new KB! Beamspring

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shine

11 Mar 2020, 00:10

I'm in LOVE!!!

I just got it and i'm so excited, didn't had time to clean it.

But there this key "Pts." that has this weird color.

Now I have to look for an xwhatsit and enjoy!!

:):)
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Heikkonen

11 Mar 2020, 00:14

This is a great find shine! Im looking forward seeing this being converted and restored

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shine

11 Mar 2020, 00:27

and it's my layout: ISO-ES

I will post pictures of the process when I restore it. Maybe i will repaint it as well, who knows. The case has some chipping but no major damage apparently.

Now there's just only one more to find: ISO-ES F122 :)

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PlacaFromHell

11 Mar 2020, 01:48

NOOOOOOOOOOO, you got a stock Ñ key, and looks doubleshot. Dude, that's ILEGAL.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

11 Mar 2020, 02:18

Nice find! Lowkey jelly :lol:

Probably the best beamspring there is.

CurryInTheHouse

11 Mar 2020, 04:04

The 3278 is one of the best looking of the beamsprings imo, it's got flare to it! Awesome find!

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Chyros

11 Mar 2020, 08:11

Great find, congratulations dude! :D

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Weezer

11 Mar 2020, 14:26

Nice keyboard. Looks like there's no rust. Definitely should be restored before use because the contamination shield will get into the switches and scratch them up.

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snacksthecat
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11 Mar 2020, 18:37

Grats on the keyboard! Where did you find this is such nice condition?

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inmbolmie

11 Mar 2020, 21:12

Very nice indeed. For the conversion xwhatsit is becoming difficult to get fully assembled (is there any reliable source left?). There is also CommonSense and this thread, but the latter doesn't appear to be ready yet.

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shine

11 Mar 2020, 22:50

A random guy had one in his old company plugged in an old IBM 3270.

I already asked and he doesn't have more, lol :D
snacksthecat wrote:
11 Mar 2020, 18:37
Grats on the keyboard! Where did you find this is such nice condition?

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shine

21 Mar 2020, 23:55

Wow!! i just opened it as i have all needed tools, 15mm hole punch, foam and etc.

And look what i found! how is it possible that this is in so good shape? The foam is fluffy to the touch as almost new.

And why the switch housings are blue?
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Raumfahrer

21 Mar 2020, 23:59

very very cool!

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

22 Mar 2020, 00:20

Huh, never seen blue switch housings before.

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Invisius

22 Mar 2020, 00:25

You really lucked out with the lack of rust! I think the humidity is what eats up the foam on these, those I've seen that were stored in barns and garages were much worse off.

The blue housings are still a mystery to me- I've seen every beamspring variant with both blue and black versions. They don't seem to have any difference in weighting or smoothness, so maybe it's a production time thing. Same with angled vs flat stems.

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shine

22 Mar 2020, 00:30

it's dated on 1978
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Invisius

22 Mar 2020, 00:47

It might have been a later production thing for certain factories. This rusted 5251 from 1978 had blue housings and angled stems, while the 3278 from 1977 had black housings and angled stems.
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shine

22 Mar 2020, 00:49

Invisius wrote:
22 Mar 2020, 00:47
It might have been a later production thing for certain factories. This rusted 5251 from 1978 had blue housings and angled stems, while the 3278 from 1977 had black housings and angled stems.
nice! thanks!

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depletedvespene

22 Mar 2020, 01:31

shine wrote:
11 Mar 2020, 00:27
and it's my layout: ISO-ES
This is actually a data entry keyboard — I didn't know those existed for the Spanish language. The only differences it has with a "common" English data entry keyboard is the presence of the Ñ key (shifting the "Skip" key one place to the right) and the presence of the Pts ("peseta") symbol instead of the $ ("dollar") symbol... which is surely why your keyboard has that one key in a different color.

Also, ENVYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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