IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

eXeP

31 May 2020, 13:57


Lekrafter

01 Jun 2020, 22:19

Anyone knows what this is?
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wadeak78

03 Jun 2020, 03:51

I think I saw an Ebay listing for one of those a while ago where the seller pulled a keycap and it was foam and foil :(

Lekrafter

03 Jun 2020, 04:58

wadeak78 wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 03:51
I think I saw an Ebay listing for one of those a while ago where the seller pulled a keycap and it was foam and foil :(
Oh ok that's a shame since it looked like it had potential, oh well, thanks mate!

lauralouise

03 Jun 2020, 20:03

Lekrafter wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 22:19
Anyone knows what this is?

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ah i see you too are from my city. saw that on kijiji as well. i just missed out on a beautiful green-keyed vintage terminal keyboard he had a couple weeks ago...

lauralouise

03 Jun 2020, 20:10

speaking of which... does anyone know what this is? I missed out on it but am obsessed with the colors!

nvm figured it out -- it's a 1978 harris smart terminal!
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Chyros

03 Jun 2020, 21:30

Very nice find! I'd actually been looking for one of those for a long time xD .

lauralouise

04 Jun 2020, 00:52

Chyros wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 21:30
Very nice find! I'd actually been looking for one of those for a long time xD .
the Harris? someone bought it the day before I messaged the seller, so it slipped through my hands. i'll be scouring the earth for one now, I'm in love 😻😻😻

lauralouise

04 Jun 2020, 00:53

he was selling his old keyboards for $5. if i picked that thing up for $5 i would probably cry.

kelvinhall05

04 Jun 2020, 01:53

lauralouise wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 00:53
he was selling his old keyboards for $5. if i picked that thing up for $5 i would probably cry.
I know the person who got it. I am still salty because I messaged him months ago when the listing went up as there were no pics of the keyboards. I was quite rudely told that he wouldn't take pics, so I passed on the listing only for the seller to post pics later and for that other person to get it...oh well.

lauralouise

04 Jun 2020, 03:04

I know the person who got it. I am still salty because I messaged him months ago when the listing went up as there were no pics of the keyboards. I was quite rudely told that he wouldn't take pics, so I passed on the listing only for the seller to post pics later and for that other person to get it...oh well.
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ohmygawwwwd so jealoussssssss. you wanna PM me their address? if you go in on a heist with me we can take turns with the keyboard :-)

kelvinhall05

04 Jun 2020, 03:55

lauralouise wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 03:04
I know the person who got it. I am still salty because I messaged him months ago when the listing went up as there were no pics of the keyboards. I was quite rudely told that he wouldn't take pics, so I passed on the listing only for the seller to post pics later and for that other person to get it...oh well.
ohmygawwwwd so jealoussssssss. you wanna PM me their address? if you go in on a heist with me we can take turns with the keyboard :-)
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Hahahaha..no :P

lauralouise

04 Jun 2020, 05:21

well i'm glad someone snagged this beauty then. hope you get to see it all shined up and clean!

Alectardy98

04 Jun 2020, 12:15

Any info on this weird guy

https://www.ebay.es/itm/174305425886
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Felima

04 Jun 2020, 12:25

Alectardy98 wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 12:15
Any info on this weird guy

https://www.ebay.es/itm/174305425886
Trashed Olivetti dome with slider

Alectardy98

04 Jun 2020, 14:16

thank you so much! I want to restore it ! and now I can !
Does anyone know of a place where I could get the remaining parts from ? or should I just keep an eye on eBay?

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Felima

05 Jun 2020, 08:47

Alectardy98 wrote:
04 Jun 2020, 14:16
thank you so much! I want to restore it ! and now I can !
Does anyone know of a place where I could get the remaining parts from ? or should I just keep an eye on eBay?
There are quite few of keyboards with the same switches so you could harvest one, I am not sure about the keycaps though

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 13:36

Hello guys!

Does anyone of you recognise any of these keyboards ?
Are those mechanical keyboards ?

The first one is a Nixdorf Siemes keyboard, the second one is a Desko MCL 4714 keyboard.

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Thanks!

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Myoth

05 Jun 2020, 13:40

Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:36
Hello guys!

Does anyone of you recognise any of these keyboards ?
Are those mechanical keyboards ?

The first one is a Nixdorf Siemes keyboard, the second one is a Desko MCL 4714 keyboard.
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Salut ! The first one is not mechanical, and the second one might be, but I wouldn't gamble on it

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 13:44

Myoth wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:40
Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:36
Hello guys!

Does anyone of you recognise any of these keyboards ?
Are those mechanical keyboards ?

The first one is a Nixdorf Siemes keyboard, the second one is a Desko MCL 4714 keyboard.
Spoiler:
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2.
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Thanks!
Salut ! The first one is not mechanical, and the second one might be, but I wouldn't gamble on it
Bonjour !

Thank your for your prompt answer.

I suspected that the first one isn't a mechanical one but I wanted another opinion on that.
About the second one, I know that Cherry used to manufacture keyboards for Desko but I'm not sure if it's mechanical or not.

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Myoth

05 Jun 2020, 13:59

Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:44
Myoth wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:40
Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 13:36
Hello guys!

Does anyone of you recognise any of these keyboards ?
Are those mechanical keyboards ?

The first one is a Nixdorf Siemes keyboard, the second one is a Desko MCL 4714 keyboard.
Spoiler:
1.
Image

2.
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Image
Thanks!
Salut ! The first one is not mechanical, and the second one might be, but I wouldn't gamble on it
Bonjour !

Thank your for your prompt answer.

I suspected that the first one isn't a mechanical one but I wanted another opinion on that.
About the second one, I know that Cherry used to manufacture keyboards for Desko but I'm not sure if it's mechanical or not.
They indeed did, and you usually can tell from the top because MY uses those white membrane, contrary to the brown (dark essentially) pcb MX sit on.

I would say it's MX, but I'm surprised it would come with lasered caps which are cheap, when most of the time, MX comes with doubleshot caps (expensive) and MY with dye subs (cheap). Which is why I'm not sure :?

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 16:01

I'm thinking about buying it. The seller is asking for 30€.

Also, what do you think of this one ?

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John Doe

05 Jun 2020, 16:56

Quite Siemens style keycaps, 30€ still okay.

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Myoth

05 Jun 2020, 17:03

Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:01
I'm thinking about buying it. The seller is asking for 30€.

Also, what do you think of this one ?
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A geekhack thread mentions Cherry ML, but these caps are also present on Rubber domes and Siemens STB switches. So I don't really know

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 17:06

John Doe wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:56
Quite Siemens style keycaps, 30€ still okay.
30€ is the price for the Desko keyboard. Do you have an opinion on that one ?

kmnov2017

05 Jun 2020, 17:50

Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:06
John Doe wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:56
Quite Siemens style keycaps, 30€ still okay.
30€ is the price for the Desko keyboard. Do you have an opinion on that one ?
If its cherry MX black, then definitely worth it...

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OleVoip

05 Jun 2020, 18:14

Myoth wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:03
Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:01
Also, what do you think of this one ?
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A geekhack thread mentions Cherry ML, but these caps are also present on Rubber domes and Siemens STB switches. So I don't really know
I'd assume that one to have STB switches – the lasered tops speak against it, but don't rule it out, and the style of the slim caps would be different if this one had rubber domes.
Yes, you could also find Cherry ML, Sasse or even foam'n foil switches under Siemens-style caps, but only with very specific boards that look much different from that one.

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 18:45

Thank you for your detailed reply.
You seem knowledgeable about old vintage keyboards, what's your opinion about the Desko keyboard I posted earlier ?

Razerban

05 Jun 2020, 18:45

OleVoip wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 18:14
Myoth wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:03
Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:01
Also, what do you think of this one ?
Spoiler:
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A geekhack thread mentions Cherry ML, but these caps are also present on Rubber domes and Siemens STB switches. So I don't really know
I'd assume that one to have STB switches – the lasered tops speak against it, but don't rule it out, and the style of the slim caps would be different if this one had rubber domes.
Yes, you could also find Cherry ML, Sasse or even foam'n foil switches under Siemens-style caps, but only with very specific boards that look much different from that one.
Thank you for your detailed reply.
You seem knowledgeable about old vintage keyboards, what's your opinion about the Desko keyboard I posted earlier ?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

05 Jun 2020, 18:48

kmnov2017 wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:50
Razerban wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 17:06
John Doe wrote:
05 Jun 2020, 16:56
Quite Siemens style keycaps, 30€ still okay.
30€ is the price for the Desko keyboard. Do you have an opinion on that one ?
If its cherry MX black, then definitely worth it...
As it has lasered caps (recognizable by the bars on the F and J keys), it will most certainly have MY switches.

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