Great/Interesting Finds

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Keybug

17 Jul 2019, 12:11

Keybug wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 20:28
Probably the only keyboard (okay, keypad) ever to feature an "Anal" key...
I'm actually getting it. Turns out it probably has green ALPS. I wonder if / what it will output using a serial plug adapter...

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depletedvespene

17 Jul 2019, 12:48

Keybug wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 12:11
Keybug wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 20:28
Probably the only keyboard (okay, keypad) ever to feature an "Anal" key...
I'm actually getting it. Turns out it probably has green ALPS. I wonder if / what it will output using a serial plug adapter...
You should program it to output "…ysis" whenever pressed, to troll dirty-minded users. :mrgreen:


(...oh, I got funny stories about "inappropriate" variable names in source code... :lol: )

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waldorf120

18 Jul 2019, 19:11

Lot of 4 untested IBM SSK 2s (dome over membrane). Only $150, not bad if you like the format but don't mind the dome over membrane business.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

19 Jul 2019, 16:27

Remember that nice vintage G80-1000 HAR Cherry board?
Keybug wrote:
13 Jul 2019, 08:46
G80-1000HAR, supposedly NIB. Any guesses how much it will go for?
Well, the bidders list shows obvious shill-bidding.
The "bidder" shown as e***a (144) in the bid history is or has been bidding, as the details of his own bid history reveals, on multiple articles of the same seller in many different categories:
- the keyboard, of course, but also
- doll furniture
- Playmobil 1
- Playmobil 2
- Playmobil 3
- Playmobil 4
- Book
- Book
- Toy, which had been listed before where he had been the highest bidder
- Toy train part where he was the highest bidder but then the item was listed again
- Atari console
- Child safety seat
- Laser printer
- Vehicle grill

Oh, and his feedback also reveals a Commodore Amiga 500
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Wazrach

19 Jul 2019, 16:53

Another extremely rare 4980 Model F 127-key terminal keyboard for £175

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-IBM- ... %7Ciid%3A1

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Keybug

19 Jul 2019, 17:44

kbdfr wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 16:27
Well, the bidders list shows obvious shill-bidding.
The "bidder" shown as e***a (144) in the bid history is or has been bidding, as the details of his own bid history reveals, on multiple articles of the same seller in many different categories:
Thanks, Mr eBayWatch, well spotted!

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depletedvespene

19 Jul 2019, 18:09

Wazrach wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 16:53
Another extremely rare 4980 Model F 127-key terminal keyboard for £175

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-IBM- ... %7Ciid%3A1
And it's been sold (before I could lament that "May not ship to the United States). I hope whoever got it will enjoy it a lot.

Wazrach

19 Jul 2019, 18:11

depletedvespene wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 18:09
Wazrach wrote:
19 Jul 2019, 16:53
Another extremely rare 4980 Model F 127-key terminal keyboard for £175

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-IBM- ... %7Ciid%3A1
And it's been sold (before I could lament that "May not ship to the United States). I hope whoever got it will enjoy it a lot.
I was trying to get one of my IRL friends to buy it, but I guess they're not as nuts as I am. :P Sorry you didn't get it, bud.

Wazrach

19 Jul 2019, 18:11

I was really hoping someone on Deskthority would document it.

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ZedTheMan

20 Jul 2019, 17:18

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3057453365

Another "great" find.

IBM Model F 83 Key Buckling Spring Keyboard * cLiCkY ClickEr excellent works *

Well that just installs confidence and a sense of professionalism.

Rezene

20 Jul 2019, 20:08

ZedTheMan wrote:
20 Jul 2019, 17:18
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3057453365

Another "great" find.

IBM Model F 83 Key Buckling Spring Keyboard * cLiCkY ClickEr excellent works *

Well that just installs confidence and a sense of professionalism.
I don't get why they aren't advertising that's its an F122 how can you see that board and still call it an 83 key when the 122's are so much more valuable

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depletedvespene

20 Jul 2019, 20:11

Same seller initially listed a bunch of M122 and F122 keyboards, all at the same price. Perhaps the guy just doesn't know better.

Never mind, it was another doofus.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

21 Jul 2019, 01:21

Not sure if that's great or not but that Olivetti thing got me interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163784235531

Rezene

21 Jul 2019, 01:46

ramnes wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 01:21
Not sure if that's great or not but that Olivetti thing got me interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163784235531
look at the size of that return key

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purdobol

21 Jul 2019, 02:21

ramnes wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 01:21
Not sure if that's great or not but that Olivetti thing got me interested: https://www.ebay.com/itm/163784235531
Looks similar to second one in this thread:
viewtopic.php?t=8429

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Darkshado

26 Jul 2019, 07:30

Two finds while browsing Kijiji classifieds:

Model F XT, 100 $CAD : https://www.kijiji.ca/v-jeux-video-vint ... 1448735327

Datalux MURUC, Cherry ML according to the wiki, 50 $CAD : https://www.kijiji.ca/v-mice-keyboards- ... 1429549989

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Keybug

26 Jul 2019, 10:29

That raised Enter key on the Datalux!

There's a Televideo board with white space invaders up on eBay US, BTW...

here

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swampangel

26 Jul 2019, 14:29

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General Instrument TI-99 Alps SKCC Cream, one broken switch stem https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Archer-TI-99-4- ... 2737579100 (current bid $13.50CAD, 6h left)

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Fortron 286 RT-101+, outer edge stepped caps, I think it will have space invaders (but idk if there's other possibilities), scratch on O key https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-FORTRON ... 3843817784 (current bid $1CAD, 1d 11h left)

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Muirium
µ

26 Jul 2019, 14:47

The latter does indeed look like a space invader board. The twin coloured numpad legends suggest it’s a nice early style one, like mine.

Wazrach

26 Jul 2019, 14:55

Muirium wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 14:47
The latter does indeed look like a space invader board. The twin coloured numpad legends suggest it’s a nice early style one, like mine.
Really wouldn't mind a space invaders board in good condition, preferably linear. I tried linearising mine but ended up destroying several switches. -.-

Honestly, that bizarre battleship variant Thomas showed looks amazing.

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Muirium
µ

26 Jul 2019, 17:13

Leave them clickies alone!

Space invaders are middling-rare, and no one’s making them any more. Leave those succulent clicky blacks to those of us who appreciate them in their natural state!

Far as I’m concerned, they’re the best clicky modular switch ever made, blue Alps included. They’re more umami, more savoury, more filling.

Wazrach

26 Jul 2019, 17:18

Muirium wrote:
26 Jul 2019, 17:13
Leave them clickies alone!

Space invaders are middling-rare, and no one’s making them any more. Leave those succulent clicky blacks to those of us who appreciate them in their natural state!

Far as I’m concerned, they’re the best clicky modular switch ever made, blue Alps included. They’re more umami, more savoury, more filling.
I wouldn't have attempted the mod if it wasn't for the switches being scratchy. It doesn't help when the switches are heavy to begin with. :P

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

27 Jul 2019, 18:33


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depletedvespene

27 Jul 2019, 18:41

It's a rather normal (rebranded) Unicomp M122. I bet that the "glittery" keycaps have a rather prosaic origin, like "Something fell into the plastic while we were molding the caps and afterwards didn't bother discarding that batch."

Wazrach

27 Jul 2019, 18:42

GAH!!! Make it go away!

orihalcon

28 Jul 2019, 23:45

All the black M122's I sold a while back had the glitter in them as well, though I didn't really list it as a selling point because you really have to be looking at it right in order to see it. I still have a couple of those M122's I believe if anyone wants one, or just the caps for a more reasonable price.

Wazrach

28 Jul 2019, 23:50

orihalcon wrote:
28 Jul 2019, 23:45
All the black M122's I sold a while back had the glitter in them as well, though I didn't really list it as a selling point because you really have to be looking at it right in order to see it. I still have a couple of those M122's I believe if anyone wants one, or just the caps for a more reasonable price.
I thought it was some kind of distasteful custom keycap set.

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swampangel

02 Aug 2019, 02:56


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fohat
Elder Messenger

02 Aug 2019, 02:59

What a beauty! Hardly any yellowing at all and well <$100 shipped.

Somebody should pounce on it.

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kokokoy

02 Aug 2019, 03:21

25% off and free intl. shipping for orders above $100 for DSA Hana, SA Nuclear and SA Lime at PMkK.

https://pimpmykeyboard.com/

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