Great/Interesting Finds

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seebart
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02 Sep 2014, 15:31

Andrew is getting the XT, Halvar is getting the bigfoot and one blue switch.The rest is me.
I don't need another XT

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Muirium
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02 Sep 2014, 15:35

What's your plan for the blue switch Model F? My understanding is they need Xwhatsit's controller. Or, I suppose, the rival one that HaaTa etc. are working on. Anyone know how far they've gotten?

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Halvar

02 Sep 2014, 15:49

Well if nobody wants to sells me a kishsaver, I'll have to take a saw and make my own!

No, actually, for me I don't know yet. We got a good price for something to tinker with.

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seebart
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02 Sep 2014, 15:55

Yes Xwhatsit is the only option as far as I know. BUT since these F's are coming from the same fellow that Halvar's beam springs came from the overall condition remains to be seen, corrosion etc. They could end up being for the cabinet only.
I also have something coming in from the Netherlands, and it ain't smokable...[emoji16]
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andrewjoy

02 Sep 2014, 16:34

As luck would have it i have a spare parts XT on the way as well so i can make 1 good one :)

Making your own 62 key ? Interesting , i guess you would have to do your own pcb plate and case , this would be interesting

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Halvar

04 Sep 2014, 23:14

Use your PS/2 keyboards on your Amiga:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amiga-Lyra-Tasta ... 2518.l4276

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Daniel

05 Sep 2014, 18:44


andrewjoy

05 Sep 2014, 19:06

I have stripped down that XT( the dirty ebay one not the nice one ), if anyone needs any spare parts let me know

The flowing is up for grabs, just pay postage

Top case, dirty no label, bar between F keys and rest of board snapped on one end needs to be glued
bottom case, dirty few chips in the paint
one foot, right hand side very slight yellowing
PCB, untested lightly cleaned with water
2 Case screws
3 cork feet ( if my other XT does not need them)
top plate, some corrosion but good condition


Some springs hammers and barrels are available but i want to keep a decent amount as spares, if anyone needs them for a repair or mod and has no other option let me know.

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rzwv

05 Sep 2014, 19:13

VINTAGE RARE Fujitsu Limited Mechanical Keyboard Clicky Yellow JAPAN
http://www.ebay.com/itm/141394100310

Peerless Old Type?
Spoiler:
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mr_a500

05 Sep 2014, 20:27

Aw crap! I just found out that a couple months ago there was a mid-70's Sanders keyboard on eBay - and it only went for $50.99!
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It's the same keyboard as on the cover of the very first issue of BYTE Magazine:
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I have no idea what switches it has. It looks like HaaTa's arch nemesis (and mine), "b***a" got it. Who the hell is that guy? He also got the TEK-Harris 8630 keyboard (seen in TRON) a couple days ago. (That really pissed me off because I couldn't log in to eBay at the time, thanks to eBay's untimely server problems.)

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snoopy

05 Sep 2014, 20:34

that keycaps look really nice :)

mr_a500

05 Sep 2014, 20:35

Halvar wrote: Use your PS/2 keyboards on your Amiga:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/Amiga-Lyra-Tasta ... 2518.l4276
Interesting. I've got a USB card in my A3000, but USB keyboard and mouse don't work in games or programs that bypass the OS. Possibly this adapter wouldn't have that problem.

mr_a500

05 Sep 2014, 20:52

Whoa... I found out that the Sanders 720 keyboard is actually older than I thought. It's from terminals introduced in 1967/68:
Sanders Terminal.jpg
Note the unusual vertically oriented monitor.

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Hypersphere

05 Sep 2014, 22:38

Maybe Winnie the Pooh lives under this keyboard.
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seebart
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06 Sep 2014, 21:49

Cherry Electrical G84-4100PCMEU-0 (US) (G84-4100PCMEU-0)

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-Electrica ... 35dbe447dd

Cherry Electrical G80-3000LGADE / 01

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-MX-3000-P ... 2340081706

Cherry G80-1501HAD

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-G80-1501H ... 2c8b54f4c8

Ducky Black ABS Cherry MX Keycap Set - Overclock.net Edition

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Ducky-Black-ABS- ... 3ce7b6084a

IBM Keyboard 1390133 Model M

http://www.ebay.de/itm/IBM-Tastatur-Key ... 233fe08d49

IBM Terminal M 122 Key

http://www.ebay.de/itm/IBM-Tastatur-/39 ... 5b04c605dc

IBM 1390133 QWERTZ

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Original-IBM-AT- ... 2a4326bc75

Topre NG0100 REALFORCE91U japan new.

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Topre-NG0100-REA ... 20eb2c75f8

HHKB Professional 2 PFU Limited PD-KB400B

http://www.ebay.de/itm/HHKB-Professiona ... 1e913bd4f5

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Hypersphere

07 Sep 2014, 00:18

IBM AT keyboard from Australia:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-keyboar ... 3a96ce3598

Looks like it is in good condition and the price is quite reasonable.

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macmakkara

07 Sep 2014, 08:26


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crunch

08 Sep 2014, 01:19


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Nuum

08 Sep 2014, 08:48

Aw, damn, I wanted to buy that, now it will get expensive.

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seebart
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08 Sep 2014, 15:52

I kept my promise Nuum, but i knew someone would find it!

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elecplus

08 Sep 2014, 15:54

Cherry G80-11801LPAUS for under $50
http://www.mallaid.com/index.php/taobao ... 7188784168
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raatmarien

08 Sep 2014, 18:04

IBM Model F XT - 55 euro
http://link.marktplaats.nl/m846000206

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seebart
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08 Sep 2014, 20:45


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foxtrott

10 Sep 2014, 10:56

someone needs new keycaps for Topre ? .. -->>

http://www.ebay.de/itm/281428318060?ssP ... 1423.l2649

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Hypersphere

10 Sep 2014, 17:31

foxtrott wrote: someone needs new keycaps for Topre ? .. -->>

http://www.ebay.de/itm/281428318060?ssP ... 1423.l2649
I had not realized before that these keycaps will fit Topre-switch keyboards. Do you know which models of Brother typewriters used Torpe-compatible keycaps?

quantalume

10 Sep 2014, 17:41

I believe these are new IBM model Fs at a great price: [Edit: apparently Alps switches]
http://www.ebay.com/itm/380994154944
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Seller also has the same thing in Japanese language layout. I bought two of each.
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Hypersphere

10 Sep 2014, 17:46

quantalume wrote: I believe these are new IBM model Fs at a great price:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/380994154944
Spoiler:
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Seller also has the same thing in Japanese language layout. I bought two of each.
I also bought one of each (Japanese and Chinese). However, I don't think they are Model F; at least I don't think they have capacitive buckling spring switches. It is some other kind of switch that I could not identify from other posts I have seen on these. I haven't received mine yet. I will know more after they arrive.

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Hypersphere

10 Sep 2014, 17:50

Here is the post from Soarer on GH:
http://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=50437.0
Apparently, the switches are some form of Alps, and the caps appear to be doubleshots instead of dye-subs.

quantalume

10 Sep 2014, 18:00

Ok, interesting, thanks for the link. Are these the only IBM keyboards that have model numbers starting with 6 that are not model Fs? At least Soarer has a controller for it...

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Hypersphere

10 Sep 2014, 18:35

quantalume wrote: Ok, interesting, thanks for the link. Are these the only IBM keyboards that have model numbers starting with 6 that are not model Fs? At least Soarer has a controller for it...
You're welcome. Don't know about the model numbers; IBM has done some strange things with assigning names and model numbers to its various keyboards. Nevertheless, as you have pointed out, there is a Soarer solution for interfacing these interesting keyboards to modern computers via USB.

I was hoping that the switches were at least clicky, but according to the other posts, it looks like they are vintage green linear Alps and that they have a 3.5 mm travel.

All this notwithstanding, these are still very attractive-looking keyboards that should be fun to use, and after installing new controllers they should have excellent resale value.

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