IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

macmac9900

21 Nov 2020, 09:45

Hi all I was introduced to the world of mechanical keyboards recently by Chyrosan22 😅. Because of him I was inspired to search through my local ad listings for vintage keyboards. The Alps branded keyboard on top caught my attention however I can't seem to find out what model it is. Would anyone happen to know anything about the other keyboards as well? Thanks!
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roselios

22 Nov 2020, 04:33

Hi, help me what is keyboard on top?
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Jan Pospisil

22 Nov 2020, 11:46

roselios wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 04:33
Hi, help me what is keyboard on top?
The odd top row layout and chunky arrow keys make me think maybe Datacomp?
(not this one, but similar perhaps? wiki/Datacomp_DFK515)

Can't you ask the seller for a photo of the back label at least? Or to pop a cap?

roselios

22 Nov 2020, 14:34

Jan Pospisil wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 11:46
roselios wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 04:33
Hi, help me what is keyboard on top?
The odd top row layout and chunky arrow keys make me think maybe Datacomp?
(not this one, but similar perhaps? wiki/Datacomp_DFK515)

Can't you ask the seller for a photo of the back label at least? Or to pop a cap?
okey bro, and this seller so slow lol

roselios

22 Nov 2020, 14:38

Jan Pospisil wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 11:46
roselios wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 04:33
Hi, help me what is keyboard on top?
The odd top row layout and chunky arrow keys make me think maybe Datacomp?
(not this one, but similar perhaps? wiki/Datacomp_DFK515)

Can't you ask the seller for a photo of the back label at least? Or to pop a cap?
i have one more photo
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Polecat

22 Nov 2020, 20:07

roselios wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 14:38

i have one more photo
Looks like a DEC LK201 (terminal keyboard)

wiki/DEC_LK201

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Yurnero

22 Nov 2020, 20:42

Okay, I think I wasted like a solid hour trying to find any info about this but FCC and Model searches have left me completely empty-handed ._ . My gut is telling me it's probably going to end up being a rubber dome but there is a tiny lingering hope that says it might have Alps under the caps.
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Polecat

22 Nov 2020, 20:53

Yurnero wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 20:42
Okay, I think I wasted like a solid hour trying to find any info about this but FCC and Model searches have left me completely empty-handed ._ . My gut is telling me it's probably going to end up being a rubber dome but there is a tiny lingering hope that says it might have Alps under the caps.
Slider over something, not Alps

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133351874286

Jan Pospisil

22 Nov 2020, 21:03

Nice caps tho.

roselios

23 Nov 2020, 03:01

Polecat wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 20:07
roselios wrote:
22 Nov 2020, 14:38

i have one more photo
Looks like a DEC LK201 (terminal keyboard)

wiki/DEC_LK201
yep, and top panel look down no top in dec lk201 lmao

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Polecat

23 Nov 2020, 03:11

roselios wrote:
23 Nov 2020, 03:01
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184204288684

Same layout exactly, could be a different version or for a DEC terminal clone?

roselios

23 Nov 2020, 05:47

Polecat wrote:
23 Nov 2020, 03:11
roselios wrote:
23 Nov 2020, 03:01
https://www.ebay.com/itm/184204288684

Same layout exactly, could be a different version or for a DEC terminal clone?
maybe

gichtl

23 Nov 2020, 11:58

Anybody knows this keyboard equipped with 2U arrow keys?

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(Found on https://www.nj.com/sports/2020/05/remem ... -ever.html)

Razerban

24 Nov 2020, 17:11

gichtl wrote:
23 Nov 2020, 11:58
Anybody knows this keyboard equipped with 2U arrow keys?

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(Found on https://www.nj.com/sports/2020/05/remem ... -ever.html)
I saw this one on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/143856701229
It's not the same but daaaaaamn those arrow keys are gorgeous!

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ddrfraser1

24 Nov 2020, 17:57

Razerban wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 17:11
daaaaaamn those arrow keys are gorgeous!
They almost have a religious quality to them don't they?

roselios

25 Nov 2020, 01:15

Hi help me
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leetuser

27 Nov 2020, 06:34

Aropa KT-1002 - Anyone know anything about this? Literally can not find a single thing about it with a google search. Looks like vintage blacks, can anyone confirm?
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kelvinhall05

27 Nov 2020, 13:21

leetuser wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 06:34
Aropa KT-1002 - Anyone know anything about this? Literally can not find a single thing about it with a google search. Looks like vintage blacks, can anyone confirm?
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Looks like a Wyse clone.

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leetuser

27 Nov 2020, 17:40


Looks like a Wyse clone.
Oh yeah cool. Thanks!

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TNT

29 Nov 2020, 20:21

Can anyone help me out with information about this board? Nothing more than the sticker sadly. Has an 8-pin DIN plug. What switches are those?
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Polecat

29 Nov 2020, 20:29

TNT wrote:
29 Nov 2020, 20:21
Can anyone help me out with information about this board? Nothing more than the sticker sadly. Has an 8-pin DIN plug. What switches are those?
Data General terminal board. Probably Fujitsu leaf spring.

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TNT

29 Nov 2020, 20:36

Thanks a lot for the quick answer!

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hellothere

30 Nov 2020, 03:04

roselios wrote:
25 Nov 2020, 01:15
Hi help me
The manufacturer is Oriental Tech. Probably an OK-100, because of the Cyrllic. Some have "Beltron" labeled on them. They have Alps-mount membrane switches. A post I looked at said something like, "Stay far, far away."

The wiki articles say that these have double-shot keycaps. I suppose if you just need some pretty nice looking keys, there ya go.

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leetuser

Today, 04:51

Does anyone have any info on an FC600 from Telex Computer Products?
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shallot

Today, 12:12

TNT wrote:
29 Nov 2020, 20:21
Can anyone help me out with information about this board? Nothing more than the sticker sadly. Has an 8-pin DIN plug. What switches are those?
I recently converted one of these Data General 6348 boards and wrote a blog post about it: https://kuritakey.zone/data-general-d63 ... -keyboard/

They're real nice.

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TNT

Today, 16:10

shallot wrote:
Today, 12:12
TNT wrote:
29 Nov 2020, 20:21
Can anyone help me out with information about this board? Nothing more than the sticker sadly. Has an 8-pin DIN plug. What switches are those?
I recently converted one of these Data General 6348 boards and wrote a blog post about it: https://kuritakey.zone/data-general-d63 ... -keyboard/

They're real nice.
Thanks! Those keycaps are enormously thick wth

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hellothere

Today, 17:36

TNT wrote:
Today, 16:10
shallot wrote:
Today, 12:12
TNT wrote:
29 Nov 2020, 20:21
Can anyone help me out with information about this board? Nothing more than the sticker sadly. Has an 8-pin DIN plug. What switches are those?
I recently converted one of these Data General 6348 boards and wrote a blog post about it: https://kuritakey.zone/data-general-d63 ... -keyboard/

They're real nice.
Thanks! Those keycaps are enormously thick wth
Hmm. Another keyboard that I must possess.

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