ohaimark's collection (v2)

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ohaimark
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01 May 2017, 10:46

If you want more pictures or information about certain 'boards, just ask.

I'm nearing the end of my active collecting phase. I've also sold off most of the "doubles" in my collection, as it is meant to be representative and not comprehensive. If I see something rare that can replace a keyboard in my collection I'll still pick it up, but for the most part I won't be adding or selling anything.

I still plan to convert a few of the other keyboards, such as the Panasonic KX, but some of the unconverted ones will stay that way if they don't interest me as short term daily drivers. Maybe I'll convert them if I get bored.

I'm particularly proud of my Lexmark collection, so here's a group shot. I also have a Lexmark corporate t shirt.
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Here are the individual shots...


ADDS 1010
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Just an oddball White Linear Space Invaders 'board.

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Alps MGL Glidepoint Keyboard
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Split space bar. Snipped cord. I haven't converted this because the Damped White Alps feel "meh."
Amptron KB-1101
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Amber Omron B3G-S. A shameless Model M clone.


AT&T Buckling Spring 122
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This beauty is NOS with its original box. I have photos in another topic if you want to see it from other angles.


AT&T Buckling Spring 305B
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A few scuffs, dings, and replacement keycaps. Still pretty, though.


Cherry/Tandem G80-1080HAU
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Appears unused. Caps are in great shape, less one ding on the left Ctrl key. Didn't even need to clean it.

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Dauphin/Datacomp DCK-84B
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Alps SKFR variant. New in box.
IBM 7690 Nursing Terminal Assembly
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Brown Alps. Dyesub caps. Cool hinges. Ultra-rare system.


IBM Displaywriter
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Deep cleaned. PTFE lubed. USB converted with an Xwhatsit. Retractable cable. The works.


IBM Model F AT
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Snuci sent this to me as a secret Santa gift. ANSI modded during cleaning.

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IBM Model M Silver Label
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A bit of a frankenstein. Terminal M top case, standard M guts and bottom case.
IBM Model M Industrial
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Once again, a frankenstein. It uses a Unicomp industrial case, donor guts, and a PCB badge.


JIT Keyboard
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White KPT clones. Stupidly clicky. Surprisingly nice switches.


KSI-1293
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MX Blacks. Trackpoint. NIB.


Laser IFS80-2269-1
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Appears unused. SMK 2nd. Gen. MX Mount switches.

Lexmark M122
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It's big and colorful. The blue text on the lock sticker is alluring.

Lexmark M13, Erase-Eaze
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This is a real gem. One piece caps. Had to fix a crack in the barrel frame, which wasn't a big deal with liquid solvent and carefully applied pressure. Bolt modded.

Lexmark M15
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I call it the CCP-15. Scavenged the caps from a Russian M2.


Lexmark Model M
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Bolt modded. Otherwise standard.


Lexmark SSK
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Will eventually be a lot_lizard FSSK.


Magicforce 68
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Gateron Clears and dyesub caps. O-rings. My gaming and travel keyboard.


OEMMAX MCK-101
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Token Blue Alps keyboard. Bigfoot clone. Switches are in okay condition, but not excellent.

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Omron F-300K
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Fujitsu Leaf Spring Gen. 3, NIB.
Pace VG-101
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SKBM White Alps. New without box. Came with its manual.

Panasonic KX-E8283
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Cool keyboard. Four switch types in it. Primarily Green Alps.


PLUM
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Cherry ML switches feel like vomit. This is the token ortho in my collection.

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Sperry / Univac Tenkeyless Hall Effect
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Tandy 3000
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The only easily convertible Fujitsu Leaf Spring Gen. 3 'board.


Texas Instruments 911
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The Hall Effect switches in this are absolutely ruined with grit, so it's mostly a showpiece. Beautiful caps.

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Wang MEC-101S
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KB-6251 rebrand with Green Alps clones.
XMIT Beta

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It's wearing Cherry wob doubleshots. The spoiler shows it with Tai-Hao Hawaii. I was a beta tester for XMIT's Hall Effect 'boards.
Last edited by ohaimark on 30 Jul 2017, 01:42, edited 9 times in total.

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Daniel Beardsmore

01 May 2017, 13:09

"Simplified Damped White Alps" — you mean complicated, surely?

I don't know if "vomit" ML switches are in bad condition or if you just hate them even when in good condition. I'm curious whether the "robust" type (ML1B-11JW) with the taller guide shaft are less prone to binding, as binding is the only serious fault. (They're scratchy, but that doesn't bother me.)

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Chyros

01 May 2017, 13:20

Impressive collection, noice! :D

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paecific.jr

01 May 2017, 14:39

#LifeGoals

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subcat

01 May 2017, 15:13

All so clean :shock:
If you'd have asked me what keysets i was expecting after I looked at the first few images, Tai-Hao Hawaii would not have been one of them :D

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Stabilized

01 May 2017, 16:09

Are those Leopold dye subs on the Magicforce?

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

01 May 2017, 16:26

Beautiful! With the exception of Tai Hao Hawaii that is, haha

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ohaimark
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01 May 2017, 16:31

Yep, they're Leopolds.

I also have a set of Cherry wob doubleshots that were on the XMIT board originally, but I was sent Hawaii for review. I didn't feel like changing the caps back at 4 AM.

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paecific.jr

01 May 2017, 17:34

Have you tried another, possibly better, blue alps board? You mentioned that they weren't that special on the one you have.

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ohaimark
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01 May 2017, 17:44

Yes. I had a near mint DC-3014 that I sold to a collector in South Korea for $420 + shipping.

I sold it because I felt guilty about typing on it and slowly ruining its switches, which were perfect.

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rsbseb
-Horned Rabbit-

01 May 2017, 17:48

That TI 911 is classic.

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XMIT
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01 May 2017, 18:00

I didn't know about that KSI-1293. Very nice! I may "need" to track one down myself.

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ohaimark
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01 May 2017, 18:17

The Damped Whites are complicated.

Also, I updated the XMIT Hall Effect photo with the Cherry wob doubleshots.

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PollandAkuma

02 May 2017, 20:15

Tragicforce is your travel board? You must not bring a lot on your travels then :P

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ohaimark
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02 May 2017, 20:24

I don't want to damage any of my expensive 'boards while traveling and I like light linear switches for gaming, so the Magicforce is a perfect fit. Gateron Clears are smooth and easy to replace. I also fixed the stock keycap issue with PBT dyesubs.

My laptop bag is full enough as it is, so taking along anything larger or nicer would just result in pain (both back pain and "oh crap I hurt this innocent keyboard" pain).

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XMIT
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02 May 2017, 21:26

My travel board these days is a lubed Hypersphere'd HHKB with a hasu PCB for improved power consumption. I keep it in a bubble mailer for protection. I also travel with a Logitech Marble Mouse.

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ohaimark
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02 May 2017, 21:42

Topre doesn't appeal to me, but I envy the people who like it. It seems so likeable, but it's too cushy for my tastes.

Throwing it in the bag is my M.O., so XMIT is much gentler than I am. My G502 gets the same treatment, but in a less crowded pocket.

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sth
2 girls 1 cuprubber

03 May 2017, 01:47

wowza! that Panasonic KX-E8283 is a dream.

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ohaimark
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03 May 2017, 02:04

What do you like about it in particular? Different people geek out about it for different reasons. XD

Menuhin

05 May 2017, 22:11

rsbseb wrote: That TI 911 is classic.
Second that.

What a dream collection and all look in pristine condition.

And OP's profile said he is using the gigantic IBM DisplayWriter as his main keyboard?? That design has a StarTrek look to it.

I think the TI 911 has the design look to it, EAMES era design look, which is lacking in most of the other articles in the collection.

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ohaimark
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05 May 2017, 22:54

The TI 911 is, in my opinion, the most aesthetically pleasing keyboard in my collection. The level of symmetry it exhibits really sets it apart.

Menuhin

05 May 2017, 23:09

For the photo shoot setup, I really like that you put every keyboard on the same wooden board (from a school desk. Isn't it a school desk?) - it works really well for the viewer to put into perspective about the size and dimension.

A coin won't do the work nor a mouse or mouse pad, while the whole setup monitor etc will be distracting.

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pr0ximity

05 May 2017, 23:15

Menuhin wrote: For the photo shoot setup, I really like that you put every keyboard on the same wooden board (from a school desk. Isn't it a school desk?) - it works really well for the viewer to put into perspective about the size and dimension.

A coin won't do the work nor a mouse or mouse pad, while the whole setup monitor etc will be distracting.
+1, I might need to figure out a similar setup for my own collection photoshoot.

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ohaimark
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05 May 2017, 23:19

I think it's a home-built TV tray, as it folds up.

I actually don't remember acquiring it, but it's slightly lower than other surfaces in the house so it works nicely for photographing keyboards.

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

12 May 2017, 17:55

The TI 911 is quite the looker! Shame about the switches though.
That Displaywriter is amazing though, one of the cleanest I've ever seen.

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XMIT
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12 May 2017, 19:34

I ran the key caps of that TI 911 through the ultrasonic cleaner before shipping it back off to ohaimark (we found it here in Texas in December). I can't remember if I ran the sliders and switch housings through.

I think that maybe the switches could be saved with further cleaning, and a light wet sand.

Slom

12 May 2017, 20:43

XMIT wrote: I ran the key caps of that TI 911 through the ultrasonic cleaner before shipping it back off to ohaimark (we found it here in Texas in December). I can't remember if I ran the sliders and switch housings through.

I think that maybe the switches could be saved with further cleaning, and a light wet sand.
Are these SD or SW switches?

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ohaimark
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13 May 2017, 08:01

They're SD switches.

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ohaimark
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24 Jun 2017, 08:09

Updated with Lexmark M13 Erase-Eaze (split space bar), Lexmark M122, and Pace VG-101.

joebeazelman

29 Mar 2019, 04:13

That was like watching some really hardcore porn. It was so intense, you feel sick afterwards.

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