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zrrion

01 Dec 2018, 02:42

wonder what kind of switches it has.

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JP!

01 Dec 2018, 02:44

zrrion wrote: wonder what kind of switches it has.
wiki/Perkin-Elmer_3700_keyboard

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Gamuholic

01 Dec 2018, 03:14

digital_matthew wrote: Fun restoration project for not too much dough:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s- ... :rk:5:pf:0
These are fun too: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254004528979

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bronz

01 Dec 2018, 09:33

Touch_It wrote:
bronz wrote: Look at this AST-SK-1200
I am not sure if it is mechanical, but condition is nice
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AST-SK-1200- ... rk:21:pf:0
seems its rubber dome.

reference post on DT.

keyboards-f2/zenith-sk-2000re-t8236.html
Yep.
Thanks for info

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bronz

01 Dec 2018, 10:28

Rohde & Schwarz PCA-Z1
Doubleshot
Low price compared to other similar on ebay.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Rohde-Schwarz-P ... rk:41:pf:0

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hansichen

01 Dec 2018, 11:45

bronz wrote: Rohde & Schwarz PCA-Z1
Doubleshot
Low price compared to other similar on ebay.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Rohde-Schwarz-P ... rk:41:pf:0
Or get it cheaper directly from here ;)
for-sale-f55/cherry-g80-0414-t18648.html

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DatOtherJosh

01 Dec 2018, 23:39


orihalcon

02 Dec 2018, 00:22

A little strange though, I don't recognize the switches that those have. I thought that multistations all had green, yellow, or less commonly black ALPS? Perhaps these are some odd rubber dome version? A close up switch shot would help determine, but I don't exactly speak Japanese to request a picture ;)

mcmaxmcmc

02 Dec 2018, 00:42

orihalcon wrote:
A little strange though, I don't recognize the switches that those have. I thought that multistations all had green, yellow, or less commonly black ALPS? Perhaps these are some odd rubber dome version? A close up switch shot would help determine, but I don't exactly speak Japanese to request a picture ;)
wiki/IBM_PS/55_Keyboards
It's documented. Those are Alps Plate Spring switches.

Lanrefni

02 Dec 2018, 04:46

Found this while I was browsing ebay- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kinyo- ... k:106:pf:0
Looks rather interesting.

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Elrick

02 Dec 2018, 10:58

Lanrefni wrote: Found this while I was browsing ebay- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Kinyo- ... k:106:pf:0
Looks rather interesting.
To my miserable eye-sight, looks like a membrane and/or scissor switch model.

He was careful not to show any back photos to help further describe what he's selling, always avoid such sellers.

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bronz

02 Dec 2018, 15:16


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green-squid

02 Dec 2018, 19:46

BOY am I angry I missed this. Juuuust a bit angry
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-Conve ... 663.l10137
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Nivlom_Drol-

02 Dec 2018, 21:57

green-squid wrote: BOY am I angry I missed this. Juuuust a bit angry
https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-5140-Conve ... 663.l10137
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Is that a buckling spring ?

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zrrion

02 Dec 2018, 22:15

it has brown alps for the full sized keys and uses compact alps for the .5u tall keys. That thing went for a very good price.

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abrahamstechnology

02 Dec 2018, 22:39

I wish people would just desolder and replace the switches, these scalpers are ruining vintage computers.

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Elrick

03 Dec 2018, 00:12

Nivlom_Drol- wrote: Image
Nice layout for something so small.

LOVE the isolated 'FN' key, why don't they do that anymore?

Very logical and you could easily find it with your fingers whilst not looking at the keyboard at all.

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Chyros

03 Dec 2018, 08:37

Whoever got that was very lucky. That would've been a good price even four years ago xD .

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Myoth

03 Dec 2018, 12:41

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3037035096

it might not be the best keyboard but for the price, can't really go wrong :lol:

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Gamuholic

04 Dec 2018, 02:42

Decent looking board with what appears to be pine SKCM Whites. Unfortunately the stem of the Up Arrow switch is broken. https://www.ebay.com/itm/202523061220

Polecat

04 Dec 2018, 04:21

Ooooh! Very early whites, no Alps logo on the top housing, some folks (like me) can't tell those from blues.
Gamuholic wrote: Decent looking board with what appears to be pine SKCM Whites. Unfortunately the stem of the Up Arrow switch is broken. https://www.ebay.com/itm/202523061220

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Gamuholic

04 Dec 2018, 05:01

Chyros wrote:
depletedvespene wrote:
digital_matthew wrote: Ever feel like you just never have enough F keys?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-Vintage-Am ... Sw6Pxb4nqs
What, no F31 and F32? Way to ruin my productivity, Amkey...
BTW, IIRC those are Cherry solid state capacitive, or otherwise probably MX black. The former make a pretty good noise ^^ . Quite 'spensive though.
I think they're foam & foil, but I'm not sure which brand. I've never seen any like this before and my wiki-fu is failing me.
https://imgur.com/a/TalFttO
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PlacaFromHell

04 Dec 2018, 05:45

Gamuholic wrote:
Chyros wrote:
depletedvespene wrote: What, no F31 and F32? Way to ruin my productivity, Amkey...
BTW, IIRC those are Cherry solid state capacitive, or otherwise probably MX black. The former make a pretty good noise ^^ . Quite 'spensive though.
I think they're foam & foil, but I'm not sure which brand. I've never seen any like this before and my wiki-fu is failing me.
https://imgur.com/a/TalFttO
IMG_20181203_202923_50.jpg
Yes, foam and foil. Here is another one https://articulo.mercadolibre.com.ar/ML ... picker-_JM

mcmaxmcmc

04 Dec 2018, 05:53

So... Her Majesty popped up... and it's gone. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Old-Rare-Xerox ... 663.l10137

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zrrion

04 Dec 2018, 06:36

I've been on the lookout for one of those! IDK how I missed that since I have been keeping (I thought) a pretty close eye on ebay! Maybe I'll snag the next one. (or find one in a haul, that would be a hoot)

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bronz

04 Dec 2018, 14:26

There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:

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madrobby

04 Dec 2018, 15:38

bronz wrote: There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:
I use an app called BayWatch on my iPhone to get fast notifications on new matches for eBay searches. That’s how I found a Mode F XT for $12 last week.

I don’t doubt that some people go beyond that and implement their own sniping bots via the eBay API.

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zrrion

04 Dec 2018, 17:04

There used to be a way to do it in eBay itself but it looks like they have phased that functionality out. I'll look into a phone app though, hadn't thought of that.

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JP!

04 Dec 2018, 18:12

madrobby wrote:
bronz wrote: There must be some ebay bots that notify and auto buy such keyboards :lol:
I use an app called BayWatch on my iPhone to get fast notifications on new matches for eBay searches. That’s how I found a Mode F XT for $12 last week.

I don’t doubt that some people go beyond that and implement their own sniping bots via the eBay API.
That is a horrible idea. I'd be destitute if I had something like that :lol:

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madrobby

04 Dec 2018, 18:13

Decently priced IBM Model M Battleship https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3325299842

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