IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Chyros

29 Jun 2020, 11:09

Polecat wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 04:01
Just found this DFK-515, apparently there *were* Alps Datacomps with the big step on the Caps Lock key:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133413851267
Yes, absolutely! Also:

Gnho

30 Jun 2020, 22:15

Anyone has experience with this one?

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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!

BadCrab

01 Jul 2020, 01:31

What sort of switches do you all think this Panasonic Business Partner 150 uses? I can't find any info through Google/Wiki on this specific model, but the Business Partner 286 used primarily Blue Alps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Busi ... 4215411472

kelvinhall05

01 Jul 2020, 02:41

BadCrab wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 01:31
What sort of switches do you all think this Panasonic Business Partner 150 uses? I can't find any info through Google/Wiki on this specific model, but the Business Partner 286 used primarily Blue Alps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-Busi ... 4215411472
I can almost guarantee that is some sort of dome/scissor switch.

BadCrab

01 Jul 2020, 04:04

Makes sense, the caps are very short. Cheers

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Jesseg

01 Jul 2020, 04:32

Gnho wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 22:15
Anyone has experience with this one?

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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!
This looks a bit like NMB (space invader), but I could be wrong

Gnho

01 Jul 2020, 06:32

Jesseg wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 04:32
Gnho wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 22:15
Anyone has experience with this one?

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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!
This looks a bit like NMB (space invader), but I could be wrong
Interesting... I guess we will see when it arrives (from Egypt, God damnit)

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Chyros

01 Jul 2020, 07:24

I think it's KT F&F off the top of my head.

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Jesseg

01 Jul 2020, 08:33

Chyros wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 07:24
I think it's KT F&F off the top of my head.
Looking at the the big old style numbers you might be right actually..

Gnho

01 Jul 2020, 09:28

Never have an F&F. I know some people really hate it... I suppose I should start looking for an xwhatsit

Alectardy98

08 Jul 2020, 03:53

I have made two posts here and each time the bright minds in this sub have been able to find the answer to the questions I have. I wonder If you guys can get this one. This is a keyboard that I found from the movie the Matrix 1999. Do you guys know what it is?'

I really want to remake this keyboard and make this keycap set!
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Findecanor

08 Jul 2020, 04:21

Tank's keyboard in the Matrix has been ripped from (or is a replacement part for) a Macintosh PowerBook. I first read that info over on The Replica Prop Forum many years ago, but I can't find the old thread now.
(You're not the first person who have asked here) ;)

skorpionrazor

10 Jul 2020, 08:07

I've just seen this in sale. According to the seller is a Datamax At/xt keyboard model 71018 but I can't find any information about it. The whole area next to arrow keys is really weird.

Do you know what kind of switches are these?

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ppCircle

16 Jul 2020, 19:00

skorpionrazor wrote:
10 Jul 2020, 08:07
I've just seen this in sale. According to the seller is a Datamax At/xt keyboard model 71018 but I can't find any information about it. The whole area next to arrow keys is really weird.

Do you know what kind of switches are these?

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KPT like black switches for sure

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ppCircle

16 Jul 2020, 19:01

Any ideas what it can be? Arrow keys looks kinda like datacomp

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Gonsterek

16 Jul 2020, 23:48

does anyone know what switches this could be?

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Jimi14

20 Jul 2020, 19:19

Can anyone identify what switch this thing uses? It's from 1996 from what i can find and OEM is Jing Mold Electronic Technology.
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Inxie

22 Jul 2020, 15:54

Here's one to identify. Season 1 of Alf had several different monitors and keyboards on Willie's PC for some reason, but this one struck me odd because I can't identify it. It seems like a Model F with a square IBM badge on the left, but I can't tell if it's painted black or a clone. Also, it has 1 row of function keys from what I can see, and no Model F had that. (Closest would be a Battle Ship but that's two rows, and it's clear this isn't a Battle Ship).

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EDIT: Looks like it might be this, with a fake IBM badge square stuck on? wiki/File:BTC_5151_keyboard_profile.jpg

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zrrion

23 Jul 2020, 05:59

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283899188950

Does anyone know what switches this has? I've messaged the seller to try and get a pic but have not heard back.

juspek

23 Jul 2020, 11:00

Looks similar with this. I guess it is Alps SKFF
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AJM

23 Jul 2020, 20:17

Inxie wrote:
22 Jul 2020, 15:54
Here's one to identify. Season 1 of Alf had several different monitors and keyboards on Willie's PC for some reason, but this one struck me odd because I can't identify it. ....
Yes, that keyboard is certainly nothing from IBM. The monitor is a clone as well. It's neither the green 5151, nor the CGA 5153, nor the EGA 5154

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hellothere

23 Jul 2020, 23:06

Jimi14 wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 19:19
Can anyone identify what switch this thing uses? It's from 1996 from what i can find and OEM is Jing Mold Electronic Technology.
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hellothere

24 Jul 2020, 01:52

Gnho wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 06:32
Jesseg wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 04:32
Gnho wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 22:15
Anyone has experience with this one?
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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!
This looks a bit like NMB (space invader), but I could be wrong
Interesting... I guess we will see when it arrives (from Egypt, God damnit)
The stepped keys remind me an awful lot of my Tandy 1000, which has Fujitsu leaf springs. That'd be a cool pickup for $10!

I did some searching and it looks like they made a bunch of terminal keyboards. There's also this one, which has a solenoid!

xxhellfirexx

25 Jul 2020, 07:32

Jesseg wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 08:33
Chyros wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 07:24
I think it's KT F&F off the top of my head.
Looking at the the big old style numbers you might be right actually..
It is.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Harris-K ... 3481787350

keyboardn00b

25 Jul 2020, 21:15

Anyone knows this keyboard? It's a 'Commodore 5140', but I can't find any additional information online.
Edit: And what is the plug called?
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Findecanor

25 Jul 2020, 21:20

Welcome keyboardn00b! That's a BTC 5140, only with Commodore's branding. It has a 5-pin DIN plug for the PC/AT protocol. The signals are the same as PS/2, just with a bigger connector. The big plug was still quite common in the late '90s at least.

The BTC rubber domes are pretty good as rubber dome keyboards go. The smaller keycaps (those not needing stabilisers are compatible with Cherry MX-switches. I have a couple in the same series myself (not Commodore-branded)

Edit: BTW, The old Commodore company went bankrupt in 1994, and Windows keys were introduced first with Windows 95. German PC manufacturer Escom owned the Commodore brand from 1995 until 1997 when the brand was acquired by Tulip Computers. There are also Escom-branded 5140's so I would speculate that this Commodore-branded keyboard had been sold by them.
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keyboardn00b

25 Jul 2020, 21:30

Thanks!

Jimi14

02 Aug 2020, 10:40

Any idea what switches this canon board uses? Looks possible like alps,but far from an expert.
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Seller is also selling these brown alps boards, but claim they aren't working. Is it because they aren't speaking AT?
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kelvinhall05

02 Aug 2020, 16:07

The wiki shows a very similar Canon board as having white Alps, so I think it's safe to say it's probably white Alps.

I'd get the brown Alps boards regardless. Hell, if they're cheap and you're not too interested in it, I may consider buying one from you.

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Polecat

02 Aug 2020, 20:24

Jimi14 wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 10:40
Any idea what switches this canon board uses? Looks possible like alps,but far from an expert.
The Canon is a rebranded Acer. That case style was used on several ISO and ANSI models. ISO versions were KB-102A, KB-102AS, 6012, and 6312. The position of the XT/AT switch suggests it's a KB-102A or AS, which likely has blue or white Alps switches.

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