Bull trio : KBU-1971, KBU-7144 and KBU-2105

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Myoth

02 Feb 2019, 14:39

I will elaborate on the Bull chasm I've dvelved into later (this is an excuse for the lack of proper texts), for now this is just a showcase of two Bull keyboards I have :D

The KBU-1971

SKCM Cream, Alps Electric doubleshot keycaps.

I'm so sorry for the shitty picture, they were taking a moody day and I couldn't fix them as much as I wanted to by editing them, sorrrryyyyyyy >.<
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Front ! It didn't look too glorious when I got it ...
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Took the keycaps off to reveal the beauts
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Label !
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Top case removed
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Cool shot utilising the transparent logo :)
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Cleaned up and ready to go
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That logo is sooo nice ...
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:<
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Artsy shot #1
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Artsy shot #2
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How it looks at the moment, I really like that combo !
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The KBU-7144 or G80-0606

Cherry MX Black, Plate mounted.
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Front !
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Back !
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Label !
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Left side !
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Right side !
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Profile of the keycaps
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Unfortunately, the keyboard was coated in something nasty, which I can't seem to get off
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Opened up keyboard :)
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Curious cat !
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Cherry sticker
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hey, finally a happy French keyboard !!
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Last edited by Myoth on 10 Mar 2019, 16:45, edited 1 time in total.

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JP!

02 Feb 2019, 14:52

I know bull when I see it ;)

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

03 Feb 2019, 00:13

Nice, dude! Thanks for the pics!

BTW if you're gonna leave the alps bull with that SGI case I know a guy that would want the original chassis =P

Findecanor

03 Feb 2019, 00:36

Cherry 1u Caps Lock with a circular LED window?

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hansichen

03 Feb 2019, 00:57

Findecanor wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 00:36
Cherry 1u Caps Lock with a circular LED window?
It's the old "window" style. On many of these boards it's just drilled into the cap after the normal doubleshot key was made. And I think there are also ones where the whole was infilled afterwards.

Menuhin

03 Feb 2019, 13:01

The gray caps match well with the Silicon Graphics case.
How do you use the old case with the cool logo?

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Myoth

03 Feb 2019, 16:47

Findecanor wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 00:36
Cherry 1u Caps Lock with a circular LED window?
yup, talking about this, I think I lost the plastic insert since it's not here anymore, but I have no idea how it could have vanished :lol:
Menuhin wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 13:01
The gray caps match well with the Silicon Graphics case.
How do you use the old case with the cool logo?
I don't :? to be honest, AT101 are nice ... from afar, they're not my favourite board to use, they're big and chunky haha

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Myoth

10 Mar 2019, 16:44

Bit of an update, managed to snag a lot of Bull keyboards, which included the 2105 and the 1971.

The 1971 turned out to be SKCM Cream. Guess I've found a reliable source for these cuties :D

Here are all of my Bull keyboards.

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The 2105, or 0695 :

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The 2nd 1971 :

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Dingster

10 Mar 2019, 18:10

Man those are some good looking boards. Nice find!

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Chyros

10 Mar 2019, 21:19

Interesting, I hadn't seen any non-bigfoot non-RD Bull keyboards before. Nice find! :)

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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

11 Mar 2019, 03:31

Nice find! There are too much arrow keys on KBU 7144. Who can explain some keys at numpad?

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Chyros

11 Mar 2019, 08:04

quochung1989 wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 03:31
Nice find! There are too much arrow keys on KBU 7144. Who can explain some keys at numpad?
Actually it's bizarre how many arrow keys there are on the WHOLE board xD . I can see TWO backtabs, I suppose the one on the middle of the "nav" is the home key, and the left arrow on the row above that is backspace. There also appears to be a DIAGONAL shift arrow and a two-sided arrow on it; the latter maybe scroll lock or something?

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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

11 Mar 2019, 14:28

Not sure. How do you think about key which next circular windowed key?
There are 5 leds (1 green & 4 yellows). This mean there are 5 modes?

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