Cortron with ITW Magnetic Valves, Tipro (DigiPos) Keypad + more!

Aran.E99

26 Mar 2019, 14:02

Hi guys, here are some of the things I'm selling. Feel free to send reasonable offers and correct my if my prices are off :D. Ideally, I would only like to post within Europe but I am open to worldwide shipping if you're willing to pay.

For sale
Future Computers/Cortron ITW Magnetic Valve Keyboard -£75 (free postage to UK)
This is a pretty rare keyboard from what I gather. It is in great condition for its age. I cannot test it because it doesn't use a standard protocol but someone out there could possibly convert it.
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DigiPos (Tipro) POS with Cherry MX blacks and relegendable keycaps - £28 + postage
The keyboard is is nice condition and has been cleaned however about 3 or 4 caps have small cracks in the plastic tops. I currently have multiple which I am in the process of cleaning so if you want more than 1, message me and we can arrange a discount.
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*This exact one has sold however the remaining are identical*

Alphameric 142-2762 - £14 + postage.
It's a foam & foil board which I never bothered trying to convert.
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Thanks!

Sold
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Apple Extended Keyboard M0115 (Orange Alps)
The keyboard is fairly yellowed and has not been cleaned but the switches feel good and the keycaps aren't filthy. The top right appears to have been engraved. Keyboard has been tested and is working.
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Apple Extended Keyboard II with White Damped Alps, Linearised, USB modded
The broken ADB port has been swapped to the other side and a Teensy 2.0 has been installed inside with a fixed USB cable. The switches have been linearised. The plate still has signs of rust, but has been cleaned to the best of my ability.
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Walters branded LCD-286/Unitech K959 Keyboard with Vintage MX Blues
I bought this with the intention of using it as I wanted to try vintage cherry MX Blues but it really isn't my cup of tea. The keycaps appear to be Pad Printed ABS (can't confirm though likely). The PCB is dated 1988.
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IBM Model F XT
Restored (painted plate, foam replaced etc)
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Apple Extended Keyboard II (white damped Alps)
The keyboard is in its original packaging (box and plastic). The keyboard is quite clean and not that yellowed. The plate has some rust spots on but nothing major.
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Apple Desktop Bus Mouse II M2706
This mouse was included with the keyboard - I assume it was included with it. It is in fairly good condition apart from some dirt on the shell and a missing slider on the bottom.
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Tipro programmable keyboard with MX blacks x2

Did Not Sell
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Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps)
Keyboard was completely cleaned a while back but I have been using it as a daily driver so it could use with another clean. Keycaps are doubleshot ABS (two were replaced with chicony caps (left ctrl and alt) as they were missing when bought).
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I've decided to keep it because I've tried other keyboards and really enjoy the feel of this one (plus I'm too lazy to finish my Z-150 build)
Last edited by Aran.E99 on 18 Jul 2019, 10:52, edited 32 times in total.

Anakey

26 Mar 2019, 15:05

are the keycaps the keytronic mount, or like the in my military keyboard i posted in the gallery?

Aran.E99

26 Mar 2019, 15:39

If you mean square mounts, yes

Aran.E99

02 Apr 2019, 21:54

Bump - still available

Aran.E99

05 Apr 2019, 11:13

Bump - Updated the listing

Aran.E99

08 Apr 2019, 13:02

Updated some prices and added some stuff.

Aran.E99

12 Apr 2019, 20:24

bump

Fkazim

13 Apr 2019, 12:29

Wow nice job on restoring that IBM Model F XT.

Aran.E99

13 Apr 2019, 14:28

Thanks mate!

Aran.E99

17 Apr 2019, 20:50

Bump - updated prices.

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Wingklip

18 Apr 2019, 09:43

Would be interested in that XT IBM. I believe postage to Australia is somewhere on the bounds of 35 pound sterling using royal mail?

Because it's cracked and I'm unsure of the method of restoration (pls elaborate if it's been powder coated, etc), I can offer 75 pound for it as labour in restoring the keyboard would've cost much time. So that would be approx 110 pound all up. Hmu in pm's :D

Aran.E99

20 Apr 2019, 20:49

Listing updated.

Aran.E99

30 Apr 2019, 20:37

Update: free G81 is still available.

Aran.E99

01 May 2019, 14:17

New keyboard(s) added!

Aran.E99

04 May 2019, 16:14

Unitech K959 now added for sale.

Aran.E99

10 May 2019, 17:53

Unitech K959 is sold.

Excelso

11 May 2019, 02:59

I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have?

Aran.E99

11 May 2019, 16:15

Excelso wrote:
11 May 2019, 02:59
I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have?
They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)

Aran.E99

11 May 2019, 16:15

AEK II listed for sale.

Excelso

12 May 2019, 11:08

Aran.E99 wrote:
11 May 2019, 16:15
Excelso wrote:
11 May 2019, 02:59
I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have?
They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)
Ok. Thanks.

Lanrefni

12 May 2019, 11:51

Excelso wrote:
12 May 2019, 11:08
Aran.E99 wrote:
11 May 2019, 16:15
Excelso wrote:
11 May 2019, 02:59
I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have?
They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)
Ok. Thanks.
To program a Tipro over PS/2 requires a 32 bit OS,virtual machines will not work,see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18949 for the work around I found to program my rebadged Tipro.

Aran.E99

12 May 2019, 12:00

Lanrefni wrote:
12 May 2019, 11:51
Excelso wrote:
12 May 2019, 11:08
Aran.E99 wrote:
11 May 2019, 16:15


They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)
Ok. Thanks.
To program a Tipro over PS/2 requires a 32 bit OS,virtual machines will not work,see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18949 for the work around I found to program my rebadged Tipro.
Glad someone could clarify, thank you!

Excelso

12 May 2019, 12:02

Lanrefni wrote:
12 May 2019, 11:51
Excelso wrote:
12 May 2019, 11:08
Aran.E99 wrote:
11 May 2019, 16:15


They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)
Ok. Thanks.
To program a Tipro over PS/2 requires a 32 bit OS,virtual machines will not work,see viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18949 for the work around I found to program my rebadged Tipro.
Thanks for the tip. I do have several Win32 machines... but without a ps/2 port so I was thinking in something like that or even a separate partition install.

Aran.E99

12 May 2019, 15:25

Monterey K102 added.

Aran.E99

13 May 2019, 20:13

Built an ADB converter to test the AEKII and it works.

Aran.E99

14 May 2019, 17:48

K102 price reduced

Aran.E99

16 May 2019, 13:24

Bump - Apple Extended Keyboard added.

Aran.E99

19 May 2019, 22:17

Another Tipro has sold. 3 remaining (one without keycaps and in poor shape; will list last/seperately)

Aran.E99

20 May 2019, 11:20

All prices slightly lowered; throwing the G81 away in ~7 days.

Aran.E99

25 May 2019, 21:00

Cherry G81 is going in the bin in ~1 hour.

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