Cherry/Triumph Adler G81-1106HAU

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subcat

24 May 2017, 11:08

Latest installment in my lucky streak. $45 from a local seller.
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There were those stickers with the coloured dots on the left modifiers, I've since removed them. That explains the ugly marks on them :p

It's a striking board, and I believe the first found? I'm also very impressed by the older MY switches, they feel VASTLY superior to their more modern counterparts. Unfortunately the Cherry sticker on the back is missing, and there is instead the strange label pictured.

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fruitalgorithm

24 May 2017, 11:12

Congratulations!

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Khers

24 May 2017, 12:03

Nice! I'd pay $45 for that :D

OPIV

24 May 2017, 12:10

Really good find, someone from Kbdlab recently bought an ISO 3000 model for $1259.56 :lol:

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hansichen

24 May 2017, 13:03

Very nice find, congratulations!

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ba7777
飞不动的加林查

24 May 2017, 15:17

I would love to take it at $90.How is that sound? :evilgeek:

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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

24 May 2017, 15:51

Nice find! Congratls!

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Harshmallow

24 May 2017, 19:47

Great find and beautiful board! I love those caps. I want to steal them, even though I don't really have any Cherry boards in my daily driver rotation. I would make room for one if it had those caps though :)

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E3E

25 May 2017, 00:07

I like how those wordperfect shortcut stickers (or whatever they were) inhibited yellowing so you can actually have a glimpse of how the caps originally looked right beside the yellowed appearance.
OPIV wrote: Really good find, someone from Kbdlab recently bought an ISO 3000 model for $1259.56 :lol:
Just shows that patience can land you something that's usually very expensive for a very reasonable cost.

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

25 May 2017, 01:03

The colors of these original sets is just so much better than the modern remake. This is such a gorgeous board.

I'd say this is more along the lines of winning the lottery than a simple "lucky streak" ha.

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Harshmallow

25 May 2017, 02:26

E3E is right - if I add up all the perceived value of my portable computers (and the XT!) I've picked up locally over time, I spent about 15-25% of what they've historically sold for on Ebay..saving me damn near a thousand dollars at this point...perhaps more.

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subcat

25 May 2017, 06:16

Thanks all :) I'm very happy with it. I wasn't actively looking for something of this caliber, but since I've been keeping all my potential sources open in tabs that I refresh every so often, I've really been able to locate some nice things that would have slipped past me otherwise.

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jerue

25 May 2017, 18:14

I wonder if it's another fabled "German secret police" keyboard...
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Congrats on the amazing find!

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

25 May 2017, 19:09

Damn, I really envy you. Actively looking for that exact board since day 1.

Congratulations! Take care of it.

Edit: this + your APL unsaver… You're an endgame scraper! Looks like there's still a lot of great stuff to catch in Australia.

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subcat

26 May 2017, 02:18

jerue wrote: I wonder if it's another fabled "German secret police" keyboard...
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Congrats on the amazing find!
Thanks! Oh, some peeps in the DT telegram and I were wondering if this massive silver chunk that weighs almost as much as my HHKB is in fact the original connector, i guess this pic verifies that!

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Harshmallow

26 May 2017, 04:52

That 'AMP' connector is used on IBM 5151/5153 monitors as well...the XT system I just got has that same metal connector. I love it, it's so rugged. None of that wimpy blue plastic VGA connector, no sir!

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subcat

26 May 2017, 05:14

Just read the GH post about this supposedly being produced for the German police force, even though that makes me love the idea of it that much more I have to wonder how it ended up here on a classifieds site if that were the case.
Here's the thread for those interested: https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=70454.0
Edit: also, why not produce an ISO-DE model for the German police? So much doesn't add up.

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seebart
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26 May 2017, 08:45

subcat wrote: Just read the GH post about this supposedly being produced for the German police force...
Complete nonsense. What they do have is blind people working for them as we can see here...

(which explaines much to me :lol: ):

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subcat

26 May 2017, 14:48

I guess this is what happens when there's no documentation/history or anything behind something as obscure as this. People making their own! :D

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seebart
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26 May 2017, 14:58

subcat wrote: I guess this is what happens when there's no documentation/history or anything behind something as obscure as this. People making their own! :D
If there is any indication that any German law enforcement ever used anything like this I'd love to see that. Something like this is probably what they used:
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hansichen

26 May 2017, 15:05

I can't imagine that this should really be a police board. It seems like someone just wanted to make up a good story.
First of all it's an ansi board, why would a German police need ansi boards? Even if they would use ansi boards, why would they get such a unique and expensive board instead of a normal ansi one. If they would buy special made boards for the police it would make more sense if they would have special keys. And lastly: why would they buy blue boards instead of green ones :D

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Harshmallow

26 May 2017, 15:15

This is what the police used:
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seebart
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26 May 2017, 15:41

Harshmallow wrote: This is what the police used:
That's right! :mrgreen:

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PollandAkuma

27 May 2017, 20:52

Nice find!

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roxsteady

30 May 2017, 05:22

There were those stickers with the coloured dots on the left modifiers, I've since removed them. That explains the ugly marks on them :p

It's a striking board, and I believe the first found? I'm also very impressed by the older MY switches, they feel VASTLY superior to their more modern counterparts. Unfortunately the Cherry sticker on the back is missing, and there is instead the strange label pictured.

Very cool board!

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subcat

19 Dec 2017, 22:32

Quick dump of some more, better pictures i took a while ago after cleaning up the board.
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A glimpse of the caps' original colour, before yellowing took hold.
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