Gotta catch em all?

Parak

21 Sep 2014, 00:27

At some point I even told to myself that I'm not going to collect keyboards... no space, kinda expensive, etc. Well, that didn't go so well. :oops:

Collecting itself on the other hand, did go fairly well at least in this case..

Image4704s by parakie, on Flickr

Perhaps the first photo of the set after literally decades? :lol:

Although perhaps I should have gone with an all original 62 key for the photo..

andrewjoy

21 Sep 2014, 00:32

that is amazing you lucky person you

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Muirium
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21 Sep 2014, 00:40

The 77 is growing on me. The Kishsaver TKL.

andrewjoy

21 Sep 2014, 00:43

it is on me as well but then i look at that 62 and go all wobbly at the knees :)

sleepy916

21 Sep 2014, 00:51

Nobody likes a showoff. :|

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Muirium
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21 Sep 2014, 00:59

I wouldn't be too sure about that! (Sometimes they sell…)

quantalume

21 Sep 2014, 01:52

Nice collection. The 77 and 107 beg for a proper mapping of the 3X5 matrix. I've been thinking about this for a couple of months but haven't found a layout I'm completely happy with. Here are three variants I've been toying with:
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Insert and Delete are intentionally missing as I've moved them to the key above Enter (Insert with a shift or Fn), although they could be placed in their traditional positions at the top left of the middle layout.

The cursor cross in the left layout is in harmony with the XT, AT and 122 boards, though the 122 boards need to have the Home/End/PgUp/PgDn relocated to where they are in the middle layout. The F-key layout on the right is also in harmony with certain IBM terminal boards, and it predisposes itself to supporting F13-F24 with a function key, which I use a lot on my Linux boxes. Also, the navigation keys are mostly redundant for me as I have them mapped on a function layer on the main section of the keyboard. Still, it's nice to have dedicated keys for one-handed navigation of documents.

Thoughts? What would you do with the other, unassigned keys? Here is the layout if you want to mess with it:
http://www.keyboard-layout-editor.com/# ... 4ba8693510
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pyrelink

21 Sep 2014, 02:07

Now all you are missing is the 4704 Banking System itself! Beautiful collection.

Spotty1125

22 Sep 2014, 02:42

And then I'm here with my logitech K120 and Unicomp Ultra Classic 104. Sigh

The_Beast

22 Sep 2014, 06:34

So jelly. I have the 107 and the tinsaver with a 50 key in the mail right now. I just need that 77 key....

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kishy

22 Sep 2014, 23:58

pyrelink wrote: Now all you are missing is the 4704 Banking System itself! Beautiful collection.
Not terribly exciting, but here it is...
IBM 4704 with 50-key keyboard
IBM 4704 with 50-key keyboard
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IBM 4704 with 62-key keyboard
IBM 4704 with 62-key keyboard
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IBM 4704 with 107-key keyboard
IBM 4704 with 107-key keyboard
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I do apologize for those watermarks, I was trying to bulk mark a very large number of pics and didn't realize how big it was at the time.

I believe I offered one of my two to Parak, he declined, I suspect he doesn't give two flying burritos what happens to them, only the keyboards :)

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Nuum

23 Sep 2014, 01:15

That 107-key looks so big against this tiny screen! Even the Kishsaver is big in comparison to that.

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mashby

27 Sep 2014, 17:37

Really nice collection Parak. Impressive!

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

07 Feb 2015, 02:18

kishy wrote:
pyrelink wrote: Now all you are missing is the 4704 Banking System itself! Beautiful collection.
Not terribly exciting, but here it is...
4704combo_50k.jpg
4704combo_62k.jpg
4704combo_107k.jpg
I do apologize for those watermarks, I was trying to bulk mark a very large number of pics and didn't realize how big it was at the time.

I believe I offered one of my two to Parak, he declined, I suspect he doesn't give two flying burritos what happens to them, only the keyboards :)
Do you have a website? I think I saw it somewhere...

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vsev

07 Feb 2015, 02:23

Amazing collection indeed !
Think about it as some kind of graal for myself.. long way to come to I know though !

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