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Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 03:26
by digital_matthew
The retirement placard is actually kind of cute...

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 03:32
by JP!
What's funny is that I was actually looking for a gold bicycle chain on eBay but this came up first :lol:

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 04:07
by ekeppel

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 04:22
by JP!
digital_matthew wrote: The retirement placard is actually kind of cute...
I just noticed that the numbers on that placard match the numbers on the bottom label of this keyboard. :lol:

Posted: 04 Jan 2019, 15:15
by kbdfr
Cherry G80-2511 HCX:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/332978233832
(undocumented in the wiki)
Spoiler:
Yes, Cherry. With Cherry switches and Cherry keycaps. Made by Cherry :lol:

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 12:59
by Keybug
NIB Acer switch board for 10€ + 1€ + shipping: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... pp_android

They're great clicky switches really, give them a shot!

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 17:54
by Howarddj
Keybug wrote: Amazing bit of typewriter / computing history here on eBay: an Olivetti XP 1076 computer with a Hermes branded screen and keyboard. Apparently, Olivetti took over the Hermes typewriter business in 1981, then shut it down in 1989. This must be one of the very rare attempts to transport the Hermes brand name into the age of computing. Probably one really, really rare keyboard! Clearly with Olivetti internals and design...
I won the auction for this machine on eBay. I wanted it for the keyboard and the pc case for a sleeper build.
Sadly the keyboard is an olivetti rubber dome :(

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Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 18:14
by Muirium
Pity. Seeing all those domes mounted in a sheet like that really does remind me of Topre. Wonder what it would take to mod this board to capsense… or indeed if anything much would be gained in doing that!

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 22:28
by Keybug
Oh, congrats on getting that! What exacltly is 'sleeper build'??

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 22:31
by samuelcable
Keybug wrote: Oh, congrats on getting that! What exacltly is 'sleeper build'??
outdated look or exterior, greatly modified interior to be the best//modern

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 22:31
by Hypersphere
Muirium wrote: Pity. Seeing all those domes mounted in a sheet like that really does remind me of Topre. Wonder what it would take to mod this board to capsense… or indeed if anything much would be gained in doing that!
My thoughts exactly!

Posted: 05 Jan 2019, 22:41
by Keybug
Wanna try Taiwan jet axis?

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 00:27
by zrrion
Muirium wrote: ...Topre. Wonder what it would take to mod this board to capsense.
How hard is that sort of thing? I don't recall seeing any custom topre stuff that isn't a cap/chassis/dome swap sort of thing.

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 01:07
by Muirium
Surely needs a custom PCB, with capsense pads. CommonSense could definitely drive it, though, so involved but not impossible. Oh, and don’t forget the conical springs!

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 04:35
by zrrion
Yeah, a PCB, domes, and the springs. The PCB and domes wouldn't be hard to get, but the springs would probably need to be harvested. Come to think of it, the springs are probably why you don't see too many custom topre projects.

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 20:20
by Keybug
Two cheap white space invaders boards for you Americans. Good for spares, caps could be nice, given a wash...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADDS-Keyboard- ... SwUHBcMhDe
https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADDS-Keyboard- ... SwJ~xcMhBx

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 08 Jan 2019, 06:30
by Gamuholic
https://www.ebay.com/itm/401612629095
Compaq glued a scanner onto a keyboard.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 00:00
by Red_October
Gamuholic wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 06:30
https://www.ebay.com/itm/401612629095
Compaq glued a scanner onto a keyboard.
We had one of these at work a while ago, it was NIB and it took a while to sell and for not much money. The mechanism was, IIRC, rubber-dome and not of particular note. The scanner also isn't much by today's standards and I'm not at all sure you could even get it to work on a modern system.

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Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 00:04
by abrahamstechnology
zrrion wrote:
06 Jan 2019, 04:35
Yeah, a PCB, domes, and the springs. The PCB and domes wouldn't be hard to get, but the springs would probably need to be harvested. Come to think of it, the springs are probably why you don't see too many custom topre projects.
Can't we get some factory in China to make custom springs? I'd imagine it would be a wildly successful group buy.

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Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 20:43
by Keybug
kbdfr wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 15:15
Cherry G80-2511 HCX:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/332978233832
(undocumented in the wiki)

Yes, Cherry. With Cherry switches and Cherry keycaps. Made by Cherry :lol:
X Used for special orders. Does not signify layout.
Price has gone down dramatically to 120€ with free shipping and you can make offers. Not that bad now - a keeper with some nicer caps?

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 21:44
by Slom

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 21:52
by Lanrefni
Found an interesting looking Wyse terminal board- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WYSE-m ... :rk:9:pf:0

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 09 Jan 2019, 21:56
by TheInverseKey
Lanrefni wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 21:52
Found an interesting looking Wyse terminal board- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WYSE-m ... :rk:9:pf:0
That's the dome version of the Wyse PCE.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 00:11
by Lanrefni
TheInverseKey wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 21:56
Lanrefni wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 21:52
Found an interesting looking Wyse terminal board- https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-WYSE-m ... :rk:9:pf:0
That's the dome version of the Wyse PCE.
That would explain the low price then.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 08:17
by Slom

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 17:00
by Keybug
Got this, but did I overpay? What would have been a good price for it? (I assume it has ALPS plate springs.) Yummy!-

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 17:55
by Howarddj
Congrats to whoever just outbid me to that uk model M on ebay.
£25 +p&p
That's a bargain right there.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 10 Jan 2019, 20:28
by Slom
Keybug wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 17:00
Got this, but did I overpay? What would have been a good price for it? (I assume it has ALPS plate springs.) Yummy!-
It is this one I think, so yes alps plate spring.
https://web.archive.org/web/20150730015 ... l#5576-002

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 21:34
by hansichen
waltervercetti wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 20:57
Guys, what do you think about purchasing keyboards on eBay? Do you know something about scams here or how to detect them? My friend persuades me that there's nothing to fear. He says 'just enter your address carefully, check your zip code here https://worldpostalcode.com/united-stat ... is/chicago and everything's OK'. But in news, I read more and more often about different frauds. So I still hesitate.
Many people here buy stuff on ebay, craigslist and other platforms and normally everything goes well. I personally never had issues when buying a keyboard. If you want to stay save use paypal or other payment services which give the buyer a protection.

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Posted: 11 Jan 2019, 21:38
by madrobby
waltervercetti wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 20:57
Guys, what do you think about purchasing keyboards on eBay? Do you know something about scams here or how to detect them? My friend persuades me that there's nothing to fear. He says 'just enter your address carefully, check your zip code here https://worldpostalcode.com/united-stat ... is/chicago and everything's OK'. But in news, I read more and more often about different frauds. So I still hesitate.
eBay is 100% fine as long as you use PayPal. If anything goes wrong with your purchase the worst thing that can happen is that you have to wait for a couple of weeks to get a refund though opening a case with eBay. As a buyer eBay will always side with you if anything goes wrong, no questions asked.