my biggest keyboard shipment receiving..

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 14:14

Hi,
As I told before I will keep reporting on this batch of keyboards I've buy from an old computer collector I met some days ago..
So here the first pics, hope they're not to crappy will try my best !
That box is 30kg weight !
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And its just full of keyboards !
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A quick overview of what is interesting within all those
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Findecanor

04 Feb 2015, 14:58

Nice haul :)
I spot two Wyse PCE Intl. terminal keyboards. One Model M, one Cherry. I wonder what the other are.

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

04 Feb 2015, 15:17

Any photos of those NIB keyboards you got from the USA? ;)

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 15:57

prdlm2009 wrote: Any photos of those NIB keyboards you got from the USA? ;)
You mean the ssk from Cindy ?

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:14

So took some pics of strangest boards of the batch..
Here they are.

Ampex

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sticker
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Caps, switches detail
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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:18

Canon

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sticker and switches/caps
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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:20

MICRO SWITCH

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Sticker and switches/caps
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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:23

PHILIPS
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Case of this one is totally metal, very heavy one
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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:25

TANDON

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:26

Unknown

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As you can see this one is Cherry mx !
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Muirium
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04 Feb 2015, 16:34

The Ampex is an NMB/Hi-Tek Space Invader board. Nicer than MX! I'm typing on another ISO one right now.

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Nice catch!

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 16:39

Time to clean all now....Will take some time for sure !

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Muirium
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04 Feb 2015, 16:48

I'm with you! I got a big haul just last week that I'm slowly working through. Caps are all done, but still most of the work to go.

andrewjoy

04 Feb 2015, 16:55

They are some nice vintage black delivery boxes , errr i mean wise boards. you have there.

Nice haul, the lettering on that philips looks interesting, as does that messed up Q cap :)

EDIT

That cannon also has my kind of space bar. Is it stiff or soft ?

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vivalarevolución
formerly prdlm2009

04 Feb 2015, 17:18

vsev wrote:
prdlm2009 wrote: Any photos of those NIB keyboards you got from the USA? ;)
You mean the ssk from Cindy ?
Yes. Great haul, by the way.

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 17:55

andrewjoy wrote: They are some nice vintage black delivery boxes , errr i mean wise boards. you have there.

Nice haul, the lettering on that philips looks interesting, as does that messed up Q cap :)

EDIT

That cannon also has my kind of space bar. Is it stiff or soft ?
very soft linears for the canon, yes I like the philips very much, despite its querty ...

andrewjoy

04 Feb 2015, 18:06

WOW and are they alps compatible on the cannon as well ? Awesome ! mistumi switches ?

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 18:51

The canon has alps switches all board

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ramnes
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04 Feb 2015, 18:54

That Tandon got Futjitsu leaf spring switches, nice. Do you like those?

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 18:56

andrewjoy wrote: WOW and are they alps compatible on the cannon as well ? Awesome ! mistumi switches ?
this is switches from canon http://deskthority.net/wiki/Alps_SKFL

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vsev

04 Feb 2015, 19:00

ramnes wrote: That Tandon got Futjitsu leaf spring switches, nice. Do you like those?
Linear, very smooth ones and that layout so AT.. Plus that's the only one mint, I mean not NIB cause no box !

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Muirium
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04 Feb 2015, 19:02

Yup. I like them, certainly look good in metal.

Coincidentally, Mr. Beardsmore sent me a handful of those and some pristine Mitsumi switches a few months ago. Perhaps Andy remembers me going on about them both?

The Mitsumis impressed me most, with their minuscule size and Topre-like swingy smooth force curve. So I got a board full from Cindy, where they're plate mounted, and this exposes their downside: they're bindy little buggers!

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seebart
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05 Feb 2015, 20:55

what an interesting batch! Nice mix of switches you got there. MicroSwitch too! Well after seeing all this I withdraw my estimation in the oracle thread! :o

jacobolus

05 Feb 2015, 21:14

Those spherical-ish Alps keycaps on the Canon board there are fun, I have a few similar sets. Seems that Euro keyboards forced them to do a bunch of engraved caps, instead of doubleshots. Makes sense, with how many different wacky layouts you folks have. :)

That numpad looks way better to type on than the IBM/“standard” layout.

I like the “abandon” keycap.

jacobolus

05 Feb 2015, 21:20

vsev wrote: PHILIPS

Case of this one is totally metal, very heavy one
HaaTa says this is ICL switches: http://deskthority.net/wiki/ICL_switch

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vsev

05 Feb 2015, 21:38

jacobolus wrote: . Seems that Euro keyboards forced them to do a bunch of engraved caps, instead of doubleshots. Makes sense, with how many different wacky layouts you folks have. :)
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Indeed they're mixed double shots and engraved ones ! engraving is quite deep .

Thanks for ICL precision ! That Philips I didn't cleaned it yet .. but switches feels linear and quite smooth.

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vsev

06 Feb 2015, 10:54

Quick update on treatment of the boards :

The Canon secret revealed !
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That backplate could be consider as a bladed weapon !

Inside view and cleaned
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The Ampex aka NMB RT-102 ?
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(still) Unknown one:
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Oh and those 2 wyse, I don't know how exactly date them, but before 90's many chances..
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seebart
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06 Feb 2015, 12:57

very nice, keep up the good (hard) work!

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Daniel Beardsmore

06 Feb 2015, 22:37

I knew there would have to be at least one more undiscovered space invader switch — one-eye yellow! Two-eye yellow is supposed to be lighter, but one-eye yellow is clearly heavier!

Plus there's that weird dark green/teal Alps SKFL that may or may not be a real switch — it seems to be there as part of the stabiliser, rather than as a switch, but even more confusingly, it looks like the LED hole of the other switch is full of hot glue or an LED or something.

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vsev

06 Feb 2015, 23:06

I'll take better shots of those and feel free to feed wiki with as I think my english is too bad to..

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