[WTB] [WTTF] IBM 3279 or rare beamer variant

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Redmaus
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13 Sep 2020, 23:50

Hi! I know this is a bit of a long shot, but I am looking to trade/buy a beamspring 3279 or 3278 or any other rare beamer that isn't 5251, 3101, or 6850.
3278 Acquired!
The 3278 is the beamspring with the curve at the top of the bezel and tray on the wrist rest:
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The 3279 looks like this with the addition of black top and multiple buttons and lights:
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Either restored or unrestored works. Please PM me if you have one.

I have paypal, and the following up for trade:
  • NIB SSK blue label
  • IBM 5251 Pristine Condition, zero rust on plate, converted via compact beamspring controller with working solenoid
  • 3278 Keyboard pristine condition with manual included
  • 3276 Keyboard restored, tribosys lubed on sliders with working solenoid and clear coat on metal case
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Pictures coming soon for trades!

Please PM me if you have one you would be willing to trade, I would be very grateful :D
Last edited by Redmaus on 20 Mar 2021, 05:25, edited 8 times in total.

headphone_jack

13 Sep 2020, 23:53

Bump, glwt!

Riptide666

14 Sep 2020, 01:13

Amazing! Good luck!

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Redmaus
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14 Sep 2020, 06:33

headphone_jack wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 23:53
Bump, glwt!
Riptide666 wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 01:13
Amazing! Good luck!
Thanks, I think I will very much need the luck :D

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Redmaus
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17 Sep 2020, 02:57

Bump

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Redmaus
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04 Oct 2020, 18:41

Bump, added details about 3278 up for trade for 3279

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Redmaus
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13 Oct 2020, 22:46

Bump

Riptide666

14 Oct 2020, 16:06

Sell me the displaywriter!!! XD

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Redmaus
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14 Oct 2020, 21:13

Riptide666 wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 16:06
Sell me the displaywriter!!! XD
Need me a 3279 first fam :roll:

Sturmtiger001

15 Oct 2020, 05:24

Bump, best of luck.

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Redmaus
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15 Oct 2020, 23:02

Sturmtiger001 wrote:
15 Oct 2020, 05:24
Bump, best of luck.
Thanks :)

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Redmaus
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22 Oct 2020, 00:08

bump

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Redmaus
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03 Nov 2020, 02:42

Bump

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Redmaus
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14 Dec 2020, 19:58

bump

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Redmaus
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28 Dec 2020, 19:01

bupm

John Doe

29 Dec 2020, 04:18

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124504855445/

So his brother isn't an option?

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Redmaus
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29 Dec 2020, 06:23

John Doe wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 04:18
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124504855445/

So his brother isn't an option?
Unfortunately no, I'm about to get a 3276 soon so I'm not looking for this variant. Really wanting the 3279 for the colored caps and the gorgeous logo, It's pretty much aesthetics I'm after. Thanks for looking out for me though :)

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Redmaus
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16 Jan 2021, 09:32

BUMP

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Redmaus
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20 Jan 2021, 08:18

bump

Riptide666

20 Jan 2021, 15:45

Bump

we'll both have one soon : )

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Redmaus
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20 Jan 2021, 19:06

Riptide666 wrote:
20 Jan 2021, 15:45
Bump

we'll both have one soon : )
amen brother :mrgreen:

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Redmaus
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26 Jan 2021, 01:45

bump

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Redmaus
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20 Mar 2021, 05:23

bump...

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Redmaus
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22 Mar 2021, 20:17

bump

John Doe

23 Mar 2021, 01:07

I heard such model has gone so far like 5k on ebay? Jesus.

Riptide666

23 Mar 2021, 01:11

The one in your pic is missing the IBM badge: )

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Redmaus
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29 Mar 2021, 05:39

John Doe wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 01:07
I heard such model has gone so far like 5k on ebay? Jesus.
Well there was no actual sold listing proof, so I wouldn't consider it accurate info.
Riptide666 wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 01:11
The one in your pic is missing the IBM badge: )
Yeah I know, pic there is just to get the general idea. the one I'm looking for has the badge of course :)

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Redmaus
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24 Jun 2021, 21:58

The search continues... :cry:

jmaynard

26 Jun 2021, 13:44

Redmaus wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 23:50
Hi! I know this is a bit of a long shot, but I am looking to trade/buy a beamspring 3279 or 3278 or any other rare beamer that isn't 5251, 3101, or 6850.
The 3279 looks like this with the addition of black top and multiple buttons and lights:
ibm-keyboard-3278-model-2a-very-rare-beam-spring-3279.jpg
Either restored or unrestored works. Please PM me if you have one.
Actually, as the filename shows, this isn't a regular 3279, but a 3278 model 2A. And yes, it's probably rarer. The regular 3279 used a 3278 keyboard (possibly with a couple of different key legends). The 3278-2A was the system console for the 4331 and 4341 mainframes. The buttons and lights at the top are for powering the system on and off, and IMLing it (doing an initial microcode load, basically resetting and reloading everything that made the computer know how to be an IBM mainframe).

The Wikipedia picture of a 3279 in the 3270 article is actually not a regular 3279, but a 3279 model 2C, which was the console version. If you look, the buttons and lights and keys are slightly different from the 3278-2A. I think the 3279-2C was used with the 4361 and 4381, but it's been far too long since I saw one of those machines to know for sure.

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raoulduke-esq

26 Jun 2021, 15:29

Great knowledge! Fee like editing the DT wiki? I have the 3279 that looks like a 3278 with keys for the colors that became available on the color display station. The booklet says it’s a 3279. It’s a 3279. Folks associate 9 with lit buttons on top only.

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