IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Chyros

08 Mar 2017, 13:15

IKSLM wrote:
IKSLM wrote: Any info about this?

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Chyros wrote: Datacomp. That model comes with Futaba clickies, maybe other switches too but none that I know of.
So i bought this keyboard and you were completely right Chyros. It is a Datacomp with plate mounted clicky Futabas. It was terribly dirty and is now being cleaned, still the switches are smooth as Futabas should be. Also, the caps are lovely low profile doubleshots and there's a lot of metal in there.
Cool, thanks for confirming :) .

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thebluefox

08 Mar 2017, 15:37

Do you recognize any of the older keyboards?

https://postimg.org/gallery/odle4ftw/

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Harshmallow

08 Mar 2017, 15:58

thebluefox wrote: Do you recognize any of the older keyboards?

https://postimg.org/gallery/odle4ftw/
Pretty sure those are all domes, with a couple of the older ones being dome with slider. That one on the bottom with the missing F4 key should be a BTC dome with slider - pretty good as far as domes go from what I hear. They all look like they were pulled straight out of the landfill though...I wouldn't bother with any of em. LOL at the one with nailpolish for key legends.

andrewjoy

08 Mar 2017, 16:57

I know what it is , but lets play guess the exact model number and see who wins
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Just built this new rack in work,

citrojohn

08 Mar 2017, 17:35

OK, I'll be cannon-fodder, but just once. G80-11914?
(edit: and if it is an 11914 I'll go for LUMEU-2 since that's the only code I've seen it with! ;) )

andrewjoy

08 Mar 2017, 18:02

Nope :D

Findecanor

08 Mar 2017, 20:05

thebluefox wrote: Do you recognize any of the older keyboards?

https://postimg.org/gallery/odle4ftw/
Bottom/left looks like a Cherry G83-6000, winkeyless. Rubber dome. Keys are the same as for Cherry G80-series on the top but with different stem so NOT compatible. Get it only if you need a special key and can do a stem-transplant.
The BTC rubber dome is a BTC 5139 where the un-stabilised keys are compatible and in same as DCS profile. Stabilised keys are probably not though.

redpanda

09 Mar 2017, 04:38

I only have this one picture of this old keyboard and I'm having a lot of difficulties identifying it. Can anyone help me figuring this mystery keyboard's identity and if it's worth buying?
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sneaux

09 Mar 2017, 05:19

Another update on the typewriter keyboards..
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The seller mentioned that this particular board was pretty unique out of the ones he had because it was manufactured in Sweden. It was a toss-in because I didn't have correct change actually. I thought it was the side-angled cream alps of the SKCC series because of the shape, but look at the ALPS keyboard code
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I think I also mentioned that these are quite clicky. They also feel much lighter than what I believe are vertical plate springs (which are in much worse condition) from one of the other typewriter keyboards.
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Long story short, I think these could be "side-angled vertical plate spring" switches :lol: or less confusingly... SKFF side-angled cream. Any thoughts on this?

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Daniel Beardsmore

09 Mar 2017, 09:25

Hm, so there's no model label anywhere, just the PCB code?

What's curious is that the keycap only fits the ones with the bar mount, and that's unusual. Whatever keycaps went next to Q and A will need a different type of keycap with a normal SKFF mount.

sneaux

10 Mar 2017, 01:18

Removed the other PCB that was obstructing but there was nothing underneath. Maybe the sticker could be on the side with the switches somewhere. I'll check the other side when I remove the switches... There are two pins on an orthogonal line, which jives with the fact that these don't feel like there is a double action mechanism (don't quote me on that for the ones that look like SKFF)


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Lynx_Carpathica

12 Mar 2017, 19:58

thebluefox wrote: Do you recognize any of the older keyboards?

https://postimg.org/gallery/odle4ftw/
The BTC is woth saving. Pretty nice board. I actually really like it, and use it regularly. And my father also likes it, It actually has hungarian legends (he can't touch type, and can't use an ANSI keyboard with hungarian layout, the 102nd key, í and Í being Alt+J and Alt+I for capital) :lol: Build quality is a bit better than Cherry G80 levels, and the keycaps feel great. Tip: Lube the stabilizer bars to shut them up. They rattle as they had to...

Menuhin

14 Mar 2017, 21:32

It doesn't remind me of anything I have read on DT.

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http://www.ebay.de/itm/252777187663

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Daniel Beardsmore

14 Mar 2017, 21:54

Old Fujitsu — you can see the Fujitsu logo on the back. Probably Fujitsu leaf spring of some variant (maybe third generation from the cylindrical keycaps).

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subcat

15 Mar 2017, 03:26

Confirming this, friend has one. Leaf Spring.

jnick26

15 Mar 2017, 16:24

https://olxua-ring02.akamaized.net/imag ... riupol.jpg

https://www.olx.ua/obyavlenie/prodam-kl ... b3048b7a13

Hi, looks to me like sony'ish topre. Maybe somebody has more info about it?
Also, i beleive it's from Canon HD-40 Navigator (486 attached to fax).

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Harshmallow

15 Mar 2017, 18:19

jnick26 wrote: https://olxua-ring02.akamaized.net/imag ... riupol.jpg

https://www.olx.ua/obyavlenie/prodam-kl ... b3048b7a13

Hi, looks to me like sony'ish topre. Maybe somebody has more info about it?
Also, i beleive it's from Canon HD-40 Navigator (486 attached to fax).
That has a Fujitsu label/part number - doubt it's the proto-topre type...probably just a Fujitsu rubber dome.

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Daniel Beardsmore

16 Mar 2017, 09:35

Well, how about that. I noticed the Fujitsu logo on the label, so I checked my unbranded FKB4700 and mine does also have the Fujitsu logo on the label.

I don't recall what 48nn means, or whether I ever knew. The N870/N87D codes aren't understood yet and they don't appear to be clearly separated by keyboard type.

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OleVoip

16 Mar 2017, 18:57

sneaux wrote: Another update on the typewriter keyboards.. [...]
Long story short, I think these could be "side-angled vertical plate spring" switches :lol: or less confusingly... SKFF side-angled cream. Any thoughts on this?
That's a Facit typewriter keyboard; compare with the one HaaTa found.

edit: Sorry, I missed that Parak already referred to it:

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thebluefox

19 Mar 2017, 15:46

Where have I seen the keyboard that`s on top?
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mike52787
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19 Mar 2017, 15:47

thebluefox wrote:Where have I seen the keyboard that`s on top?
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olivetti ank-27

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thebluefox

19 Mar 2017, 18:10

Thanks! What about this?
It sure looks mechanical to me.
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Chyros

19 Mar 2017, 18:11

thebluefox wrote: Thanks! What about this?
It sure looks mechanical to me.
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It's a BTC. Either rubber dome or dome with slider.

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Lynx_Carpathica

20 Mar 2017, 13:14

Hi, besides the 53, are these worth anything?
What are these?
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Scottex

20 Mar 2017, 13:36

The ones at the sides and the one at the bottom are most likely rubberdomes, don't know about the one at the top

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Lynx_Carpathica

20 Mar 2017, 17:14

Scottex wrote: The ones at the sides and the one at the bottom are most likely rubberdomes, don't know about the one at the top
Thanks, does that 53 worth 10€ incl. Ship?

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Daniel Beardsmore

20 Mar 2017, 19:18

The one on the left is curious in that the spaces between the keys are black instead of grey. That suggests that there is some sort of plate below the keys. Still a gamble though — if it is mechanical, it's most likely to be the cheap Alps clones (such as [wiki]alps.tw Type T5[/wiki]).

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Lynx_Carpathica

20 Mar 2017, 21:32

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: The one on the left is curious in that the spaces between the keys are black instead of grey. That suggests that there is some sort of plate below the keys. Still a gamble though — if it is mechanical, it's most likely to be the cheap Alps clones (such as [wiki]alps.tw Type T5[/wiki]).
perfect. A keyboard that I can put my generic Tactile Alsp-mount green stuff in. Thanks! 8-)

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Daniel Beardsmore

21 Mar 2017, 00:19

The plate is quite likely to be plastic by that age, which just doesn't sound the same — it's a gamble. You could always ask to see a photo of the switch to see if it's mechanical at all.

The BTC is another gamble, this time on the foam condition.

What's your generic tactile Alps-mount stuff?

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