Univac Sperry Rand Model f1308-00

mistermarc

28 Apr 2017, 20:17

Hello , just wanted to post about this keyboard I have which I can't find much information on, if you know anything it would be appreciated.
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mistermarc

28 Apr 2017, 21:12

I guess here is a little info, seems like it is same as the f1355-00 that was posted on awhile ago but this is 50 char per second instead of 30, to be used with DCT500 or DCT1000.
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Invisius

29 Apr 2017, 03:52

I don't have any other info to add, but this one looks to be in great shape! I really like the intact toggle switches, gives it that 60s radio equipment feel.

How are those magnetic switches to type on?

mistermarc

29 Apr 2017, 06:50

I'm certainly no expert in vintage keyboards, but I really like the feel of these keys, smooth long throws and very nice clicky sound. Yes does remind me of old radio equipment a bit too, thats actually how I found it, looking through old radio stuff at an estate sale.

mistermarc

29 Apr 2017, 19:56

Some folks have requested a video of this unit being typed on, enjoy.

https://youtu.be/lBITJqCNDTg

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ohaimark
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30 Apr 2017, 01:12

That's a glorious abomination. Louder than non electric typewriters, though selectrics might still have it beat.

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Invisius

30 Apr 2017, 04:16

Really crisp sounding, must feel like a dream to type on. I'd be doing everything I could to hack up a converter for this!

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paecific.jr

03 May 2017, 15:24

The sound is so consistent! The spacebar sounds like any other key.


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seebart
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07 May 2017, 07:55

This is the type of awesome keyboard that shows up when I'm gone one week! Very impressive mistermarc! Like REVENGE posted HaaTa's Univac F-1355-00 is similair to yours.

mistermarc

22 May 2017, 05:00

Thank you for the replies, if anybody is interested in this keyboard I have placed the item on ebay, thanks.

Marc

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XMIT
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22 May 2017, 17:00

eBay?! :cry:

A bunch of folks here - myself included - would gladly buy this board from you today. PM me if you want to make a deal.

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rsbseb
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22 May 2017, 17:04

I've already thrown a bid on Ebay and am interested to see where it goes. This is a bucket list keyboard for me.

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j0d1

22 May 2017, 17:33


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22 May 2017, 22:10

rsbseb wrote: I've already thrown a bid on Ebay and am interested to see where it goes. This is a bucket list keyboard for me.
Yeah, I won't bid, then. Good luck, hope you get it.

codemonkeymike

22 May 2017, 22:19

Ebay Hot-tip, don't bid till the last day and if you can hold off bidding till the last minutes. It's a psychological thing with other buyers, and you can generally pick things up a little cheaper. (and yes i know how ebay bidding works i buy stuff on there all the time)

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seebart
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22 May 2017, 22:21

That Univac is really a piece of keyboard history like my old Micro Switch but more famous. I know this one will go to a collectors home.

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rsbseb
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23 May 2017, 02:31

codemonkeymike wrote: Ebay Hot-tip, don't bid till the last day and if you can hold off bidding till the last minutes. It's a psychological thing with other buyers, and you can generally pick things up a little cheaper. (and yes i know how ebay bidding works i buy stuff on there all the time)
On ebay auctions I'm interested in I usually start with a low ball bid. When the auction gets close to ending I get a notification and I do a little research for new listings and do a gut check on bad I really want it. Sometimes the auction will close with no other bids and I pick the item up cheap anyways.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

23 May 2017, 02:45

mistermarc wrote: Thank you for the replies, if anybody is interested in this keyboard I have placed the item on ebay, thanks.
I might be interested if it was available to Canada.

mr_a500

10 Jun 2017, 11:13

I saw this too and would have bid if it was available to Canada.

I'm surprised b***a didn't show up. Who got this then?

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j0d1

10 Jun 2017, 15:57

Oh it was available in Canada. I contacted mistermac and he was willing to ship to Canada.

mr_a500

10 Jun 2017, 16:12

You must have contacted him by PM here because he wasn't accepting messages on eBay. I actually tried a bid, but eBay refused to allow me, saying the item couldn't be shipped to Canada.

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