Great/Interesting Finds

MMcM

20 Jun 2021, 01:57

John Doe wrote:
08 Jun 2021, 07:31
hellothere wrote:
07 Jun 2021, 20:59
6-pin DIN screams Fujitsu Leaf Springs 3rd Gen to me. It's a pretty KB.
It's gone. Hope buyer could bring it here to confirm something.
This KI-105NE seems to be Cream Alps.
Sony-KI-105NE-broken-switch.jpg
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That's from a quick look at a broken switch, maybe from shipping.

Getting it open to see what's up with the DIN-6 turns out not to be trivial, either, because it's got some kind of sticky tape / contact cement holding it together as well as screws.
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MMcM

20 Jun 2021, 02:08

hellothere wrote:
30 May 2021, 18:30
Both sold.

Regarding possible blue Alps, if the wiki ever mentions that it's possible that there was a different key switch used in the KB you're looking at, that means the KB you're looking at (probably) has the least valuable switch :)
Neither that nor a pay day. This one's the third possibility: Futaba clicky.

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raoulduke-esq

20 Jun 2021, 19:22

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Original-IBM-M ... 4039410215

For $2222.22 I would want the clear caps for the relegendables to be included but at least there’s free shipping!

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fohat
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20 Jun 2021, 21:30

Orihalcon is the guru of the 4704 107-key variant. I am sure that he has been deluged with requests for them for several years.

My guess is that he has supplied the majority of the ones owned by members of this forum.

cloudhax

21 Jun 2021, 00:18

fohat wrote:
20 Jun 2021, 21:30
Orihalcon is the guru of the 4704 107-key variant. I am sure that he has been deluged with requests for them for several years.

My guess is that he has supplied the majority of the ones owned by members of this forum.
he's certainly where I got mine, and what a beauty it is. While I paid much less it would take more than $2222 to buy it from me today. If this bit from the auction is legit about being fewer than 200 remaining then it even seems under-priced, compared to the (in comparison) more common beamsprings which can go for more

John Doe

21 Jun 2021, 05:20

MMcM wrote:
20 Jun 2021, 01:57
This KI-105NE seems to be Cream Alps.
Sony-KI-105NE-broken-switch.jpg

Getting it open to see what's up with the DIN-6 turns out not to be trivial, either, because it's got some kind of sticky tape / contact cement holding it together as well as screws.
Thanks for clarification. It's a nice keyboard for any way, glad to see you got it.

nearsky

21 Jun 2021, 22:18

This seller has a couple of Burroughs machines. Both hall effect? I particularly like the 2nd smaller keyboard.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265196586521

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265203659002

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hellothere

21 Jun 2021, 23:03

Weezer wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 22:23
nearsky wrote:
17 Jun 2021, 21:54
IBM MAG CARD II / Model 6616: https://www.ebay.com/itm/234045002920

An utter behemoth in person.
Very cool, but I think it is only the size of a regular full sized Selectric II
Finally. A machine I used for work, back in the day. This means I've gotten really, really old.

These were cool. Here's a video and you can see the relative sizes.

Slom

22 Jun 2021, 08:39

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283725751989?h ... Sw~EReCC3v

1PC used DOLCH portable industrial computer keyboard with NOT cherry switches

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Bjerrk

22 Jun 2021, 08:42

Slom wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 08:39
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283725751989?h ... Sw~EReCC3v

1PC used DOLCH portable industrial computer keyboard

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Ah, I see it's one of the rarer models with the inverted layout.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

22 Jun 2021, 09:06

Slom wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 08:39
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283725751989?h ... Sw~EReCC3v

1PC used DOLCH portable industrial computer keyboard

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Keycaps do not look Cherry, as opposed to this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194176317122
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fohat
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22 Jun 2021, 14:57

Bjerrk wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 08:42

I see it's one of the rarer models with the inverted layout.
Built for the Australian market.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

22 Jun 2021, 22:09

This is no doubt not a great find, but it is nevertheless an interesting find:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304037536469

Read my thread "How an eBay seller was ripped off by a crook" posted in another DT section:
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=25974

Slom

22 Jun 2021, 22:31

kbdfr wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 09:06
Slom wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 08:39
https://www.ebay.com/itm/283725751989?h ... Sw~EReCC3v

1PC used DOLCH portable industrial computer keyboard
Keycaps do not look Cherry, as opposed to this:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/194176317122
Not so great then, I guess. The price for the cherry one is insane :/

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NOS Micro Switch Switches
https://www.ebay.com/itm/203265756783

John Doe

23 Jun 2021, 02:45

kbdfr wrote:
22 Jun 2021, 22:09
This is no doubt not a great find, but it is nevertheless an interesting find:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/304037536469

Read my thread "How an eBay seller was ripped off by a crook" posted in another DT section:
viewtopic.php?f=67&t=25974
Seller's description reminds me of this thread.
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25027&p=476176&hilit=Fraud#p476176

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zrrion

23 Jun 2021, 02:59

That honestly sounds like it might be the seller

kelvinhall05

23 Jun 2021, 03:00

zrrion wrote:
23 Jun 2021, 02:59
That honestly sounds like it might be the seller
It is, the ebay listing concludes with "Bill", OP of that thread has Bill in their name, and both the ebay seller and OP are in Colorado.

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ekeppel

24 Jun 2021, 01:26

Northgate PC with Tandy RGB monitor and very early Northgate keyboard with small square badge. Likely a 555 with blue Alps.

$375 plus US shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tandy-CM-5-RGB ... 890.l49286

Edit: Looking closer, I guess that's not an fk-555. I used to have a 555 with the same early gold badge, but I don't recognize this particular keyboard.

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Polecat

24 Jun 2021, 02:36

ekeppel wrote:
24 Jun 2021, 01:26
Northgate PC with Tandy RGB monitor and very early Northgate keyboard with small square badge. Likely a 555 with blue Alps.

$375 plus US shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tandy-CM-5-RGB ... 890.l49286

Edit: Looking closer, I guess that's not an fk-555. I used to have a 555 with the same early gold badge, but I don't recognize this particular keyboard.
Focus FK-727 or FK-747.

davkol

27 Jun 2021, 17:43

MicroTouch The UnMouse Innovative Touch Tablet 1990 ADB Macintosh for $39 (Buy it now) in California

I've made a note about it. Curious if it's usable nowadays, some contemporary trackballs are, but I'm not gonna try it myself, considering the shipping cost (+ customs and tax).

jbtb077

27 Jun 2021, 19:44

5576-003 sold for $550
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/x788965579

What's the deal with this? I see 5576 keyboards sold all the time on Yahoo JP...

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raoulduke-esq

27 Jun 2021, 20:20

Just like a TKL SSK goes for more than a regular M, a Brother buckling spring JIS TKL will go for more as well. This was cool to me, but not $550 cool.

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hellothere

28 Jun 2021, 01:17

While the Alps Plate Spring keyboard is my current white whale, I haven't yet wanted to brave Yahoo JP. But if you want to buy one for me, I'll pay well. Seriously. PM me.

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webwit
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28 Jun 2021, 17:27


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raoulduke-esq

28 Jun 2021, 18:12

webwit wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 17:27
IBM 3741 Data Station!
https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1721876549
Woah. I would daily drive the hell out of that beast!

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Bjerrk

28 Jun 2021, 18:33

I'd take it in to work every day!

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JP!

28 Jun 2021, 18:55

webwit wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 17:27
IBM 3741 Data Station!

https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1721876549
A red one! :o :shock:

Can someone proxy this to me? :shock:

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doragon

28 Jun 2021, 20:00

webwit wrote:
28 Jun 2021, 17:27
IBM 3741 Data Station!

https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1721876549
Looks great! However, shipping one of these stateside would surely drain my wallet haha.

nearsky

28 Jun 2021, 20:51

Listed as collection only from Lightwater in the UK. No idea on the keyswitch type but I think the machine and keyboard are a thing of retro beauty. Research Machines 380Z: https://www.ebay.com/itm/144092395287

thefarside

28 Jun 2021, 20:59

IBM 5150 with a Model F XT. What I find interesting is the keyboard dust cover. I didn’t know there were any covers for IBM’s keyboards. I wonder if it’s aftermarket or official from IBM.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124788954768

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