are clones of it.

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Yesterday, 20:55

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