Great/Interesting Finds

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Go-Kart

16 Aug 2021, 14:21

shine wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 12:20
thefarside wrote:
14 Aug 2021, 05:05
Symbolics Lisp keyboard with an interesting description:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/R-r3-Holy-Grai ... 4933868710
WOW
Quite amusing.

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JP!

16 Aug 2021, 14:52

Go-Kart wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 14:21
shine wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 12:20
thefarside wrote:
14 Aug 2021, 05:05
Symbolics Lisp keyboard with an interesting description:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/R-r3-Holy-Grai ... 4933868710
WOW
Quite amusing.
So snarky :lol: I wonder, does it ever get cold on the moral high ground?

eXeP

16 Aug 2021, 15:59

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/p10 ... Vhckl3ag==

Any idea why this fetched such a high price? I know the newer versions have alps neon green or brown but I couldn't find any info on this.

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raoulduke-esq

16 Aug 2021, 16:01

Xerox is pretty special in computing history even without rare alps switches.

John Doe

16 Aug 2021, 16:04

I quit the auction when it's beyond $100 but Im shocked by the end deal price also, God damn it.

Probably it's with Hirose cherry swithes tho.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

16 Aug 2021, 16:19

John Doe wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 16:04
Im shocked by the end deal price also, God damn it.
I won it. The main reason I bid so high is that I've always loved the Xerox Star keyboard with Hiroses, ever since kps first posted it here in 2014. I've never seen one show up for sale in all those years so when this jp version showed up I didn't want to let it slip through my fingers. I was expecting it to end lower too, I'm surprised at how high my competition bid.

I'll make sure to clean the keyboard up and document it here properly once it arrives. I don't know of anyone who's seen one of these versions before; I think it's a unicorn for the time being.

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raoulduke-esq

16 Aug 2021, 16:25

photekq wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 16:19
I'll make sure to clean the keyboard up and document it here properly once it arrives. I don't know of anyone who's seen one of these versions before; I think it's a unicorn for the time being.
Awesome! Very much looking forward to this.

John Doe

17 Aug 2021, 04:14

photekq wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 16:19
I won it. The main reason I bid so high is that I've always loved the Xerox Star keyboard with Hiroses, ever since kps first posted it here in 2014. I've never seen one show up for sale in all those years so when this jp version showed up I didn't want to let it slip through my fingers. I was expecting it to end lower too, I'm surprised at how high my competition bid.
Congrats. We always pay much for what we eagerly want, thats not uncommon. I'm just lacking knowledge of this keeb and its history, but glad to know. Btw, its my second time to find keyboard with Fuji&Xerox logo there, last time its about 1.5ys ago, sold at a very low price if I remember correctly, but I'm focusing on IBM at that time so I didn't think its big deal and missed it. I know how stupid im now.

Looking forward to your sharing thread here. :)

orihalcon

17 Aug 2021, 04:26

Digging that split spacebar on the Xerox for sure! My bet is on something other than ALPS or Cherry Switches in it, but could be anything. It certainly has some nice aesthetics either way and would make a nice display piece even if not easily converted or fun to type on. Fingers crossed that it is both easily converted and fun to type on though!

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photekq
Cherry Picker

17 Aug 2021, 08:06

John Doe wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 04:14
Btw, its my second time to find keyboard with Fuji&Xerox logo there, last time its about 1.5ys ago, sold at a very low price if I remember correctly, but I'm focusing on IBM at that time so I didn't think its big deal and missed it. I know how stupid im now.

Looking forward to your sharing thread here. :)
The Fuji Xerox keyboards have found a place in my heart. I think they're really beautiful, I'd love to find more unique models someday. I got this one not long ago also. I'll try to document it at the same time as the J-Star. Don't kick yourself too much for missing out; they're pretty keyboards, but the one I have here has awful condition switches. I think the environments in which these were used wasn't conducive towards good switch condition :lol:
orihalcon wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 04:26
Digging that split spacebar on the Xerox for sure! My bet is on something other than ALPS or Cherry Switches in it, but could be anything. It certainly has some nice aesthetics either way and would make a nice display piece even if not easily converted or fun to type on. Fingers crossed that it is both easily converted and fun to type on though!
I'm betting on Hiroses, I'm about as sure as sure can be. Guess we'll find out soon enough. I'd love to adapt it, but I think I'd only do this with a custom PCB - I wouldn't want to modify any of the original parts in any way, except for perhaps desoldering and resoldering the switches. A drop in replacement PCB could work though.

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thefarside

18 Aug 2021, 00:38

This caught my eye. No clue what type of switch it uses, but it’s pretty:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Burrou ... 5271539546

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Dr.Medic

18 Aug 2021, 14:05

eXeP wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 15:59
https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/p10 ... Vhckl3ag==

Any idea why this fetched such a high price? I know the newer versions have alps neon green or brown but I couldn't find any info on this.
Neon green alps? :ugeek:
I'm not 100% sure about it, but a quick search for Xerox keyboard popped up with them. But after looking more I think of this one wiki/Xerox_Star_low-profile_keyboard

Afteral, the price is reasonable? Even if it's just Hirose switch?

CallmeJohn

19 Aug 2021, 03:59

New (old?) ALPS SKFR from china https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002 ... 9452%22%7D not a great deal but i guess if you need some replacement SKFR switches for reason there you go.

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thefarside

19 Aug 2021, 04:10


John Doe

19 Aug 2021, 05:27

https://www.ebay.com/itm/124860302897/

Cool board, price is a barrier.

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ddrfraser1

19 Aug 2021, 13:28


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thefarside

19 Aug 2021, 13:47

ddrfraser1 wrote:
19 Aug 2021, 13:28
Anybody know anything about this?


https://www.ebay.com/itm/124784489533
Appears to be Mitsumi standard mechanical based on a similar post in the identify the switch thread:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... _keyboard/

John Doe

24 Aug 2021, 05:46

Vintage Soviet home..made computer? ! Intriguing.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/154556997797?

Lanrefni

24 Aug 2021, 06:35

Very reasonably priced M0110A,$52 shipped.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

25 Aug 2021, 16:20

eXeP wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 15:59
raoulduke-esq wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 16:01
John Doe wrote:
16 Aug 2021, 16:04
orihalcon wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 04:26
Dr.Medic wrote:
18 Aug 2021, 14:05
Since I won't get around to documenting it until I've restored it, I thought I'd just quickly mention: as I expected, it has Hirose MX. Oranges on the alpha cluster, browns (yes, Hirose browns) on the two spacebars and the enter. Most unexpectedly, the three other clusters all have a previously undiscovered one - Hirose reds, which are very heavily weighted.

The keyboard is overwhelming, it's even prettier than I expected it to be. It might even be my new favourite.
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raoulduke-esq

25 Aug 2021, 16:32

photekq wrote:
25 Aug 2021, 16:20
Since I won't get around to documenting it until I've restored it, I thought I'd just quickly mention: as expected, it has Hirose MX. Oranges on the alpha cluster, browns (yes, Hirose browns) on the two spacebars and the enter. Most unexpectedly, the three other clusters all have a previously undiscovered one - Hirose reds, which are very heavily weighted.

The keyboard is overwhelming, it's even prettier than I expected it to be. It might even be my new favourite.
Thanks for the update! I'm so pumped up for you.

John Doe

26 Aug 2021, 07:51

photekq wrote:
25 Aug 2021, 16:20
Since I won't get around to documenting it until I've restored it, I thought I'd just quickly mention: as I expected, it has Hirose MX. Oranges on the alpha cluster, browns (yes, Hirose browns) on the two spacebars and the enter. Most unexpectedly, the three other clusters all have a previously undiscovered one - Hirose reds, which are very heavily weighted.

The keyboard is overwhelming, it's even prettier than I expected it to be. It might even be my new favourite.
A week shipped to UK from JP, including JP domestic shipping time? What shipping service did you choose, and how about the cost? :shock:

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zrrion

26 Aug 2021, 09:56

A lot of shipping options are currently unavailable from Japanese proxies for reasons I don't understand but are related to corona so depending on how it shakes out some of the cheapest options aren't available presently and the next best thing is sometimes the quick option.

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photekq
Cherry Picker

26 Aug 2021, 19:53

John Doe wrote:
26 Aug 2021, 07:51
A week shipped to UK from JP, including JP domestic shipping time? What shipping service did you choose, and how about the cost? :shock:
DHL Express. It arrived 2 days after it shipped. The cost was very reasonable, only $10-20 more than EMS. I would have got it much sooner, but their repackaging service spilled over into the weekend.

MMcM

02 Sep 2021, 06:03

130% with Key Tronic (MR I think) switches:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165045916413

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Lalaland124

03 Sep 2021, 14:44


inozenz

03 Sep 2021, 17:53

Lalaland124 wrote:
03 Sep 2021, 14:44
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... pp_android

IBM 5110 from Germany
Those keycaps are banger 🤯

ZyBeR

04 Sep 2021, 10:02


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fohat
Elder Messenger

08 Sep 2021, 15:18

I have no idea what this was attached to, but maybe somebody here has a use for it.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184992556514?_ ... %3A2563228

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hellothere

10 Sep 2021, 03:16

Random e-bay thing.
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/124571128281

Vintage HP 86B Series 80 Technical Scientific Computer 8-bit HP-IB BASIC 82936A w/Stackpole switches.

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