IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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AJM

21 May 2020, 17:51

Keybug wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 13:49
AJM wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 20:33
This button is connected to the long weird feet under the keyboard. On my keyboard one of the feet wiggles, when I press it. Either something is stuck or I don't press hard enough. I'll find out, when I have the time to open and clean it.
An ingenious mechanism to lower the feet without turning over the keyboard?! Wow...
It's quite a nifty construction. Here's a video of the mechanics and 2 pictures of my cleaned keyboard:
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fohat
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22 May 2020, 01:44

Hausen wrote:
20 May 2020, 19:22

Does someone know this keyboard ? And the switches that are being used?
I think that I had a buckling spring knock-off that looked like that many years ago.

It was dramatically inferior to an IBM and caps and parts were not interchangeable..

Lekrafter

23 May 2020, 05:00

What would this one be?
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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

23 May 2020, 05:11

Silitek dome with slider

Lekrafter

23 May 2020, 05:14

And what about this one?
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RiverDax

24 May 2020, 00:22

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This is all the info I have

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PlacaFromHell

24 May 2020, 00:41

RiverDax wrote:
24 May 2020, 00:22
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This is all the info I have
Philips P2000C, but no idea about the switches.

RiverDax

24 May 2020, 01:27

Thanks, someone also help with identifying

https://www.old-computers.com/museum/co ... st=1&c=846

HC514

25 May 2020, 00:15

RiverDax wrote:
24 May 2020, 00:22
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Looks like it's related to this one.

textadventurer

25 May 2020, 14:15

Hi folks, my first post here. Picked up this keyboard. It has no logo or stickers, and I don't know what it is. It has some German keys on it (ß), and a key saying "EXTRA TEKEN" which is Dutch. The connector is of a phone cord type.

Anybody knows what this is?

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ddrfraser1

25 May 2020, 15:00

It kind of looks like an old Wyse

Findecanor

25 May 2020, 15:08

"Teken" is obviously a Dutch word. That spelling is not found in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish or German.

textadventurer

25 May 2020, 15:13

@Findecanor It indeed is! I mixed up the "EXTRA TEKEN" and "FUNK" keys in my head, so I originally wrote the key said "EXTRA FUNK". Although this would be a truly amazing key to have on a keyboard — who DOESN'T want extra funk?!

I found it in the Netherlands so indeed it most likely is. I edited my post.

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 15:33

textadventurer wrote:
25 May 2020, 14:15
Hi folks, my first post here. Picked up this keyboard. It has no logo or stickers, and I don't know what it is. It has some German keys on it (ß), and a key saying "EXTRA TEKEN" which is Dutch. The connector is of a phone cord type.

Anybody knows what this is?

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Finally one I can almost certainly identify.


This is from a Mai basic 4 terminal. I have a very, very similar model, a 4314 keyboard iirc. Anyway, it has 3rd gen FLS. Reading some documentation and stuff it seems these could also come with rubber domes.

I would bet on that being FLS3 or domes; probably domes as this doesn't have the nice PBT dye-subs mine does.

textadventurer

25 May 2020, 15:45

Thanks for the lead! I found this page which looks to have the same keyboard: https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/star ... 09903.html

I'll try to find out if it has rubber domes, but it feels like it. Definitely nothing clicky.

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 16:00

textadventurer wrote:
25 May 2020, 15:45
Thanks for the lead! I found this page which looks to have the same keyboard: https://archiwum.allegro.pl/oferta/star ... 09903.html

I'll try to find out if it has rubber domes, but it feels like it. Definitely nothing clicky.
Yeah I would stay away from this one. Not in great shape and I'd say it's VERY likely it has domes.

textadventurer

25 May 2020, 16:07

It's already in my possession :-) Maybe I can pass it to someone who could use it for parts.

kelvinhall05

25 May 2020, 16:13

textadventurer wrote:
25 May 2020, 16:07
It's already in my possession :-) Maybe I can pass it to someone who could use it for parts.
Can you not remove a keycap to check switches? haha

textadventurer

26 May 2020, 09:02

Here's a shot of a switch:

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Chyros

26 May 2020, 12:42

Yeah, thought so. Key Tronic foam and foil.

EnthusiastDude

26 May 2020, 15:18

shine wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 14:13
Hi! I just got this nasty keyboard, i bought it thinking it could be a Tulip or Monterey (based on its layout), hopefully with white or blue alps, but this has this weird orange-yellow SMK-like switches. I can't found anything in the wiki, anyone knows?

It's clicky and sounds really good.

Thanks!

ok, found it, it's a podworld
Is this one the same?
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shine

26 May 2020, 19:16

EnthusiastDude wrote:
26 May 2020, 15:18
shine wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 14:13
Hi! I just got this nasty keyboard, i bought it thinking it could be a Tulip or Monterey (based on its layout), hopefully with white or blue alps, but this has this weird orange-yellow SMK-like switches. I can't found anything in the wiki, anyone knows?

It's clicky and sounds really good.

Thanks!

ok, found it, it's a podworld
Is this one the same?
Screenshot_20200526-151635__01.jpg
yes, it's the same one (at least the exterior) what switches it has? sounds good?

EnthusiastDude

26 May 2020, 20:42

shine wrote:
26 May 2020, 19:16
EnthusiastDude wrote:
26 May 2020, 15:18
shine wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 14:13
Hi! I just got this nasty keyboard, i bought it thinking it could be a Tulip or Monterey (based on its layout), hopefully with white or blue alps, but this has this weird orange-yellow SMK-like switches. I can't found anything in the wiki, anyone knows?

It's clicky and sounds really good.

Thanks!

ok, found it, it's a podworld
Is this one the same?
Screenshot_20200526-151635__01.jpg
yes, it's the same one (at least the exterior) what switches it has? sounds good?

I'm not the owner, I thought of buying it but I think it's too expensive for what it is.

RiverDax

28 May 2020, 21:16

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No label on the back

https://imgur.com/dycmtQg

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Polecat

29 May 2020, 02:46

RiverDax wrote:
28 May 2020, 21:16


No label on the back

https://imgur.com/dycmtQg
Luggable PC, lots of variations in these. Some are Alps, others are MX, maybe someone can tell from the caps (I can't). One version here, others in older posts if you search "luggable":

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ppCircle

29 May 2020, 02:52

EnthusiastDude wrote:
26 May 2020, 15:18
shine wrote:
28 Apr 2020, 14:13
Hi! I just got this nasty keyboard, i bought it thinking it could be a Tulip or Monterey (based on its layout), hopefully with white or blue alps, but this has this weird orange-yellow SMK-like switches. I can't found anything in the wiki, anyone knows?

It's clicky and sounds really good.

Thanks!

ok, found it, it's a podworld
Is this one the same?
Screenshot_20200526-151635__01.jpg
Its Kpt like switch keyboard. I have same one.

DanishAznita

30 May 2020, 06:49

hello , anyone know this model of keyboard ?
it seems to be from 80's to early 90's judging from its square silver badge... but i have absolute no clue as i havent seen this one before.
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Felima

30 May 2020, 11:50

DanishAznita wrote:
30 May 2020, 06:49
hello , anyone know this model of keyboard ?
it seems to be from 80's to early 90's judging from its square silver badge... but i have absolute no clue as i havent seen this one before.
I've never seen an IBM keyboard like that. The stems remind me of foam and foil, do other keys have springs under them?

ntv242

30 May 2020, 12:04

Reminds me of maxi switch dws. But theybdont come in green i think.

DanishAznita

30 May 2020, 13:35

Felima wrote:
30 May 2020, 11:50
DanishAznita wrote:
30 May 2020, 06:49
hello , anyone know this model of keyboard ?
it seems to be from 80's to early 90's judging from its square silver badge... but i have absolute no clue as i havent seen this one before.
I've never seen an IBM keyboard like that. The stems remind me of foam and foil, do other keys have springs under them?
i dont know much detail about this one since i saw it in chinese used market .
The seller did mention that "springs" are in good condition and the identification label at the back is torn and impossible to read .

i will try to buy it and do further analysis

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