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xxhellfirexx

13 Jan 2020, 01:50

Gold Northgate for parts.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223849333388

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

13 Jan 2020, 02:22

Is it just me or is the logo way off vertical center?

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Polecat

13 Jan 2020, 02:52

Not much wiggle room for the gold label, maybe a trick of the lighting? What bothers me more is the "ATT 6300" hand written on the back. Those computers were built by Olivetti and used a special keyboard with a 9 pin D-sub. The Gen 2&3 Northgates had dipswitch support for the 6300; more than just a pin adapter for the cable.

edit: a bit of reading suggests that the ATT 6300 keyboard ran on 12 volts, so perhaps this was internally modified (added 5 volt reg) to work on that machine? (...or plugged into 12 volts and burnt up inside?) It would also need a pin adapter, and if I remember correctly the 6300 was only partially BIOS-compatible with the XT. "For parts" is probably for a good reason.

xxhellfirexx

13 Jan 2020, 06:35

Possibly blue Alps, but shipping is too expensive for me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193297777431

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JP!

15 Jan 2020, 17:30


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-Space-NATO-

15 Jan 2020, 21:15

Beautiful indeed.

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cookie

16 Jan 2020, 14:00

I've never in my life seen an HHKB that yellowed, and I own a very yellowed one!

Check this out: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124021219427

It must have sat on a sunny windowpane the entire time.

MMcM

17 Jan 2020, 15:27

https://www.ebay.com/itm/174158360537

No clue about the keyboard, but that Hirschmann MES 160 is an unusual choice.

Lanrefni

17 Jan 2020, 21:58

MMcM wrote:
17 Jan 2020, 15:27
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174158360537

No clue about the keyboard, but that Hirschmann MES 160 is an unusual choice.
That plug looks like something you'd attach to a flail.

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Elrick

18 Jan 2020, 01:01

cookie wrote:
16 Jan 2020, 14:00
Check this out: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/124021219427

It must have sat on a sunny windowpane the entire time.
Well, you must occasionally view the garden at certain times of the day when you type :D .

I don't blame anyone for leaving their keyboard in the sun it's our Star, that delivers Life on this planet.


xxhellfirexx

19 Jan 2020, 20:59

Zenith SuperSport keypad

https://www.ebay.com/itm/372919250953

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abrahamstechnology

19 Jan 2020, 21:05

xxhellfirexx wrote:
19 Jan 2020, 20:59
Zenith SuperSport keypad

https://www.ebay.com/itm/372919250953
I use a similar one of those to compliment my 60% Alps keyboard. It uses integrated Alps domes.

Rauha

21 Jan 2020, 21:08


xxhellfirexx

22 Jan 2020, 06:01


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ZedTheMan

22 Jan 2020, 18:37



Rauha

23 Jan 2020, 18:55

Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500.
Shipping not included.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-12 ... SwTz1eKTtS

kmnov2017

23 Jan 2020, 19:16

Rauha wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 18:55
Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500.
Shipping not included.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-12 ... SwTz1eKTtS
This was listed some months ago for 1500 and was listed for several months.

MMcM

23 Jan 2020, 23:15

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333485384192

I think "Condition: New" may be an exaggeration.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

Yesterday, 07:14

MMcM wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 23:15
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333485384192

I think "Condition: New" may be an exaggeration.
:lol:

andrewjoy

Yesterday, 11:18

Rauha wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 18:55
Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500.
Shipping not included.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-12 ... SwTz1eKTtS
Man i need to sell my fully restored backup battleship with ansi mod and XT alphas..... the 1 part XT caps alone add another 500 USD! I even have a NIB set of XT caps ... that would add another 1000 easy !

beepbloop

Yesterday, 14:23


kmnov2017

Yesterday, 14:30

kmnov2017 wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 19:16
Rauha wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 18:55
Model F Battleship for great and totally reasonable price of $2500.
Shipping not included.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-model-F-12 ... SwTz1eKTtS
This was listed some months ago for 1500 and was listed for several months.
And given it doesn't even have its original keycaps on, its not worth more than 100.

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fohat
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Yesterday, 14:57

kmnov2017 wrote:
Yesterday, 14:30

And given it doesn't even have its original keycaps on, its not worth more than 100.
Although I am rather agnostic about purity and keycaps, I will say that the Model M function keys with alternating colors look lame and that Wheelwriter typewriter keys are particularly well-made and good-feeling.

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