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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 03 Jul 2019, 22:23
by Findecanor
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.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 03:28
by Polecat
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?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 04:35
by zrrion
That is a weird board. Almost everything about it screams Focus but the case looks a lot like a wyse board?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 05:14
by Polecat
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:

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 13:33
by Wazrach
Hmm.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 07 Jul 2019, 13:58
by Wazrach
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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 07 Jul 2019, 16:58
by cli
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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 08 Jul 2019, 23:05
by Keybug
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!

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 02:06
by photekq
Looks like a G83 to me. B-profile bottom row, no scoops, I think I see a bar on F.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 09 Jul 2019, 08:45
by Keybug
You da man! Thanks.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:04
by Rezene
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.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:26
by Dingster
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:28
by Myoth
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 :(

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:30
by Rezene
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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:33
by Dingster
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 :)

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 16:37
by Rezene
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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 19:47
by Dingster
Thats a really good deal tbh. Go for it if you can.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 23:35
by Rezene
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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 23:44
by //gainsborough
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.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 23:47
by Rezene
//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?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 10 Jul 2019, 23:47
by Rezene
//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?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 00:16
by //gainsborough
I've seen boards like that come with blue alps - but it honestly could be anything. hard to see cap profile at that angle.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 05:52
by Rezene
//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

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 22:24
by ScottPaladin
Who wants to go through LGR's latest video frame by frame?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 12 Jul 2019, 23:39
by Findecanor
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.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 20:31
by ppCircle
Olivetti S20 notebook, somebody know what switches can it have?

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Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 22:45
by HC514
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?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 09:34
by Keybug
This looks somewhat complicated inside. It's from a DEC Letterwriter 100 currently on eBay UK. A known switch?

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 09:54
by Findecanor
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.

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 20:55
by cml
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