IBM SSK club!

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JP!

14 Mar 2021, 18:52

Picked up this lovely SSK designed for the IBM 6901 “Personal Typing System” PC. Better yet I got the PC, monitor and printer in working condition. :D

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stormcrash

14 Mar 2021, 19:13

Oh that's a really nice find! The Personal Typing System seems like such an odd product, a general purpose PS/2 turned into a dedicated word processor. Hope you make a thread showing the whole thing set up!

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depletedvespene

14 Mar 2021, 19:20

Congrats, JP\!!

stormcrash wrote:
14 Mar 2021, 19:13
Oh that's a really nice find! The Personal Typing System seems like such an odd product, a general purpose PS/2 turned into a dedicated word processor. Hope you make a thread showing the whole thing set up!
Back in the day, dedicated word processors sold quite a bit — some people even preferred those to general-purpose computers. To me, that's one proof that something as open-ended as a personal computer was something too broad for some people.

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zrrion

14 Mar 2021, 19:49

looks like it could stand for a little cleaning, but still a fantastic find!

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Chyros

15 Mar 2021, 12:25

Oh yeah, just remembered, I got another one of these now too!

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JP!

15 Mar 2021, 15:51

Chyros wrote:
15 Mar 2021, 12:25
Oh yeah, just remembered, I got another one of these now too!
I love that were have a OG prototype SSK and the new Unicomp prototype SSK on this thread.

headphone_jack

15 Jul 2021, 07:30

Was the prototype SSK post deleted? Can't seem to find it in the thread.

ivanthetolerable

28 Jul 2021, 13:29

Does my mini SSK count ;)
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retrofitit

29 Jul 2021, 19:02

Well since I have an SSK I can join the club.
Got it on eBay after missing the one made on my birthday (it sold for more than my max bid).
Just an ordinary SSK.
Here is a pic I snagged from the listing:
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headphone_jack

12 Sep 2021, 18:09

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My latest Facebook find. 1993 MOPAR SSK, converted into an FSSK.

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JP!

14 Sep 2021, 22:13

headphone_jack wrote:
12 Sep 2021, 18:09
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My latest Facebook find. 1993 MOPAR SSK, converted into an FSSK.
You found this on Facebook! :o That is a hell of a find.

headphone_jack

15 Sep 2021, 00:56

JP! wrote:
14 Sep 2021, 22:13
headphone_jack wrote:
12 Sep 2021, 18:09
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My latest Facebook find. 1993 MOPAR SSK, converted into an FSSK.
You found this on Facebook! :o That is a hell of a find.
Imagine what I must have felt upon seeing the listing, lol. Ended up paying ~$35 all in for it, with a listed price of $100 for the full system. Would have loved to take the full computer, but there was no realistic way to get it from small town Maine down to me in Pennsylvania.

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JP!

15 Sep 2021, 02:26

headphone_jack wrote:
15 Sep 2021, 00:56
Imagine what I must have felt upon seeing the listing, lol. Ended up paying ~$35 all in for it, with a listed price of $100 for the full system. Would have loved to take the full computer, but there was no realistic way to get it from small town Maine down to me in Pennsylvania.
Uggh...I'd probably have made a road trip out of it. Do you at least have any pictures of the rest of the system? I only ever see the keyboard. Any information would be nice (name of the Mopar diagnostic system) to help in tracking down one of these elusive beasts.

headphone_jack

15 Sep 2021, 02:49

JP! wrote:
15 Sep 2021, 02:26
headphone_jack wrote:
15 Sep 2021, 00:56
Imagine what I must have felt upon seeing the listing, lol. Ended up paying ~$35 all in for it, with a listed price of $100 for the full system. Would have loved to take the full computer, but there was no realistic way to get it from small town Maine down to me in Pennsylvania.
Uggh...I'd probably have made a road trip out of it. Do you at least have any pictures of the rest of the system? I only ever see the keyboard. Any information would be nice (name of the Mopar diagnostic system) to help in tracking down one of these elusive beasts.
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This was the only picture in the listing. If you want to see more then there's a few on ebay right now that have plenty more pictures than this one. As far as I know, the system is basically a ruggedized PS/2 crammed into a cabinet on wheels, but that's just my (admittedly poor) deductive reasoning and heresy I've heard online.

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JP!

15 Sep 2021, 03:19

headphone_jack wrote:
15 Sep 2021, 02:49
As far as I know, the system is basically a ruggedized PS/2 crammed into a cabinet on wheels, but that's just my (admittedly poor) deductive reasoning and heresy I've heard online.
Thanks for that! I think you are correct that it is essentially a PS/2 class computer. Also I spotted a couple on eBay for $6k+ :x Looks like you got quite the deal. 8-)

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