Great/Interesting Finds

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depletedvespene

20 Apr 2020, 17:34

EnthusiastDude wrote:
13 Apr 2020, 11:52
IBM Typewriter with very interesting keycaps. I think it's Bulgarian and German and of course double dye-sub. The price is a bit steep though.

https://www.willhaben.at/iad/kaufen-und ... 370174328/
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A Mazing.

100€ doesn't sound like that much after taking into account this is for the whole typewriter.

kelvinhall05

20 Apr 2020, 18:02


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zrrion

20 Apr 2020, 22:22

Yeah, it uses those for the lock switches on the hairpin version

kelvinhall05

20 Apr 2020, 22:40

Yeah I was told that in dt discord server shortly after posting. Whoops.


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kbdfr
The Tiproman

23 Apr 2020, 17:58

Looks like someone jumped on the occasion to complete their Cherry G80-5000 with its numpad:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/283854205544

Rare (and expensive) Rohde & Schwarz keyboard, unmistakably Cherry:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/164166944987

VINTAGE 1918 Book ~ THE MECHANISM of the MONOTYPE KEYBOARD:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/303546933711

Findecanor

24 Apr 2020, 16:15

Findecanor wrote:
15 Apr 2020, 09:12
Pack of three KPT-84, in boxes. US layout. Grey and black colour scheme. PS/2.
Available for "Buy It Now" within Sweden only.
The pack of three didn't sell, so the owner has relisted one for 250 SEK + s/h (Sweden only.), Buy Now only.
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Slom

24 Apr 2020, 21:28

NTC with what looks like white alps for 50$
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeos-N ... 4709579328
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a bunch of clare pendar reed switches
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-20-Vint ... 4265154928
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this is soooo cool ... but I don't know what I would do with 100 of them
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-Of-100-Vin ... 3501221214
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forter4

26 Apr 2020, 17:52

John Doe wrote:
06 Mar 2020, 14:57
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1980-IBM-P ... %7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lear-Siegler-A ... %7Ciid%3A1


Both are what I want but beyond I could pay, rich asshole take them...and share here.
OOF, there were two other IBM PT-2 keyboards on sale the past month...I REALLY regret passing up on them

kelvinhall05

26 Apr 2020, 20:02

forter4 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 17:52
John Doe wrote:
06 Mar 2020, 14:57
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1980-IBM-P ... %7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lear-Siegler-A ... %7Ciid%3A1


Both are what I want but beyond I could pay, rich asshole take them...and share here.
OOF, there were two other IBM PT-2 keyboards on sale the past month...I REALLY regret passing up on them
What switches do those have?

forter4

26 Apr 2020, 21:13

kelvinhall05 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 20:02
forter4 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 17:52
John Doe wrote:
06 Mar 2020, 14:57
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-1980-IBM-P ... %7Ciid%3A1

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lear-Siegler-A ... %7Ciid%3A1


Both are what I want but beyond I could pay, rich asshole take them...and share here.
OOF, there were two other IBM PT-2 keyboards on sale the past month...I REALLY regret passing up on them
What switches do those have?
I believe they're Micro Switch SD-series

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snacksthecat
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27 Apr 2020, 05:54

forter4 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 21:13
kelvinhall05 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 20:02
forter4 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 17:52


OOF, there were two other IBM PT-2 keyboards on sale the past month...I REALLY regret passing up on them
What switches do those have?
I believe they're Micro Switch SD-series
The Lear Siegler is stackpole if I recall

forter4

27 Apr 2020, 06:32

snacksthecat wrote:
27 Apr 2020, 05:54
forter4 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 21:13
kelvinhall05 wrote:
26 Apr 2020, 20:02


What switches do those have?
I believe they're Micro Switch SD-series
The Lear Siegler is stackpole if I recall
Yup! Apologies; I meant the IBM PT-2

John Doe

28 Apr 2020, 06:51


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subcat

28 Apr 2020, 14:08


davkol

29 Apr 2020, 18:29


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JP!

29 Apr 2020, 19:27

Sorry, I couldn't help but go off on a tangent here...
Spoiler:

EnthusiastDude

30 Apr 2020, 14:10

https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 7-228-7436

I have no clue what that is though.

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wadeak78

30 Apr 2020, 14:44

EnthusiastDude wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 14:10
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 7-228-7436

I have no clue what that is though.
Its an Incoterm terminal keyboard. It looks like it has Stackpole switches.
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.p ... rm-a103-06
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JP!

30 Apr 2020, 21:05

I recognized that as some sort of airline terminal keyboard. Lots of interesting stories in the comments section of that article.

Also: XMIT Hall Effect
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Prototype-Xmit ... SwKzVdOyFu

EnthusiastDude

30 Apr 2020, 22:05

wadeak78 wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 14:44
EnthusiastDude wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 14:10
https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anz ... 7-228-7436

I have no clue what that is though.
Its an Incoterm terminal keyboard. It looks like it has Stackpole switches.
http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.p ... rm-a103-06
Incoterm Keyboard PCB.jpg
Oh, not so interesting after all.

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wadeak78

01 May 2020, 09:32

EnthusiastDude wrote:
30 Apr 2020, 22:05
Oh, not so interesting after all.
It's still interesting, just not for the switches.

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Validus

02 May 2020, 09:15

Slom wrote:
24 Apr 2020, 21:28
NTC with what looks like white alps for 50$
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zeos-N ... 4709579328
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I got a hold of one of those. Most interesting thing about it is what they did with the Left Shift instead of stabilizing it. The green "switch" has no spring or switchplate and the key binds pretty badly.
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Picked up this thing, a DataDesk PC 8700 JR/XT. Runs in XT protocol and I got it with a clearly homemade DIN to IBM PCjr adapter. Took me a bit to figure out what the switches were, SMK spring over dome. They feel pretty good but half the switches are dead. When I get time I'm going to try and clean it and see if that helps.
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depletedvespene

02 May 2020, 15:29

Validus wrote:
02 May 2020, 09:15
I got a hold of one of those. Most interesting thing about it is what they did with the Left Shift instead of stabilizing it. The green "switch" has no spring or switchplate and the key binds pretty badly.
Looks like this was done to use the same plate on ANSI and ISO keyboards (as IBM did on the Model M, but they got it right).

John Doe

02 May 2020, 17:12

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3914514123

I know some guy is still staying hungary for this, clean but a bit pricey?

kelvinhall05

02 May 2020, 18:10

John Doe wrote:
02 May 2020, 17:12
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3914514123

I know some guy is still staying hungary for this, clean but a bit pricey?
Oof, I want that xD

But yeah, it is kinda overpriced. Cool boards but nothing too special about them.

MMcM

02 May 2020, 19:11

A Wyse terminal:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/143558714664

Interesting for a couple of reasons.

One, not only does it come with the original box. But the original box is addressed to Thinking Machines. From where over 35 years it made it to a thrift store in Danbury.

Second, the keyboard, in all its stepped glory (all the contact surfaces are 1u, no matter what the size of the keycap), is one of those ones with the weird 10-pin connector. Yes, it looks kind of DIN-ish, but as far as I know isn't a standard. I have a similar keyboard from an OEM, Altos. The protocol is fairly well documented and there is a version of Soarer's for these, except everybody connects to it by taking off the cable and plugging into the 10-pin header directly.

There aren't any markings on the plug. If someone does get inspired to acquire the terminal (anything beyond a keyboard takes up too much space for me), I'd be interested to know whether the receptacle has any.

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dcopellino

03 May 2020, 15:14

Radio shack keyboard 277-1020 replacement.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333589948289
Paving the way to carving custom wooden cases. Who knows more on these keyswitches?
I like very much space cadet style function keys...

John Doe

03 May 2020, 15:44

kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 May 2020, 18:10
John Doe wrote:
02 May 2020, 17:12
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3914514123

I know some guy is still staying hungary for this, clean but a bit pricey?
Oof, I want that xD

But yeah, it is kinda overpriced. Cool boards but nothing too special about them.
So how much would be a reasonable price for it? I'm interested in wang keyboard variants, but this one plus shipping will kill me. :cry:

MMcM

04 May 2020, 04:57

dcopellino wrote:
03 May 2020, 15:14
Radio shack keyboard 277-1020 replacement.
I believe these were surplus Coleco Adam keyboard insides. If so, they are (better than average) rubber domes.

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