Great/Interesting Finds

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Weezer

15 Jul 2020, 22:08

IBM 3178 Model F, new with box and with feet attachments and numberpad keys I haven't seen before.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-IBM-60 ... 9506!US!-1

Honestly I didn't know there were foot attachments for this keyboard

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dcopellino

15 Jul 2020, 23:09

Mine has got pf keys instead of numpad, Italian layout keys, both feet and original box as well. It has got an operative solenoid and it is fully working thanks to Luis Chinese adaptor purchased on eBay. I paid it 150€ shipping included. I removed the original foam, restored it and placed in my collection window. Sometime I take it out if I have something special to write very aloud. It's my F beamspring, pratically. The only bad note is that I can't remap keys due to converter limitations. On the other side, the converter is external so the original cable hasn't never been replaced.

kmnov2017

15 Jul 2020, 23:14

I paid 70 for mine and I ravaged the old controller and cable out of it. It was my second model F after the XT. But it's still the only keyboard with a functional solenoid. This board was also the first board I tried the cypress controller on, and was also the test board for the relay and boost converter POC for powering the solenoid.

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dcopellino

15 Jul 2020, 23:34

kmnov2017 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:14
I paid 70 for mine and I ravaged the old controller and cable out of it. It was my second model F after the XT. But it's still the only keyboard with a functional solenoid. This board was also the first board I tried the cypress controller on, and was also the test board for the relay and boost converter POC for powering the solenoid.
Are you able to remap keys with cypress controller. I'd be curious to give it a try.

kmnov2017

15 Jul 2020, 23:36

dcopellino wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:34
kmnov2017 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:14
I paid 70 for mine and I ravaged the old controller and cable out of it. It was my second model F after the XT. But it's still the only keyboard with a functional solenoid. This board was also the first board I tried the cypress controller on, and was also the test board for the relay and boost converter POC for powering the solenoid.
Are you able to remap keys with cypress controller. I'd be curious to give it a try.
Use our new universal model F/beamspring controller with QMK firmware with full remap options.

kmnov2017

16 Jul 2020, 00:15

kmnov2017 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:36
dcopellino wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:34
kmnov2017 wrote:
15 Jul 2020, 23:14
I paid 70 for mine and I ravaged the old controller and cable out of it. It was my second model F after the XT. But it's still the only keyboard with a functional solenoid. This board was also the first board I tried the cypress controller on, and was also the test board for the relay and boost converter POC for powering the solenoid.
Are you able to remap keys with cypress controller. I'd be curious to give it a try.
Use our new universal model F/beamspring controller with QMK firmware with full remap options. I wouldn't recommend cypress, the amount of effort needed to configure the board is way too much.

forter4

16 Jul 2020, 02:42


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Weezer

16 Jul 2020, 18:01

forter4 wrote:
16 Jul 2020, 02:42
Sooooo, these are not good prices then? lol

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164235482970
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333652858394
Those are real steals, you'd better snap those up before I do :O

The missing 3 and 8 keys on the first one really quadruple the value with all the extra character the board has now.

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Weezer

19 Jul 2020, 20:36


kelvinhall05

19 Jul 2020, 21:00

Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 20:36
SSK $200 USD or best offer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-Sp ... Sw0otfFIVc
Description says it needs a bolt mod. Isn't this average price for one, regardless of bolt mod?

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Weezer

19 Jul 2020, 21:20

kelvinhall05 wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 21:00
Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 20:36
SSK $200 USD or best offer.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-Model-M-Sp ... Sw0otfFIVc
Description says it needs a bolt mod. Isn't this average price for one, regardless of bolt mod?

The main reason I posted it was because it looks like the seller is willing to let it go for as low as $150 with the best offer option, and I thought an SSK for less than $200 seemed like a decent deal. If you don't think it's worth being posted I'll take it down

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ddrfraser1

19 Jul 2020, 23:08

forter4 wrote:
16 Jul 2020, 02:42
Sooooo, these are not good prices then? lol

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164235482970
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333652858394
That's bananas

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Weezer

19 Jul 2020, 23:17

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-IB ... Sw3yJfFLTx

Model M Brazilian layout with split right shift.
Last edited by Weezer on 20 Jul 2020, 11:18, edited 3 times in total.

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hellothere

19 Jul 2020, 23:59

Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 23:17
Lexmark-IBM Model M with interesting split right shift key. New with box $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-IB ... Sw3yJfFLTx
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/d7d6.htm says Brazilian, Portuguese, or Spanish layout. The board has that "C" with an accent mark under it and a couple other accent modifiers.

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hellothere

20 Jul 2020, 00:09

This Ortek looks interesting because it has grey Alps clone switches, identical to my NTC-6251EA. It also has the same Tai-Hao TH-5539-5 keycaps. It also looks like it's got a black mounting plate. My NTC has a black metal mounting plate. Hmmmm. I'm not saying they're teh same keyboard, but ...

It's at an average price: $45 US + $20 US shipping. I'll caution that the weighting on those switches is a tad high.

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depletedvespene

20 Jul 2020, 00:17

Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 23:17
Lexmark-IBM Model M with interesting split right shift key. New with box $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-IB ... Sw3yJfFLTx
Definitely a Portuguese (Brazil) Model M.

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Weezer

20 Jul 2020, 00:36

depletedvespene wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 00:17
Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 23:17
Lexmark-IBM Model M with interesting split right shift key. New with box $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-IB ... Sw3yJfFLTx
Definitely a Portuguese (Brazil) Model M.
hellothere wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 23:59
Weezer wrote:
19 Jul 2020, 23:17
Lexmark-IBM Model M with interesting split right shift key. New with box $100

https://www.ebay.com/itm/NIB-Vintage-IB ... Sw3yJfFLTx
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/d7d6.htm says Brazilian, Portuguese, or Spanish layout. The board has that "C" with an accent mark under it and a couple other accent modifiers.
Sorry guys, thought this was rare :lol: I'll take my post down.

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depletedvespene

20 Jul 2020, 00:44

Don't! Portuguese (Brazil) Model M keyboards aren't common. Much less for sale in USA.

(not that I'm not eyeing getting it for myself)

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hellothere

20 Jul 2020, 00:47

https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/product/UWZBP4A. They don't quite match up, but that could be an older one. I love that "type" is in Comic Sans. They also use a minimum of three fonts. Somewhere, a design artist is sobbing over this.

From the DataCal website:
DataCal produces it's own line of Large Print keyboards - The EZ See Keyboards, for enhanced visibility, and multiple language keyboards. As an authorized distributor for Cherry keyboards and TG3 Electronics, we have both the quality products and the experienced, professional service to insure the right keyboard solution for you

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hellothere

20 Jul 2020, 00:49

depletedvespene wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 00:44
Don't! Portuguese (Brazil) Model M keyboards aren't common. Much less for sale in USA.

(not that I'm not eyeing getting it for myself)
That $100 price isn't bad. The $33 shipping is a bit excessive.

forter4

20 Jul 2020, 02:58

https://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-29-Keypunc ... _cvip=true

Ok, who's the one who bought this for $1,500?

BadCrab

20 Jul 2020, 06:28

I thought this was a pretty cool little numpad, Seller's asking price is outrageous though:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-VINTAGE-I ... 3268823414

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Weezer

20 Jul 2020, 11:20

I know the beamspring market is what it is but I'm still kind of blown away that this went for $3000
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333652853060?_ ... 1758.m4704

kmnov2017

20 Jul 2020, 12:07

Weezer wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 11:20
I know the beamspring market is what it is but I'm still kind of blown away that this went for $3000
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333652853060?_ ... 1758.m4704
lol, whoever bought it is in for a big disappointment. The model F is so much better than a beamspring!
But then again, whatever makes one happy....

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hellothere

20 Jul 2020, 19:56

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIN-5-Pin-Mini ... 4367261247
Doing Bad Math, it's about $43, including shipping.

I did ask the seller to take off a key cap and take a picture of the switch. "Can't do that." I also asked for a pic of the back label and that was also denied. This would be cool if it was genuine Alps. It's probably rubber dome.

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Weezer

20 Jul 2020, 20:01

hellothere wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 19:56
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIN-5-Pin-Mini ... 4367261247
Doing Bad Math, it's about $43, including shipping.

I did ask the seller to take off a key cap and take a picture of the switch. "Can't do that." I also asked for a pic of the back label and that was also denied. This would be cool if it was genuine Alps. It's probably rubber dome.
Did you ask him if the keyboard was "clicky"

Pretty sus that he won't send a pic of the back.

kelvinhall05

20 Jul 2020, 20:29

Weezer wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:01
hellothere wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 19:56
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIN-5-Pin-Mini ... 4367261247
Doing Bad Math, it's about $43, including shipping.

I did ask the seller to take off a key cap and take a picture of the switch. "Can't do that." I also asked for a pic of the back label and that was also denied. This would be cool if it was genuine Alps. It's probably rubber dome.
Did you ask him if the keyboard was "clicky"

Pretty sus that he won't send a pic of the back.
Monterey DWS, avoid viewtopic.php?t=12990

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Weezer

20 Jul 2020, 20:34

kmnov2017 wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 12:07
Weezer wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 11:20
I know the beamspring market is what it is but I'm still kind of blown away that this went for $3000
https://www.ebay.com/itm/333652853060?_ ... 1758.m4704
lol, whoever bought it is in for a big disappointment. The model F is so much better than a beamspring!
But then again, whatever makes one happy....
I mean I think they each have their advantages. I'd say the model F is a better overall design because it's more durable and takes less effort to maintain. The beamspring switch feels better in my opinion but only after hours and hours of cleaning and lubrication to get them to a point where they're not scratchy and then you have to clean them every so often so they don't get dust in the switch.

MMcM

21 Jul 2020, 21:58

DIY cable for DIY wiring:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313154976511

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hellothere

21 Jul 2020, 22:05

kelvinhall05 wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:29
Weezer wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 20:01
hellothere wrote:
20 Jul 2020, 19:56
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DIN-5-Pin-Mini ... 4367261247
Doing Bad Math, it's about $43, including shipping.

I did ask the seller to take off a key cap and take a picture of the switch. "Can't do that." I also asked for a pic of the back label and that was also denied. This would be cool if it was genuine Alps. It's probably rubber dome.
Did you ask him if the keyboard was "clicky"

Pretty sus that he won't send a pic of the back.
Monterey DWS, avoid viewtopic.php?t=12990
Thanks for pointing that out. I would have been cool if it had blue Alps :D

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