Great/Interesting Finds

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Chyros

Unread post by Chyros » 26 Dec 2018, 08:03

Polecat wrote: Well I don't see this in the Wiki, under Systel or General Instrument. Anyone recognize the switches?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-K ... rk:16:pf:0
I've definitely seen them before. I'm not sure they have an official name (yet), though. They should be foam and foil.

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zrrion

Unread post by zrrion » 28 Dec 2018, 17:13

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A cool looking skcc board! Hopefully I can snag it to add to my slowly growing family of skcc boards.

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ekeppel

Unread post by ekeppel » 29 Dec 2018, 03:04

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223302459937

DC-2014 with blue alps for $229.99 isn't all that bad, all things considered.

Polecat

Unread post by Polecat » 29 Dec 2018, 03:58

zrrion wrote: Image
A cool looking skcc board! Hopefully I can snag it to add to my slowly growing family of skcc boards.
Wow, that brings back some memories! I knew George Morrow back in the day, and had a couple of his CP/M machines, an MD/2 and also a luggable version. The terminal for the MD/2 I believe was Zenith-based, and was called MDT-60, with a lovely (SKCC?) keyboard, but this keyboard must be for an earlier version. The keyboard for the luggable was awful, literally unusable, probably foam and foil, but the MDT-60 keyboard was compatible and would plug in and work. Good luck, hope you get it!

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PlacaFromHell

Unread post by PlacaFromHell » 30 Dec 2018, 04:08


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digital_matthew

Unread post by digital_matthew » 30 Dec 2018, 04:30

PlacaFromHell wrote: Soviet buckling springs :?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/USSR-Soviet-Ru ... 2318748653
In Soviet Russia, springs buckle...oh wait it isn't 2009 anymore :|

Hak Foo

Unread post by Hak Foo » 30 Dec 2018, 06:31

The description sounds more like capacitive foam-and-foil.

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Keybug

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Elrick

Unread post by Elrick » 31 Dec 2018, 01:12

digital_matthew wrote: In Soviet Russia, springs buckle...oh wait it isn't 2009 anymore :|
Makes no difference to the West ;) .

They have a very hard time reconsidering reality, these days. Best to always live in the past to allay their own irrational fears and suspicions.

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Unread post by Polecat » 31 Dec 2018, 06:04

Multitech "Accufeel" keyboard with/for Apple II. No clue which switches this would have.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-APPLE-II- ... :rk:1:pf:0

It's in France if that helps anyone.

ITT Xtra branding on what looks like an Acer KB-101A/6011 case, but those sure aren't Alps switches!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273632453122?V ... 3632453122

Are those Keytronics foam and foil?

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Chyros

Unread post by Chyros » 31 Dec 2018, 11:09

Polecat wrote: Multitech "Accufeel" keyboard with/for Apple II. No clue which switches this would have.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-APPLE-II- ... :rk:1:pf:0

It's in France if that helps anyone.

ITT Xtra branding on what looks like an Acer KB-101A/6011 case, but those sure aren't Alps switches!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273632453122?V ... 3632453122

Are those Keytronics foam and foil?
The first should be Multitech dome with slider.

Second looks very much like Mitsumi hybrid.

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y11971alex

Unread post by y11971alex » 31 Dec 2018, 22:22


Polecat

Unread post by Polecat » 31 Dec 2018, 22:34

Chyros wrote: The first should be Multitech dome with slider.

Second looks very much like Mitsumi hybrid.
Thanks, Chyros, much appreciated! I had never heard of Multitech dome with slider until I saw your Franklin review, and I have one of those keyboards. The Apple II version is new to me also, and I had done a lot of digging for Multitech/Acer info. Good stuff.

Polecat

Unread post by Polecat » 31 Dec 2018, 22:37

Caution - that is not the original Leading Edge box! It's probably from the keyboard that replaced the Leading Edge, which would suggest it's not new.

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JP!

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abrahamstechnology

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zrrion

Unread post by zrrion » 01 Jan 2019, 00:50

These don't come around too often and are super cool boards.
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Red_October

Unread post by Red_October » 01 Jan 2019, 01:27

zrrion wrote: These don't come around too often and are super cool boards.
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What the hell is it for? It's got a headphone jack, two RCA "Phono" jacks with labeling for -200V and +250V, a Mate-N-Lok(?) for DC power, and no other connections. Some kind of current-loop thing going on here? I have become... confused.

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chip chop

Unread post by chip chop » 01 Jan 2019, 01:33

Its a Morse Code keyboard... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8kkWKUiG_E

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ekeppel

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Unread post by ekeppel » 01 Jan 2019, 01:35

chip chop wrote:Its a Morse Code keyboard... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8kkWKUiG_E
@chip chop Yep! Are you a ham by chance?

Eric W1JH

Polecat

Unread post by Polecat » 01 Jan 2019, 01:39

Red_October wrote:
zrrion wrote: These don't come around too often and are super cool boards.
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What the hell is it for? It's got a headphone jack, two RCA "Phono" jacks with labeling for -200V and +250V, a Mate-N-Lok(?) for DC power, and no other connections. Some kind of current-loop thing going on here? I have become... confused.
Ham radio. I'm dating myself (and I'm not even my type!). "CW" is Continuous Wave. Apparently this keyboard translates keystrokes to morse code to modulate a CW transmitter. The high voltage outputs would have been used with vacuum tube transmitters, specifically for whatever interface circuit the user built for that connection. Positive for plate voltage, negative for grid bias. I'm surprised there isn't a filament supply also, but they probably pulled that off the transmitter.

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Chyros

Unread post by Chyros » 01 Jan 2019, 02:01

Polecat wrote:
Chyros wrote: The first should be Multitech dome with slider.

Second looks very much like Mitsumi hybrid.
Thanks, Chyros, much appreciated! I had never heard of Multitech dome with slider until I saw your Franklin review, and I have one of those keyboards. The Apple II version is new to me also, and I had done a lot of digging for Multitech/Acer info. Good stuff.
I don't think Multitech dome with slider is documented, but I have one of those boards :) .

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bronz

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digital_matthew

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Chyros

Unread post by Chyros » 03 Jan 2019, 15:55

digital_matthew wrote: Converted 3277 for lots of money:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/66-key-IBM-327 ... SwmfhcHFBG
Even for a space-saving keyboard, that's a lot of money. Is that a realistic market price now? Oo

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HzFaq

Unread post by HzFaq » 03 Jan 2019, 15:58

Chyros wrote:
digital_matthew wrote: Converted 3277 for lots of money:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/66-key-IBM-327 ... SwmfhcHFBG
Even for a space-saving keyboard, that's a lot of money. Is that a realistic market price now? Oo
I guess we'll find out if it sells...Hell of a lot of money for a keyboard though, more than my last two cars combined :lol: .

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digital_matthew

Unread post by digital_matthew » 03 Jan 2019, 16:06

Chyros wrote:
digital_matthew wrote: Converted 3277 for lots of money:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/66-key-IBM-327 ... SwmfhcHFBG
Even for a space-saving keyboard, that's a lot of money. Is that a realistic market price now? Oo
Probably not. This 3279 has been languishing for months now:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-keyboard-3 ... :rk:2:pf:0

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JP!

Unread post by JP! » 04 Jan 2019, 03:20

Gold 3279 :shock: - A keyboard fit for King Midas himself.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-IBM-3278-D ... :rk:1:pf:0
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ramnes
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Unread post by ramnes » 04 Jan 2019, 03:25

Ahah, almost tempting!

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