Great/Interesting Finds

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Obscure

23 May 2019, 16:45

IBM wheelwriter system/20 or system/40 (rather)
https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und ... 313154367/

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Keybug

25 May 2019, 10:43

Paleolithic Cherry board with unique numpad keycaps. Pad printed, triple-shot or dyesubbed, do you think? (Has doubleshots elsewhere...) Looks to me like it has at least some pad printing on the numpad...

Plus one key is very spcl !

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4242469557

Lbibass

25 May 2019, 17:52

Keybug wrote:
25 May 2019, 10:43
Paleolithic Cherry board with unique numpad keycaps. Pad printed, triple-shot or dyesubbed, do you think? (Has doubleshots elsewhere...) Looks to me like it has at least some pad printing on the numpad...

Plus one key is very spcl !

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4242469557
Yeah, unfortunately it's already gone up to a high bid with over 6 days left to go... and there are 24 watchers. There goes the chances of it going for a reasonable price. :(

xicanoink

26 May 2019, 20:55

Great looking Northgate Omnikey Plus, White Alps. Buy it now for $109 and free shipping. That's 50 to 60 less than all the other Northgates currently.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Northg ... 8216!US!-1

Cid Fabel

26 May 2019, 21:31

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Alps-Electric-K ... Sw4EhaVHgk

Hmm. The caps on those delicious green alps look quite pretty.

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Polecat

30 May 2019, 05:13

cli wrote:
17 May 2019, 08:33
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Laser- ... 3054386159

Nice 1'st gen ALPS White switches and double shot keycaps. Work with most cheapass PS/2 USB adapters, build qualtity not as good as a Omnikey, but better then later Monterey or Dell AT101 keyboard.
It arrived today, and it's absolutely immaculate inside, and no yellowing at all. Switches are early (branded) white SKCM, and feel like new. Thanks again for the great lead on this!

cli

30 May 2019, 15:20

Polecat wrote:
30 May 2019, 05:13
cli wrote:
17 May 2019, 08:33
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Laser- ... 3054386159

Nice 1'st gen ALPS White switches and double shot keycaps. Work with most cheapass PS/2 USB adapters, build qualtity not as good as a Omnikey, but better then later Monterey or Dell AT101 keyboard.
It arrived today, and it's absolutely immaculate inside, and no yellowing at all. Switches are early (branded) white SKCM, and feel like new. Thanks again for the great lead on this!

Nice!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

30 May 2019, 19:53

It’s been years since I last saw that programmable keyboard for sale on eBay
which prompted Ascaii to open a thread titled:
My new daily driver...i'm in love

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jerue

30 May 2019, 23:18

This is interesting: a Cherry 1800 with an integrated trackball instead of a numpad. Not those 11800/11900's...an actual 1800 with a somewhat large trackball built-in. Shame it's a G81 and lasered caps, otherwise it'd bring me out of "retirement".

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113701059983

The more I think about it, the less interesting this probably is, maybe some third party got these and modded the numpad. I can say I've never seen this until now! I wonder why the serial is blacked out, it contains all the useful information like the date code!

xicanoink

31 May 2019, 16:30


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31 May 2019, 16:31


cli

31 May 2019, 17:02

Condition of the keyboard is bit of a gamble. It looks much used, some of the letters on the keycaps have completely fade away (so no double shot keycaps also).

cli

31 May 2019, 17:06

If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710

It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding.

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Monster-Toys

01 Jun 2019, 08:58

cli wrote:
31 May 2019, 17:06
If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710

It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding.
NOOO, was watching this auction from the first few minutes hoping no one would post it here :(

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

02 Jun 2019, 19:13

jerue wrote:
30 May 2019, 23:18
This is interesting: a Cherry 1800 with an integrated trackball instead of a numpad. Not those 11800/11900's...an actual 1800 with a somewhat large trackball built-in. Shame it's a G81 and lasered caps, otherwise it'd bring me out of "retirement".

https://www.ebay.com/itm/113701059983

The more I think about it, the less interesting this probably is, maybe some third party got these and modded the numpad. I can say I've never seen this until now! I wonder why the serial is blacked out, it contains all the useful information like the date code!
I have one of those (G81-1800 LAAUS with manufacture date J51 and the exact same built-in trackball), so it appears not to be a mod.

cli

02 Jun 2019, 20:11

Monster-Toys wrote:
01 Jun 2019, 08:58
cli wrote:
31 May 2019, 17:06
If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710

It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding.
NOOO, was watching this auction from the first few minutes hoping no one would post it here :(
And .. did you got it?

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Monster-Toys

02 Jun 2019, 20:13

Yep :) (*phew* :D) ... now i just need to cross my fingers that it has blue alps (it should, tho .. maybe ... :shock: :? ... it is always a bit of a gamble - i will report).

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Keybug

02 Jun 2019, 23:41

Came in second, wasn't even aware someone had posted it here. Pretty sure to have blue ALPS, I think. If shipping costs to Germany hadn't been so high, I might have bid around 60€. Congrats!

cli

03 Jun 2019, 06:45

Monster-Toys wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 20:13
Yep :) (*phew* :D) ... now i just need to cross my fingers that it has blue alps (it should, tho .. maybe ... :shock: :? ... it is always a bit of a gamble - i will report).
Congrats!. 46,05 is quite a bargain if it has blue alps.

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Keybug

03 Jun 2019, 22:43


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Polecat

04 Jun 2019, 03:31

This is one I hadn't seen before. Bulgarian relegendable with what might be Cherry M9 switches? It's already XT/AT compatible, so that's a help. Looks like someone was in a real hurry when they put the caps back on!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fully-Mechanic ... Swo6lWLLZY

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Darkshado

04 Jun 2019, 06:23

Found this gem on FB Marketplace...
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I had to make a few edits to protect the guilty, also that price is in Canadian dollars:
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kmnov2017

04 Jun 2019, 08:24

CAD 350 .ROFL.....

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Keybug

04 Jun 2019, 14:03


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JP!

04 Jun 2019, 14:08


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adamcobabe

04 Jun 2019, 15:47

JP! wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 14:08
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-M-ME ... SwP41c9ZzK

[Edit] - and it's gone!
I think you can still order spare Industrial cases from Unicomp and put your own Model M assembly/guts inside, if anyone is sad to have missed out.

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JP!

04 Jun 2019, 15:50

adamcobabe wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 15:47
JP! wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 14:08
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-M-ME ... SwP41c9ZzK

[Edit] - and it's gone!
I think you can still order spare Industrial cases from Unicomp and put your own Model M assembly/guts inside, if anyone is sad to have missed out.
I thought they sold out of the surplus industrial cases. I might be wrong though.

xicanoink

04 Jun 2019, 16:00

JP! wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 15:50
adamcobabe wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 15:47
JP! wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 14:08
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-M-ME ... SwP41c9ZzK

[Edit] - and it's gone!
I think you can still order spare Industrial cases from Unicomp and put your own Model M assembly/guts inside, if anyone is sad to have missed out.
I thought they sold out of the surplus industrial cases. I might be wrong though.
Nope, they still have them. Not the cool black IBM label though....
https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/1394942

xicanoink

05 Jun 2019, 16:01

IBM Model F XT, $69.99 free shipping!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Pe ... SwjEVc9sJa

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nelamvr6

05 Jun 2019, 19:01

xicanoink wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 16:01
IBM Model F XT, $69.99 free shipping!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Pe ... SwjEVc9sJa
Thanks! I just snatched that up!

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