Great/Interesting Finds

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

05 Feb 2017, 03:24

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-lot-of-Vintag ... 2516.l5255

MX Dark Blues, shipping is prohibitively expensive to the US, but maybe some of our brothers up north can snag this.

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Harshmallow

05 Feb 2017, 04:39

mike52787 wrote: http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-lot-of-Vintag ... 2516.l5255

MX Dark Blues, shipping is prohibitively expensive to the US, but maybe some of our brothers up north can snag this.

They could still be regular MX Blues. I put in an offer anyway, because I'm curious - I'll let you know what the outcome of that is.

cumwagondeluxe

05 Feb 2017, 07:21

Is there any better way to browse eBay (or other good sites to browse) for old keyboards beyond alternating between searching for manufacturers, "vintage keyboard", "alps switch", or specific models?

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

05 Feb 2017, 08:28

cumwagondeluxe wrote: Is there any better way to browse eBay (or other good sites to browse) for old keyboards beyond alternating between searching for manufacturers, "vintage keyboard", "alps switch", or specific models?
Search for "keyboard" als check the whole list. There is no shortcut.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

05 Feb 2017, 08:42

You can also look into all computers for sale and check whether the offer comprises a keyboard.
That's how I once got a G81-3000 SAU in mint condition (which I no longer have, please no PMs) :mrgreen:

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developstopfix

05 Feb 2017, 15:35

I usually just search for "keyboard" in the Vintage Computing category and check the box to search descriptions. You can also slim down the results with "-Dell -Apple -Gateway" etc but you'll still probably have 1,000+ auctions to look through. This is of course assuming the seller even knows enough about it to list it in the correct category, and some of the best stuff is being sold by people that have no idea what it is. Just try searching for "old keyboard" and things like that (just uncheck the Musical Instruments category of course).

Jimi14

05 Feb 2017, 15:47

Not sure if he is selling one or 2 keyboards, but here is one of those Chicony KB-5582 with mx blues and trackball from Germany.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicony-KB-5582 ... SwImRYVrwz

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miloica

05 Feb 2017, 16:18

Jimi14 wrote:Not sure if he is selling one or 2 keyboards, but here is one of those Chicony KB-5582 with mx blues and trackball from Germany.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Chicony-KB-5582 ... SwImRYVrwz
He is selling the keyboard with trackball. The first two pictures in the listing is of another keyboard. He messed up the pictures because they were initially listed at the same time.

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

06 Feb 2017, 03:45

Japanese board

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Japanes ... SwjDZYjY7Z

I think it has black alps. Seems pricey.

Powder blue space invaders.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TANDON-HI-TEK-N ... Sw5cNYl-jv

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ohaimark
Kingpin

06 Feb 2017, 06:56

Clare-Pendar switches in Apple format for 2.5 grand:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Clare-P ... 2020751173

$50 shipped Lexmark M, untested:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clicky-Lexmark- ... 2833481261

Full AT&T computer with a nice 'board, bidding starts at $175:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-AT-T-Un ... 2097439960

Two Oki Gourd switch keyboards, a bit pricey at $85, best offer available:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-2-Vintag ... 2414722167

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Dra

06 Feb 2017, 12:29


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Khers

06 Feb 2017, 12:55

Nice German front legends!

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gogusrl

06 Feb 2017, 14:26

And row A mods and mint condition. This is gonna be expensive :)

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

06 Feb 2017, 14:28

Look at that mod-colored |\ keycap ...

Real beauty, good hunting everyone!

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gogusrl

06 Feb 2017, 14:30

oh yeah, that too. I'd post a kitten but I think you guys would put it to better use.

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Harshmallow

07 Feb 2017, 01:48

ohaimark wrote: Clare-Pendar switches in Apple format for 2.5 grand:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Clare-P ... 2020751173

$50 shipped Lexmark M, untested:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clicky-Lexmark- ... 2833481261

Full AT&T computer with a nice 'board, bidding starts at $175:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-AT-T-Un ... 2097439960

Two Oki Gourd switch keyboards, a bit pricey at $85, best offer available:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-of-2-Vintag ... 2414722167
Well it seems as though those 2 Oki gourd spring boards shall be mine, he was a reasonable man who accepted a reasonable offer. I've been looking for one of these for some time, as I've developed a strange addiction to buckling spring and spring over membrane switches - now I'll have two! Oki, Model M BS, Model F BS, Alps BS in my collection thus far....I'll have to find an affordable Alps plate spring board next...and some Brother BS.

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ohaimark
Kingpin

07 Feb 2017, 02:03

Okis feel surprisingly good, frankly. I haven't felt the need to snag one for my collection, as I already have too many tactile spring keyboards in the form of Model Ms.

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alh84001
v.001

07 Feb 2017, 03:20

Harshmallow wrote: They could still be regular MX Blues. I put in an offer anyway, because I'm curious - I'll let you know what the outcome of that is.
I'm interested what you end up with. I took a gamble once, and ended up with regular MX blues. They were very nice though, so I wasn't disappointed.

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subcat

07 Feb 2017, 03:28


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alh84001
v.001

07 Feb 2017, 03:39

Two bids already. TIme to take some popcorn and watch how this bidding war develops.

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002
Topre Enthusiast

07 Feb 2017, 03:51

If you really wanna watch a fireworks display, keep an eye on the TRON keyboard...

As of this post, we're at 27 bids and sitting on 95,000 yen (~$850 USD) with 2 days to go.

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subcat

07 Feb 2017, 03:57

002 wrote: If you really wanna watch a fireworks display, keep an eye on the TRON keyboard...

As of this post, we're at 27 bids and sitting on 95,000 yen (~$850 USD) with 2 days to go.
Yeah, I was gonna post an update when it had like 30 minutes left - crazy how much it's going to go for. But I guess it is a once in a lifetime kind of opportunity.

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Harshmallow

07 Feb 2017, 05:49

alh84001 wrote:
Harshmallow wrote: They could still be regular MX Blues. I put in an offer anyway, because I'm curious - I'll let you know what the outcome of that is.
I'm interested what you end up with. I took a gamble once, and ended up with regular MX blues. They were very nice though, so I wasn't disappointed.
Unfortunately someone bought out the auction before the seller reviewed my offer. It seems petty now - I could have done the same - but with the shipping it would have been just over $100 at that price - and I really don't need 3 busted laptops with no power supplies with a slim chance of maybe one having dark blues. I am curious though...wonder if someone in our community snagged them!
ohaimark wrote: Okis feel surprisingly good, frankly. I haven't felt the need to snag one for my collection, as I already have too many tactile spring keyboards in the form of Model Ms.
Yeah that's what I keep hearing - and the simplicity of them just fascinates me. Tactile spring switches are the bees knees.

marijan

07 Feb 2017, 11:09

Hi, I just stumbled upon an interesting vintage mouse. The post is in Croatian, but it doesn't give any details anyway.
If anyone is interested, I can act as a proxy. The asking price is 50 HRK (6.75 EUR) + a small postage amount (2 EUR ?) + whatever postage is needed to get it to your place.
http://www.njuskalo.hr/tipkovnica-mis/p ... s-20503129

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Ir0n

07 Feb 2017, 12:07

Good price for a bolt mod project. :S
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-Cli ... Sw2xRYdszx

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Chyros

07 Feb 2017, 12:37

subcat wrote: @Chyros - perfect timing!
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Original-IBM ... Sw44BYl675
Oh dear xD . Well, now you guys know what to expect :p .

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Ratfink

07 Feb 2017, 16:36

NOS HP terminal boards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172417561366?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
Does anyone know what switches these have?

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Chyros

07 Feb 2017, 17:53

Ratfink wrote: NOS HP terminal boards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172417561366?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
Does anyone know what switches these have?
Rubber domes.

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seebart
Offtopicthority Instigator

07 Feb 2017, 18:02

Chyros wrote:
Ratfink wrote: NOS HP terminal boards: http://www.ebay.com/itm/172417561366?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT
Does anyone know what switches these have?
Rubber domes.
Not only rubber domes but those HP keyboards speak their own proprietary HP protocol. I have one here, the keycaps are nice but that's it.
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gogusrl

07 Feb 2017, 18:25

Is that cable compatible with model M's ?

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