Great/Interesting Finds

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Keybug

02 Aug 2019, 22:00

Early replacement board, says KTC on PCB - Keytronic?

Me not much of a connaisseur of anything that came before DIN plugs...

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PlacaFromHell

03 Aug 2019, 00:51

Keybug wrote:
02 Aug 2019, 22:00
Early replacement board, says KTC on PCB - Keytronic?

Me not much of a connaisseur of anything that came before DIN plugs...
Keytronic magnetic reed.

Lanrefni

05 Aug 2019, 06:08

Macway Datacomp TP-997KB-J nice little Mac keyboard with black alps and some dual English/Japanese keycaps.

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waldorf120

05 Aug 2019, 19:35

Scrolling through ebay this morning and found this mysterious gem. Some googling revealed that this is a keyboard for IBM PC clones made in Taiwan. One person found MX Black switches in it but it was from a beige colored keyboard. Maybe someone here is willing to take a chance on it for <$100USD shipped?

It's a terminal board for various "Twin Data" terminals

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hansichen

05 Aug 2019, 19:49

waldorf120 wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 19:35
Scrolling through ebay this morning and found this mysterious gem. Some googling revealed that this is a keyboard for IBM PC clones made in Taiwan. One person found MX Black switches in it but it was from a beige colored keyboard. Maybe someone here is willing to take a chance on it for <$100USD shipped?

It's a terminal board for various "Twin Data" terminals
I'd say this one is from the same factory as well (different labels but it's also made in Taiwan and has the same keycaps style): https://www.ebay.com/itm/233306099040/

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

05 Aug 2019, 20:06

waldorf120 wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 19:35
Scrolling through ebay this morning and found this mysterious gem. Some googling revealed that this is a keyboard for IBM PC clones made in Taiwan. One person found MX Black switches in it but it was from a beige colored keyboard. Maybe someone here is willing to take a chance on it for <$100USD shipped?

It's a terminal board for various "Twin Data" terminals
If the layout was ANSI I'd give it a shot. But if it was buckling spring those caps would be to die for.

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User101

05 Aug 2019, 20:12

Redmaus wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 20:06
waldorf120 wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 19:35
Scrolling through ebay this morning and found this mysterious gem. Some googling revealed that this is a keyboard for IBM PC clones made in Taiwan. One person found MX Black switches in it but it was from a beige colored keyboard. Maybe someone here is willing to take a chance on it for <$100USD shipped?

It's a terminal board for various "Twin Data" terminals
If the layout was ANSI I'd give it a shot. But if it was buckling spring those caps would be to die for.
It's most likely not since many model m 122-keys keyboards have the empty square on the top left.

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snacksthecat
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05 Aug 2019, 20:14

I'm gonna go for it, unless anyone else is interested.

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User101

05 Aug 2019, 20:16

snacksthecat wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 20:14
I'm gonna go for it, unless anyone else is interested.
I am very very interested. I asked for a picture of the switch and the seller haven't respond yet

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User101

05 Aug 2019, 20:21

Found some more info on this board. Apparently a dome board from an old GH thread. I'm not 100% sure tho

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depletedvespene

05 Aug 2019, 20:24

snacksthecat wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 20:14
I'm gonna go for it, unless anyone else is interested.
I look forward to your report.

The more I look at it, the more I think "Keytronic II: the Return".

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elecplus

05 Aug 2019, 20:24

I have those in beige, which do indeed have vint MX blacks. I have never seen one in black though.

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snacksthecat
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05 Aug 2019, 20:27

Actually the photo makes it look like the guy himself ordered it on ebay, was disappointed in what it turned out to be, and decided to chuck it off to someone else :lol:

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User101

05 Aug 2019, 20:35

snacksthecat wrote:
05 Aug 2019, 20:27
Actually the photo makes it look like the guy himself ordered it on ebay, was disappointed in what it turned out to be, and decided to chuck it off to someone else :lol:
I think there's a high possibility of rubber domes here lol. There's a white one on ebay that looks the same(well of course except the color). See pic.
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

05 Aug 2019, 23:40

It looks like the board in Cindy's pic has matching green sublegends to the Computer lab one. So my bet is on domes.

Red_October

06 Aug 2019, 04:07

I've got one of those Computer Lab International host-attached terminal-emulator jobbies, they are indeed rubber domes.

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Gamuholic

06 Aug 2019, 06:11

I have a black one that's the same model, KPV6B05. It is indeed rubber dome. My beige TI AT has Taiwan Jet Axis.
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waldorf120

06 Aug 2019, 19:12


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subcat

06 Aug 2019, 19:24

waldorf120 wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 19:12
Today an ancient HHKB with fujitsu leaf springs??

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that's fujitsu dome with slider

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Prelim

07 Aug 2019, 11:40

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-XT-AT-Ta ... 3860821380

is the Cyrillic pad-printed as the normal red version?

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hansichen

07 Aug 2019, 17:29

Prelim wrote:
07 Aug 2019, 11:40
https://www.ebay.de/itm/Cherry-XT-AT-Ta ... 3860821380

is the Cyrillic pad-printed as the normal red version?
Yeah, and it's again the seller which sells used stuff as new...

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Prelim

07 Aug 2019, 18:34

autch! even if it's used, it seems to be in great condition though (still have the plastic on the coiled cable)

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waldorf120

07 Aug 2019, 21:12

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AJM

08 Aug 2019, 18:50

Blimey!
I've seen some weird stuff in the "ergo"/split department, but that clearly tops it all. :lol:

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photekq
Cherry Picker

08 Aug 2019, 19:49

Reminds me of this.

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waldorf120

08 Aug 2019, 19:56

photekq wrote:
08 Aug 2019, 19:49
Reminds me of this.
According to that post the Safetype is the successor to Riemann's prototype. Thank you for that history photekq!

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snacksthecat
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10 Aug 2019, 04:00

These keycaps have me drooling. What type of keyboard is this?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Casio-FP-1100- ... 3316556868

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Edit: Oh, duh. There are more pictures in the listing.

Lanrefni

15 Aug 2019, 07:19

Pretty good deal-Cherry MX 11900 USB for $30 shipped.

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ramnes
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15 Aug 2019, 23:01


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