Great/Interesting Finds

Slom

22 Sep 2019, 23:57


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User101

23 Sep 2019, 01:47

I think that ADDS keyboard is qualified for the ugliest keyboard competition

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zrrion

23 Sep 2019, 02:12

wow rude

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Muirium
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23 Sep 2019, 07:03

Ugly keyboards have feelings too!

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Keybug

23 Sep 2019, 18:26

Slom wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 23:57
anybody else thinking that ebay kinda dried out?
Acutally, I've been thinking just that a lot for the last half year or so. Kleinanzeigen, too. Maybe a sort of critical moment has come where most of the remaining interesting vintage keyboards are already in the hands of collectors and laypeople have practically run out...

kmnov2017

23 Sep 2019, 18:37

Keybug wrote:
23 Sep 2019, 18:26
Slom wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 23:57
anybody else thinking that ebay kinda dried out?
Acutally, I've been thinking just that a lot for the last half year or so. Kleinanzeigen, too. Maybe a sort of critical moment has come where most of the remaining interesting vintage keyboards are already in the hands of collectors and laypeople have practically run out...
Couldn't agree more. Stock definitely seems to be drying out. I guess its now going to come down to trades....

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Muirium
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23 Sep 2019, 19:47

…and collectors’ estate sales! Nobody’s immortal. But practically everybody has relatives who don’t understand keyboards at all.

Findecanor

23 Sep 2019, 20:50

In the "interesting" category (for me at least...):
A Remington-made Blickensderfer typewriter with a type of Swedish version of Blickensderfer's symmetric "Scientific Key-Board" layout. It must have been manufactured approx ~115 years ago.
I have definitely not seen this layout before, and I find it unlikely that I will ever see it again, knowing the rarity of these typewriters. (Of course, it is added to the Wiki already)

xxhellfirexx

30 Sep 2019, 02:07

Finally something worth posting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283628675757

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Raumfahrer

30 Sep 2019, 05:15

xxhellfirexx wrote:
30 Sep 2019, 02:07
Finally something worth posting.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/283628675757
how high will it go... taking bets...

xxhellfirexx

30 Sep 2019, 05:49



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kbdfr
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30 Sep 2019, 11:49


xxhellfirexx

02 Oct 2019, 08:36

$200 USD Blue Alps keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143399948938

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User101

02 Oct 2019, 19:10

xxhellfirexx wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 08:36
$200 USD Blue Alps keyboard

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143399948938
Totally a ripoff for a not so well built keyboard with garbage caps(mine have pad printed thin abs). You can get these from China no more than 80 as low as 15. Guess the condition justified the price?

Slom

02 Oct 2019, 19:49

Slom wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 23:57
anybody else thinking that ebay kinda dried out?
I should complain more often ...

Micro Switch SW
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Texas-Ins ... 3888119257

Keytronic Magnetic Reed (?)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynapath-CNC-K ... 1841917766

That dustcover!!!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Paymas ... 3668925103


Thats the variant where they managed to put a rubberdome in between the keycap and the switch ... not so good, are they?

Slom

02 Oct 2019, 20:24


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JP!

02 Oct 2019, 21:17

Slom wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 20:24
Two (!!!) complete Lisp machines

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Symbolics-LISP ... 2785906324
:shock: :shock:

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JP!

02 Oct 2019, 21:18

Also I wanna try and go after that TI board if that's alright.

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mr_a500

02 Oct 2019, 21:21

Gah! I wanted to try for that TI keyboard! Oh well, I guess I'm doomed.

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depletedvespene

02 Oct 2019, 22:56

This pales after the sight of two LISP machines, and a keycap is missing, and the price is outrageous, but... https://www.ebay.com/itm/113910066412

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zrrion

03 Oct 2019, 02:03

not to start any drama about anything, but that exact M keypad was sold on goodwill's auction site recently for way less that what the seller is now asking for on ebay. They're a very blatantly flipping, and for a ridiculous amount at that. Don't give them any money.

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depletedvespene

03 Oct 2019, 02:05

Yeah. Wasn't gonna. And I hope no one does, either.

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Elrick

03 Oct 2019, 03:50

zrrion wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 02:03
They're a very blatantly flipping, and for a ridiculous amount at that. Don't give them any money.
Essence of 'Flipping" here.

The capitalist's agenda of buying cheap and selling it high. How else do you fulfill Trump's wet-dream 24/7 ;) ?

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OldIsNew

03 Oct 2019, 06:39

Slom wrote:
02 Oct 2019, 19:49

Keytronic Magnetic Reed (?)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dynapath-CNC-K ... 1841917766
Yes it should be, I picked one up a while back:
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=17582&hilit=keytronic

I think I paid about $20. Though this one looks really nice, the asking price of $210 is way out of line IMO.

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Obscure

03 Oct 2019, 11:40

Well-thumbed KB-101A. I was thinking about dropping by - I never had blue Alps under my wrists. But honestly - maybe I just try to forget about it. The wording in this offer feels weird: reason for disposal: herewith I sell a keyboard from Acer brand (really?? I think he is serious about it)

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und ... -329456084

Clevy keyboard, Dutch quality - very noble intention to produce such a device and an eye-catcher for your desk for sure.
wow - only one shift key. consequent design

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und ... 333382002/

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Muirium
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03 Oct 2019, 17:07

That second one deserves a safety warning! Behold it and puke.

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Keybug

03 Oct 2019, 22:35

Three Acer KB-102AS are up on German eBay, at least one with photo-confirmed blue ALPS. Pretty well yellowed, though...

Quite a flood of these around just now, eh?

ghostdawg187

07 Oct 2019, 10:35

Keybug wrote:
03 Oct 2019, 22:35
Three Acer KB-102AS are up on German eBay, at least one with photo-confirmed blue ALPS. Pretty well yellowed, though...
I have bought one of these and wondered about the differences of the labels on the back. On all three labels the model no. "KB-102AS" can be seen, but their serial numbers are significantly different in their beginning. 2 of them start with "MK102..." and one is starting with "S102...-J". Does this indicate the used switch, i.e. white or blue ALPS switches?

BTW: blue ALPS Focus board?

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Escom-Focus-FK- ... SwfkpdlFh8

kmnov2017

07 Oct 2019, 11:31

The Escom Focus is almost certainly a White ALPS board.

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