Got myself a budget model M!

quaker

12 Sep 2020, 14:41

They were made in UK, 1997. Not fancy but came with these sick looking numpad! Since it's a terminal model M.
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I'm cleaning the caps with hypersonic cleaner.
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It's in a solid state overall, zero rust and very clean barrels!
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I'm sort of lubricating it with superlube. Got a great result! No scrathy sound with off-centred keypress :D

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sharktastica

12 Sep 2020, 15:53

Nice! What part number is this and how much did you pay?

I believe this is an IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard. I have a P/N 1392595 (grey oval, 1987), with the same awesome numeric keypad legends that I ended up complimenting them with a Unicomp APL keycap set.

quaker

12 Sep 2020, 16:03

sharktastica wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 15:53
Nice! What part number is this and how much did you pay?

I believe this is an IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard. I have a P/N 1392595 (grey oval, 1987), with the same awesome numeric keypad legends that I ended up complimenting them with a Unicomp APL keycap set.
Mine's 1392595! Think I payed about 26 in USD.. model Ms are quite expensive in Korea

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sharktastica

12 Sep 2020, 16:21

quaker wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:03
Mine's 1392595! Think I payed about 26 in USD.. model Ms are quite expensive in Korea
Nice, this is the latest produced 1392595 I've seen! $26 USD is a good price these days - I paid £50 GBP (~$64 USD) for mine. How much does a typical Model M cost in Korea?

quaker

12 Sep 2020, 16:39

sharktastica wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:21
quaker wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:03
Mine's 1392595! Think I payed about 26 in USD.. model Ms are quite expensive in Korea
Nice, this is the latest produced 1392595 I've seen! $26 USD is a good price these days - I paid £50 GBP (~$64 USD) for mine. How much does a typical Model M cost in Korea?
Blue badge starts at 80 ish USD, 160 for sliver. Luckily seller set the price low because the connector since he couldn't find out it was working or not.

M9HM

12 Sep 2020, 18:45

Same happened to me in Spain, I got a silver oval badge one for 40€ because the lady thought the cable was deceptive, but it was a matter of her not having an active adapter.

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zrrion

12 Sep 2020, 19:05

terminal boards also seem to go for cheaper as sellers can't easily test them and they don't have locklights so some folks find them less desirable. 26 is a great price, I haven't been able to get an M at that price in forever

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hellothere

12 Sep 2020, 21:50

quaker wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:39
sharktastica wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:21
quaker wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 16:03
Mine's 1392595! Think I payed about 26 in USD.. model Ms are quite expensive in Korea
Nice, this is the latest produced 1392595 I've seen! $26 USD is a good price these days - I paid £50 GBP (~$64 USD) for mine. How much does a typical Model M cost in Korea?
Blue badge starts at 80 ish USD, 160 for sliver. Luckily seller set the price low because the connector since he couldn't find out it was working or not.
Reminder to self that I'm seriously undercharging on ebay :D.

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I'm really fond of Model Ms. I think the cheapest I've picked up one for was about $50 US (blue label; Lexmark) and it needed a lot of work.

I need to start working on a Model M 122 from 86 or 87 that I have sitting in the corner. It needs a bolt mod. I've never done one before, so I've been putting it off. It's also a terminal model, but it has much more esoteric keys than yours :D.

If you need the Alt keys, you should probably either hit ebay or post in the Marketplace. Unicomp.com has the keycaps, but shipping's expensive unless you're buying a bunch of other things. If you need a Soarer's Converter, orihalcon on ebay has some nice ones, but it looks like he's sold out. You can also make one yourself, though.

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