IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Noobmaen

01 Aug 2018, 12:04

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Trackball-Tasta ... 3298278442 Possibly marquardt? Appears to have similar colour to the case below the keycaps so might well be rubberdome too

daneb

01 Aug 2018, 17:36

Hi,
I would like to ask you about this keyboard - or mainly about the switch: What type of switch is it?
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It is tactile, according to the label the keyboard (sorry, new one, uncleaned yet) should be NMB RT-101+ model, however it is not hi-tek space invader (as noted here wiki/NMB_RT-100/RT-8200_series) so probably it is another NMB type. I did not find it here (wiki/NMB_keyboards), so I am curious what type of switch is it. Thanks a lot.
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andrewjoy

01 Aug 2018, 18:00

Dome with slider

wiki/NMB_dome_with_slider

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kps

01 Aug 2018, 19:14

snuci wrote:
Keybug wrote: 4. foil thingy
I think I spent $30 or $40 on a similar non-RCA branded keyboard like this. If you do get this one, I'd be happy to buy it as I would prefer one with the RCA label on the front. It goes with an RCA Cosmac computer from the early 80's.
RCA also made videotex terminals (for connection to a television, example) that look the same from the front as the plain keyboard.

daneb

01 Aug 2018, 19:57

andrewjoy wrote: Dome with slider

wiki/NMB_dome_with_slider
Thanks a lot. It has quite a good soft feeling, it is a little bit loose/wobbly and has zero mushiness. So it will be one of my favourite dome-type keyboards.

BlazkoDD

02 Aug 2018, 16:46

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Hello :)

Can anyone identify this? It has DIN cable and cardboard bottom with no manufacturer logo or name...
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Keybug

02 Aug 2018, 17:14

Well, I got lucky! This has NOS quality blues (from being dust-protected inside the portable setup and carrying bag), probably dyesubs and a nice compact layout with a regular DIN connector, so it can be used via USB easily...
Red_October wrote:
Keybug wrote: Anyone willing to take a shot at what this is? Couldn't even find any info on that portable PC anywhere, let alone its keyboard switches...
Only thing I've ever seen that looks like that is an Acme (really) portable computer which used clicky white Alps switches. It also needed a custom PCI card to adapt the signal from the VGA socket on the regular graphics adapter into something the flat panel could make sense of. Which, of course, it was missing.
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andrewjoy

02 Aug 2018, 17:20

That is very nice !

daneb

02 Aug 2018, 20:38

PlacaFromHell wrote: Do someone know about the keyboard with France flag colors?
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I have similar one, with French flag - mine is Silitek SK8801, dome with slider, quite a bad typing feeling although I have not cleaned it yet, average mx-mount keycaps.

daneb

02 Aug 2018, 20:46

Which model/brand this one might be? No label on the back, some keycaps are with clear plastic tops/covers /see detail photo/, keyboard is with card reader. Cherry MX-clear switches.

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njm

03 Aug 2018, 06:53

Anyone know what this one is? Looks like some sort of model F, but I haven't seen one like this before.
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xxhellfirexx

03 Aug 2018, 07:18

njm wrote: Anyone know what this one is? Looks like some sort of model F, but I haven't seen one like this before.
It is an IBM 3178 keyboard without the blue switch.

njm

03 Aug 2018, 08:04

xxhellfirexx wrote:
njm wrote: Anyone know what this one is? Looks like some sort of model F, but I haven't seen one like this before.
It is an IBM 3178 keyboard without the blue switch.
Ah - thanks! Hadn't seen one without the blue switch before.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

03 Aug 2018, 08:48

daneb wrote: Which model/brand this one might be? […]
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Cherry G80-8200, older version with the 3000 style case and without Windows keys.

daneb

03 Aug 2018, 21:33

kbdfr wrote: Cherry G80-8200, older version with the 3000 style case and without Windows keys.
Thanks a lot!

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snacksthecat
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04 Aug 2018, 02:14

Anyone know what kind of switch this is? It's cherry mount, linear, and scratchy as all hell!
Thanks!

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Chyros

04 Aug 2018, 11:47

Damn, that's an inductive switch. You see those only very rarely indeed!

Red_October

04 Aug 2018, 18:41

Keybug wrote: Well, I got lucky! This has NOS quality blues (from being dust-protected inside the portable setup and carrying bag), probably dyesubs and a nice compact layout with a regular DIN connector, so it can be used via USB easily...
Red_October wrote:
Keybug wrote: Anyone willing to take a shot at what this is? Couldn't even find any info on that portable PC anywhere, let alone its keyboard switches...
Only thing I've ever seen that looks like that is an Acme (really) portable computer which used clicky white Alps switches. It also needed a custom PCI card to adapt the signal from the VGA socket on the regular graphics adapter into something the flat panel could make sense of. Which, of course, it was missing.
Did you get the whole unit, or just the keyboard? I seem to remember this stuff was at a recycler...

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Keybug

04 Aug 2018, 18:54

Got the whole shebang but haven't tried the system as a whole yet. Go get 'em!

Red_October

05 Aug 2018, 07:35

Keybug wrote: Got the whole shebang but haven't tried the system as a whole yet. Go get 'em!
Excellent! If it is indeed an "Acme" it won't say anywhere on or in it. The only way I know what the one at work is is by virtue of having the bag it came in, with a thick sheaf of papers which turned out to be a printout of the manual. It is also through this sheaf that I learned of the graphics adapter-adapter necessary for the flat panel display. If yours has such a card please pass on to me details of it!

Carnivorous

05 Aug 2018, 16:27

https://imgur.com/a/cAwhUHj

I got this numpad from flea market. Deskthority wiki has no entry about this type, the closest guess I managed to find was Fujitsu rubber dome with slider. wiki/Sun_Type_5

It is impossible to find a chink in the armor of this thing to disassembly and tinker around. They are much more quieter when lubed, scratchy when pressed off-center due to the 2 protruding prongs. Have anyone seen this before?

N9vem

06 Aug 2018, 08:48

Hi!
Can someone identify this keyboard/keycaps please. I'm interested in the keycaps mostly.
The keyboard look like some custom stuff but they keycaps are familiar. I saw them somewhere, not in red but in grey.
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It has a label T6093 and a serial 156/84.
I'm thinking about buying it. It's around 37 USD / 32 EUR in my local currency.
Thank you!

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Keyboard: TKI T6093
TKI - Telecommunication Research Institute, Hungary
Manufactured probably before 1989 (somewhere between 1976-2000)
Switches: RAFI RS 76 C
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Chyros

06 Aug 2018, 09:31

If I had to guess it's Siemens switches (square mount).

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Noobmaen

06 Aug 2018, 11:59

I'm pretty sure those are RAFI made keycaps, have seen them on several of their older boards like tgis one for example: https://www.ebay.com/itm/93-Rafi-keys-o ... 2635080738

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Chyros

06 Aug 2018, 12:09

Sorry, RAFI us actually what I meant too xD .

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madrobby

07 Aug 2018, 04:20

What’s this keyboard used for? terminals? If so, which ones? Love the wooden enclosure.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3863536355

N9vem

07 Aug 2018, 09:34

Chyros wrote: Sorry, RAFI us actually what I meant too xD .
Chyros, Noobmaen thank you for the quick answer!

N9vem

08 Aug 2018, 16:49

Hi!
I'm here with a new question. Today I bought a Xerox 6020 memory writer. It has foam and foil keyboard assembly made by Brother. The PCB is very similar to the Minolta KY-1 PCB I saw on the wiki. The sliders have this extra fat cross mount. The switch plate is 1 mm with circular cutouts with 2 squares on each side. The keycaps are double and triple shots. I was browsing the wiki but I don't find more info. I have déjà vu again. I saw these mounts and the pads somewhere maybe it's in the wiki. My question: is this keycap mount available on any vintage mechanical switches or its just foam and foil.
Thanks a lot again!
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Chyros

08 Aug 2018, 16:58

That system actually looks quite a bit like Brother's DOME and foil system, often nicknamed Prototopre - although the mount is different.

Maybe it would fit Honeywell/Micro Switch?

N9vem

08 Aug 2018, 18:40

Can it be something alps related? The keyboards upper part which have rubber buttons was manufactured by alps. The mount are a bit similar to the alps magnetic reed's cylindrical slider also.
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Thank you for helping me out again.

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