Keyboard Haul - Type Setting Shop Episode #1

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JP!

18 Jun 2018, 21:08

I'm pretty stoked. I just picked up a huge load of equipment from an old family owned type setting shop, all in for $125! As you can see many of these keyboards have unique legends which went with old computer systems used with phototypesetting machines.
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Pictures of the haul:
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Working Kaypro 1 with original disks and brand new dot matrix printer.
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The stuff I didn't buy / buy yet:
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Really old school.
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This needs rescued before it gets scrapped...
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Where Kaypro's go to die :(
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More Pictures:
https://imgur.com/a/ERqGSqH
https://imgur.com/a/Q7BHHmd
Last edited by JP! on 19 Jun 2018, 20:39, edited 8 times in total.

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ScottPaladin

18 Jun 2018, 21:14

That Intelligent Scanning System 4000 board is freaking sweet. Lovely legends, weird labeled LEDs, and SKCC Alps.

I'm curious about that ADDs/NCR board. I've seen some with Omrons and Fujistus. Don't know about their protocol or anything though.

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JP!

18 Jun 2018, 21:20

ScottPaladin wrote: That Intelligent Scanning System 4000 board is freaking sweet. Lovely legends, weird labeled LEDs, and SKCC Alps.
The switches feel great on both boards! I almost missed them. They were under shrink wrap with the entire machine which was going to be scrapped.
ScottPaladin wrote: I'm curious about that ADDs/NCR board. I've seen some with Omrons and Fujistus. Don't know about their protocol or anything though.
It has White / Linear Space Invader switches
wiki/Hi-Tek_Series_725

green-squid

18 Jun 2018, 21:45

Holy cow! Such great finds! Love the kaypro computer, and it works too! 8-)

But the state of that shop looks very very sad. I would love to grab a selectric typewriter from there. Those bigger machines need to go to a museum so that they don't end up in a landfill.

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digital_matthew

18 Jun 2018, 22:15

What kind of switches are in the FK2001?

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zrrion

18 Jun 2018, 22:23

These continue to be supercool! These boards have heaps of charm and its great that they didn't go to a landfill but are being enjoyed.

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JP!

18 Jun 2018, 22:39

digital_matthew wrote: What kind of switches are in the FK2001?
I think they are white Alps or clones. They feel like craps but hey I get some nice keys out of the deal.

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Chyros

19 Jun 2018, 10:19

I want to be there, everything looks amazing :D .

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Bass

19 Jun 2018, 11:21

So many selectrics :o I actually saw around that many at a recycling center I went to somewhat recently but didn't take any. Are you planning to buy them all?

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Ir0n

19 Jun 2018, 13:47

and damn a whole kaypro 1.. does it work?
Let me know if you want to off some of that kaypro stuff... ;X

That`s a bad ass find man

Engicoder

19 Jun 2018, 15:17

Nice find. The Miles 33 board looks like it has Devlin caps.

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JP!

19 Jun 2018, 20:48

Ir0n wrote: and damn a whole kaypro 1.. does it work?
Let me know if you want to off some of that kaypro stuff... ;X

That`s a bad ass find man
It worked when we powered it up yesterday :D There were some other units around / parts I didn't grab while I was there including 10 more dot matrix printers new in box. There was so much more though that was gone before I got there.
Engicoder wrote: Nice find. The Miles 33 board looks like it has Devlin caps.
You might be right. They are engraved and filled in.

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JP!

19 Jun 2018, 20:52

Bass wrote: So many selectrics :o I actually saw around that many at a recycling center I went to somewhat recently but didn't take any. Are you planning to buy them all?
No way I could store that many. I am thinking about maybe getting 1 or 2. I asked a local friend if he would rescue them but he already had 20 typewriters :lol:

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DeChief

20 Jun 2018, 02:58

Sparcservers! And that Compuscan (terminal?)! You have to go back! :P

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UncleFan

20 Jun 2018, 07:15

Awesome!is there any keyboards using cherry switches?

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JP!

20 Jun 2018, 14:46

UncleFan wrote: Awesome!is there any keyboards using cherry switches?
Not a single Cherry around. I pulled the keycaps of everything I found including the pile of keebs I left behind.
DeChief wrote: Sparcservers! And that Compuscan (terminal?)! You have to go back! :P
The CompuScan went with some kind of phototypesetting machine so not a terminal but neat looking. I would like to see some of this stuff not go to scrap though so I will ask around if anyone local might be interested in some of this stuff.

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Blaise170
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20 Jun 2018, 14:52

Looks like almost everything there is Keytronic foam and foil. A bit disappointing but at least they aren't rubber domes I guess.

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pyrelink

20 Jun 2018, 17:05

Any chance you could pop a keycap off of that TI Silent 700? I don't think it is but the keycaps remind me a lot of ones used on Clare-Pendar boards.

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JP!

20 Jun 2018, 17:34

pyrelink wrote: Any chance you could pop a keycap off of that TI Silent 700? I don't think it is but the keycaps remind me a lot of ones used on Clare-Pendar boards.
Not right away I'm afraid. I have the bulk of this stored away at my dads place since I didn't have room for it all in my apartment.

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Mattr567

20 Jun 2018, 19:18

ScottPaladin wrote: That Intelligent Scanning System 4000 board is freaking sweet. Lovely legends, weird labeled LEDs, and SKCC Alps.
I have one and its really cool. Using its caps on my TKL Pingmaster

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Tha_Pig

27 Jun 2018, 07:08

Wow! It's like the Tutankhamun's tomb of keyboards!

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JP!

27 Jun 2018, 14:43

Tha_Pig wrote: Wow! It's like the Tutankhamun's tomb of keyboards!
I guess I am a grave robber :lol:

andrewjoy

27 Jun 2018, 18:21

Mattr567 wrote:
ScottPaladin wrote: That Intelligent Scanning System 4000 board is freaking sweet. Lovely legends, weird labeled LEDs, and SKCC Alps.
I have one and its really cool. Using its caps on my TKL Pingmaster

That means that you no longer need your re-legible caps right ? And can sell them to me for a reasonable fee :P

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