Great/Interesting Finds

cloudhax

07 May 2019, 13:20

what is this? looks vaguely SKCC ish

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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Retrocomputing ... SwSldc0Jb9

Anakey

07 May 2019, 14:19

looks more like Honeywell microswitch then SKCC

Slom

07 May 2019, 19:07

I believe Honeywell Micro Switch normally has a flat top 3, this one has a rounded 3.

Lbibass

07 May 2019, 19:12

The keycaps look like signature plastics, but that doesn't really narrow down anything, because they had keycaps for nearly every single mount out there.

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zrrion

07 May 2019, 19:31

The bottom 2 rows look kinda like it but a better view of the space bar would be a great help. The font doesn't look like the skcc boards I've seen, but it does not necessarily rule it out.
A pic of the switch would settle the matter.

xxhellfirexx

07 May 2019, 20:44


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ramnes
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07 May 2019, 21:29

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1980-IBM-P ... 3997593352

Is it really an hall effect board, as the seller says, or... is it a beamer? :roll:

xxhellfirexx

07 May 2019, 22:00

ramnes wrote:
07 May 2019, 21:29
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1980-IBM-P ... 3997593352

Is it really an hall effect board, as the seller says, or... is it a beamer? :roll:
It's a hall effect keyboard. The top right key is not stepped, the arrow heads are thin, the 3 has a flat top, and the keys are uniprofile.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/173846706539

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Keybug

07 May 2019, 22:14

See here? Looks to be the same.

latemodel24

07 May 2019, 23:03

Somebody go get it
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Comput ... SwKbdc0eHG
Seems to have some dell at101's and a bunch of other goodies.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

07 May 2019, 23:30

My guess is that there is definitely $500 worth of value in there.

An arm full of good keyboards could do it, and a working (or even non-working) Selectric is worth something.

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swampangel

08 May 2019, 22:50

Reveal-branded KB-5181 with box $70USD ("clicker feel")

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Reveal-KB-5181- ... 3147717425

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Keybug

09 May 2019, 09:35

swampangel wrote:
08 May 2019, 22:50
Reveal-branded KB-5181 with box $70USD ("clicker feel")
Supposedly NIB and has blues Montereys / SMK clickies. Nice for you North Americans...

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CL4P-TP

09 May 2019, 10:24


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Raumfahrer

09 May 2019, 11:58

the KB-5181 looks tempting , except for $50 shipping to Japan :!: :shock:

cli

09 May 2019, 12:26

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Vtech- ... 3752719421
Laser III Keyboard
Not new, but also a SMK 2nd generation, but this one with Cherry keycap mount.

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swampangel

09 May 2019, 14:57

Keybug wrote:
09 May 2019, 09:35
swampangel wrote:
08 May 2019, 22:50
Reveal-branded KB-5181 with box $70USD ("clicker feel")
Supposedly NIB and has blues Montereys / SMK clickies. Nice for you North Americans...
Oh I didn't see that there was a switch photo originally, I figured it was a gamble.

Even to Canada, shipping + duty is $45USD :|

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fohat
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09 May 2019, 15:38

I have bought a KB-5181 with blue Cherries, but most of them are SMK, quite nice.

The Laser is a very nice board, too, but neither of these are really top-tier keyboards.

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Raumfahrer

09 May 2019, 17:50


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Keybug

09 May 2019, 21:42

A lovely Zenith ZTX-11-Z on eBay here for a reasonable price, I suppose. Should have ALPS SKCC green.

xxhellfirexx

10 May 2019, 07:21


Polecat

10 May 2019, 16:37

xxhellfirexx wrote:
10 May 2019, 07:21
NOS white Alps
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123760634848
Are you sure about this having white Alps? This is a very late K104 and three of the four closest in serial number I have listed have blue Monterey (SMK) switches.

cli

10 May 2019, 16:59

Polecat wrote:
10 May 2019, 16:37
xxhellfirexx wrote:
10 May 2019, 07:21
NOS white Alps
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123760634848
Are you sure about this having white Alps? This is a very late K104 and three of the four closest in serial number I have listed have blue Monterey (SMK) switches.
I think the latter models are kind of lottery, could be anything.


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Jimmy54669

11 May 2019, 03:29

bidding on the HAL Communications Corp DKB-2010 looks really cool

latemodel24

12 May 2019, 20:36


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subcat

13 May 2019, 03:43

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/au ... id=1&pid=1

probably the coolest thing alps has ever made

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

13 May 2019, 03:45

subcat wrote:
13 May 2019, 03:43
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/au ... id=1&pid=1

probably the coolest thing alps has ever made
inb4 every switch is SKCL striped amber.

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snacksthecat
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13 May 2019, 03:58

//gainsborough wrote:
13 May 2019, 03:45
subcat wrote:
13 May 2019, 03:43
https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/au ... id=1&pid=1

probably the coolest thing alps has ever made
inb4 every switch is SKCL striped amber.
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novelkeys.xyz ca. 1982

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zrrion

13 May 2019, 04:20

I would like to call dibs on that if no one objects.

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