Damonskv's collection

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Damonskv

31 Dec 2020, 15:53

By the end of 2020, I decided to sum up the results of many years in the community and post photos of my collection.

Happy New year, friends.

Canon Acer kb101a with Dell at101 caps ALPS SKCM Blue
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Magnavox Videowriter USB and NKRO converted ALPS SKCM Brown
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NCR Cherry g80-0577H Cherry MX Blacks
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Commodore Amiga 2000 Cherry g80-0904 Cherry MX Blacks
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JUSTSYSTEMS x Realforce 108UW HiPro Topre
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Wang 724 725-3770-US ALPS SKCM Orange
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Hatsucoh Electronics HEKB01 Topre
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Goupil Cherry g81-3061HAF Cherry MY
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Custom HHKB BT Sony BKE domes, Purple Sliders, Caps from various HiPro keyboads Topre
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ASCII ASkeyboard Sono1 USB Converted, switches(SKCL Greens) replaced with SKCM Browns, Sono2 dummy matrix board working with Sono1 controller, switches(SKCL Yellows) replaced with SKCM Ambers
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IBM Industrial SSK Mopar version, alphas replaced with OG APL set from M122
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ALPS AX Bull kbu-1971 ALPS SKCM Undamped Creams
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Cooler Master Novatouch Sony BKE Domes, GMK Dualshot Topre
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Nixdorf Cherry g80-0942H Cherry MX Blacks
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Datahand II Personal
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Kinesis Model 100 Cherry MX Browns
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IBM 3278 APL Beamsprings
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IBM 4704 F50 Capacitive buckling springs
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Triumph Adler Cherry g81-1106HAU Cherry MY
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AEG Olympia Cherry g81-3015HAR Cherry MY
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Goupil Cherry g81-1236HCR
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Cherry g80-2100HAO Cherry MX Blacks
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IBM 3278 a2
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DCA IRMAkey/3270 Cherry g80-0989 Cherry MX Clicky whites
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IBM 5576-003 Brother buckling springs
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Cherry g80-2000HAD Cherry MX Blacks
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Nissho kb106de Topre
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Cherry g80-5000HAAGB(alphas replaced with 1000HAR) + 5700HAAUS Cherry MX Browns
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KBDmania KMAC 1 WKL, OG NCR PBT, JWK Tangerines v2
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NEC PC-9001-98-S2 M-type ALPS SKCL Yellows
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Cherry g80-1000HAR Cherry MX Blacks
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ESA-3000-HASRO Cherry MX Blacks
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NEC PWP-1000 M-type Early Futaba MA
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Leading Edge dc-3014 switches replaced with ALPS SKCM Ambers
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Leading Edge dc-3014 ALPS SKCM Blues
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IBM Unsaver, caps from APL F122, Capacitive Buckling Springs
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IBM 3290-1 Numpad Capacitive Buckling Springs
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Symbolics 365407 Hi-Tek 725
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IBM Multistation 4773178 ALPS SKCL Greens
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IBM Multistation 64x9110 ALPS SKCM Undamped Creams
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KBDmania KMAC 1.2, OG PBT SAV, Holy Pandas
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KBDmania KPAD, OG PBT, Ergo Clears
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90% complete Cherry g80-2100HAD restoration project, Cherry MX Blacks, special thanks to @ball00n, @Tias, @pngu @AlexUn97, @subcat for your help in finding the caps
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Zenith ZKB-2, switches replaced with SKCL Browns, caps replaced with PBT from Zenith 163-73
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Cherry g80-3700HAAUS Cherry MX Blacks
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Xerox Docutech JD-2 ALPS SKCM Green bamboo
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Commodore PC-5 Cherry g80-0530 Cherry MX Blacks
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Honeywell BTRM 121C-001
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Custom Realforce: Realforce 86u + 89u + purple sliders + Sony BKE domes, Topre
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Edit 19.01.2021:
Juki Celavi fk211 jis + Juki Datum fk202 Topre
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Last edited by Damonskv on 19 Jan 2021, 11:29, edited 3 times in total.

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JP!

31 Dec 2020, 16:11

:shock: :o 8-)

CallmeJohn

31 Dec 2020, 16:26

I'll take your entire stock.

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Myoth

31 Dec 2020, 16:56

in absolute awe over your collection, there's not a single niche you've not tapped into and got the best out of. it's all so tasteful

10/10 dedication

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mcmaxmcmc

31 Dec 2020, 17:12

No words can express how awed I am with this collection...

Most people can only merely dream to have the collection you've shown today, muss less even getting one of these keyboards.

Just amazing. Cheers for a better next year!

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digital_matthew

31 Dec 2020, 17:13

Finest collection I've ever seen.

John Doe

31 Dec 2020, 18:14

3278 and Unsaver with APL caps both? God bless.

Happy new year.

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kekstee

31 Dec 2020, 18:34

10/10, finest in IBM Cherry and Topre collection.

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Dingster

31 Dec 2020, 18:46

Might be one of the top collections on DT, incredible. Awesome photography skills too! Let's hope 2021 is at least half as good as this post :D

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

31 Dec 2020, 21:35

Dang those APL IBM are to die for! Very impressive sir, glad to see you enjoying that Irmakey!

All encapsulating, IBM, alps, and Cherry all the best of which are seen in your collection.

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Tias

31 Dec 2020, 21:41

Amazing. The immense variety of rare, neat and interesting boards in your collection is truly amazing. There is a piece of everything thats interesting about keyboards in your collection, everything from classic and rare vintage boards all the way up old custom boards. The fact that most, if not all, have been restored, modified or built in some way shows the amount of dedication put into this collection.

A truly incredible collection.

Jacobalbertus1

31 Dec 2020, 21:43

My god that's alot of cool stuff iv only had 1 thing before in this collection and that was a docutech I dont anymore

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Muramasa

31 Dec 2020, 22:04

You just one-upped my Mopar SSK :D Need to get some APL caps for my one, looks fantastic. What an unbelievable collection!

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E TwentyNine

31 Dec 2020, 22:20

Nice collection.

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hellothere

31 Dec 2020, 23:57

Great collection and pics. Thanks very much for sharing. ... And giving me ideas on what to buy ...

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Chyros

01 Jan 2021, 02:57

Jesus Christ mate, that's a fucking AAA-grade collection! :D It's just one superb piece after another!

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E3E

01 Jan 2021, 04:44

I don't post much these days, but I had to for this.

Phenomenal, just phenomenal. Excellent work on collecting so many striking pieces over the years, damon.

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Muramasa

01 Jan 2021, 05:34

E3E wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 04:44
I don't post much these days, but I had to for this.

Phenomenal, just phenomenal. Excellent work on collecting so many striking pieces over the years, damon.
Grats on the 1000th post! :D

heymark

01 Jan 2021, 06:00

every board is hard-won,congrats.

dkrikun0

01 Jan 2021, 11:34

Oh my.. Just starting to think about thinking about how much your collection is worth hurts.
This is the most comprehensive, high fidelity vintage collection I've ever seen.

mr_a500

01 Jan 2021, 17:38

This collection is incomplete! Where's the Micro Switch SW? Where's the ITW magnetic valve? Where's the Teletype Model 40? Where are the reed switches?

Otherwise, the collection is OK... I guess. :P

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chip chop

01 Jan 2021, 18:10

Great collection, thanks for taking the time to share it with us all, I especially like the unique background for each photo :D

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

01 Jan 2021, 19:06

mr_a500 wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 17:38
This collection is incomplete! Where's the Micro Switch SW? Where's the ITW magnetic valve? Where's the Teletype Model 40? Where are the reed switches?

Otherwise, the collection is OK... I guess. :P
This man trying to bankrupt damonkv :lol:

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Damonskv

01 Jan 2021, 19:17

Redmaus wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 19:06
mr_a500 wrote:
01 Jan 2021, 17:38
This collection is incomplete! Where's the Micro Switch SW? Where's the ITW magnetic valve? Where's the Teletype Model 40? Where are the reed switches?

Otherwise, the collection is OK... I guess.б :P
This man trying to bankrupt damonkv :lol:
In fact, a very important criterion for me is the possibility of conversion, so far I have not been able to do anything even with SD in Honeywell, so even more exotic things do not particularly attract me rn

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

02 Jan 2021, 14:13

The collection of the Beast. :evilgeek:

We already discussed it but it's really funny to see how similar our tastes are and how many of these boards I have or had at some point. I personally ended up re-focusing my collection almost exclusively on modern things a few years back (apart from keycap sets), but I still love the diversity of what you are showing us here.

All-in-one picture much needed!

orihalcon

02 Jan 2021, 16:30

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Goes without saying that this is an iconic collection! Each keyboard here likely would require exponentially more funds, time searching, and luck to acquire these days with how much the vintage keyboarding community has expanded. Many keyboard enthusiasts get burnt out quickly or regret having sold (or failed to buy) boards like those that are in your collection.
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photekq
Cherry Picker

02 Jan 2021, 18:02

I'm sure you already know how I feel about this collection, but bloody hell..

Every board is a true gem, there's not a single dud. True consistency in quality, while being so diverse in scope; this isn't just a regular collection, it's curated expertly. It almost makes me regret having such an intense focus on Cherry. Almost..

Can't wait to see how it'll grow in the future.

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chimp

02 Jan 2021, 18:14

What can I say that hasn't already been said, brilliantly accomplished collection here mate. Also really digging the aesthetic choices for the backgrounds, you have a good eye.

Delirious

02 Jan 2021, 19:02

Fucking hell!!!

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

02 Jan 2021, 19:09

Beyond impressive. This is an award winning level collection.

Give this man a wingnut!

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