Great/Interesting Finds

Rayndalf

11 Sep 2020, 07:37

zzxx53 wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 04:22
Lexmark branded m13, with box
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124275298889
Seller apparently has 10+ available, wonder if he accepts offers
I offered $140 a piece (so $280) for two, figure I always end up buying stuff in pairs so I might as well plan on it and save some shipping. In this case I think one would make a nice gift.

If Unicomp still has some I'll commit a crime and shove one in an industrial case (do they even fit?).

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Jesseg

11 Sep 2020, 08:26

xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 01:40
Strange keyboard layout and caps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203102820325
What an absolute nightmare, who bought that!? and why is the A key a giant circle???

Jimi14

11 Sep 2020, 08:30

"the compuphone 2000". I'ts a keyboard with a built in telefon allowing you to make calls directly from your computer!

https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/417 ... og-telefon

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-CompuP ... 4140695848 (US version)

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Findecanor

11 Sep 2020, 11:28

xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 01:40
Strange keyboard layout and caps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203102820325
All right. I didn't know the AbKey had made it to production.

Rayndalf

11 Sep 2020, 12:28

Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 07:37
zzxx53 wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 04:22
Lexmark branded m13, with box
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124275298889
Seller apparently has 10+ available, wonder if he accepts offers
I offered $140 a piece (so $280) for two, figure I always end up buying stuff in pairs so I might as well plan on it and save some shipping. In this case I think one would make a nice gift.

If Unicomp still has some I'll commit a crime and shove one in an industrial case (do they even fit?).
I uh...they actually took it. Not again.

zzxx53

11 Sep 2020, 17:29

Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 12:28
Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 07:37
zzxx53 wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 04:22
Lexmark branded m13, with box
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124275298889
Seller apparently has 10+ available, wonder if he accepts offers
I offered $140 a piece (so $280) for two, figure I always end up buying stuff in pairs so I might as well plan on it and save some shipping. In this case I think one would make a nice gift.

If Unicomp still has some I'll commit a crime and shove one in an industrial case (do they even fit?).
I uh...they actually took it. Not again.
It probably won't fit the Unicomp industrial case without modifications, given the presence of mouse buttons.
Don't forget to report back once you got them.

xxhellfirexx

11 Sep 2020, 20:52

Jesseg wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 08:26
xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 01:40
Strange keyboard layout and caps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203102820325
What an absolute nightmare, who bought that!? and why is the A key a giant circle???
Thomas would love this one right?

Quotron keyboard.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373204798659

Rayndalf

11 Sep 2020, 21:04

xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 20:52

Thomas would love this one right?

Quotron keyboard.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373204798659
That's pretty cool. Any idea what kind of switches it uses?

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j0d1

12 Sep 2020, 00:23


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hellothere

12 Sep 2020, 00:39

zzxx53 wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 17:29
Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 12:28
Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 07:37


I offered $140 a piece (so $280) for two, figure I always end up buying stuff in pairs so I might as well plan on it and save some shipping. In this case I think one would make a nice gift.

If Unicomp still has some I'll commit a crime and shove one in an industrial case (do they even fit?).
I uh...they actually took it. Not again.
It probably won't fit the Unicomp industrial case without modifications, given the presence of mouse buttons.
Don't forget to report back once you got them.
I have one of those Unicomp industrial cases sitting right next to me. If anyone measurements or something, send me a PM.

Me aiding and abetting crime. I'm gonna be on so many lists ...

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hellothere

12 Sep 2020, 00:46

Jesseg wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 08:26
xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 01:40
Strange keyboard layout and caps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203102820325
What an absolute nightmare, who bought that!? and why is the A key a giant circle???
It's their version of a perfected keyboard, with AEIOU in an arc where you can reach them easily.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-AbKey-Qwe ... 4834423509 ($35, BTW). Direct link to video is https://vimeo.com/67786802.

Almost 100% positive it's a rubber dome. I can't find anything specifically about keyswitches.

Came out in 2005.

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hellothere

12 Sep 2020, 01:36

Rayndalf wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 21:04
xxhellfirexx wrote:
11 Sep 2020, 20:52

Thomas would love this one right?

Quotron keyboard.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/373204798659
That's pretty cool. Any idea what kind of switches it uses?
Well, I did some forum spelunking and found this:
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Scantlin Switches. Pic was from Haata.

I'm not necessarily saying they're the same, but that's one really big case. I think they'd fit.

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typingweb10

12 Sep 2020, 20:04

500$ for complete display writer and beam-spring keyboard, a deal if you live in Tennessee or can make a drive there. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 8084644131

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SneakyRobb
THINK

12 Sep 2020, 21:34

j0d1 wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 00:23
IBM 5110 for 500$CAD: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-desktop-compute ... 1523386528
Nabbed this
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Rayndalf

12 Sep 2020, 22:43

hellothere wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 01:36
Well, I did some forum spelunking and found this:
Spoiler:
2012-04-05 21.32.14.jpg
Scantlin Switches. Pic was from Haata.

I'm not necessarily saying they're the same, but that's one really big case. I think they'd fit.
What a strange design, I wonder how they feel.
SneakyRobb wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 21:34
Nabbed this
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I can't imagine the excitement.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

12 Sep 2020, 22:51

SneakyRobb wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 21:34
Nabbed this

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Along with the massive disk drive :lol:
typingweb10 wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 20:04
500$ for complete display writer and beam-spring keyboard, a deal if you live in Tennessee or can make a drive there. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 8084644131
Copped it 8-)

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j0d1

13 Sep 2020, 01:07

IBM 1130 for 14k$cad: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectible ... 1523650872

Probably negotiable ;)

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

13 Sep 2020, 01:17

j0d1 wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 01:07
IBM 1130 for 14k$cad: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-art-collectible ... 1523650872

Probably negotiable ;)
You'd think for that much the dude could at least rotate the pictures properly :|

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darkcruix

13 Sep 2020, 02:05

SneakyRobb wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 21:34
j0d1 wrote:
12 Sep 2020, 00:23
IBM 5110 for 500$CAD: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-desktop-compute ... 1523386528
Nabbed this

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Oh, I am soooo jealous :)

xxhellfirexx

13 Sep 2020, 20:23


Rayndalf

13 Sep 2020, 22:01

zzxx53 wrote:
09 Sep 2020, 04:22
Lexmark branded m13, with box
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124275298889
Seller apparently has 10+ available, wonder if he accepts offers
Definitely worth the $140 a piece.

The one I opened was definitely NOS, as expected the seller just taped the two boxes together and shipped them, but other than the extra tape even the boxes look new.

Unfortunately the cable had split on the one I opened. Anyone had luck internally converting one (AT -> USB and Serial -> USB and both USB to a small USB hub)?
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dcopellino

13 Sep 2020, 22:12

May i suggest some sugru (Google it, if you don't know what I am speaking of) to fix the frayed cable.... Anyway prices are rising, even if nos, IMHO.

Rayndalf

13 Sep 2020, 22:36

dcopellino wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 22:12
May i suggest some sugru (Google it, if you don't know what I am speaking of) to fix the frayed cable.... Anyway prices are rising, even if nos, IMHO.
Prices probably were rising, but this seller takes offers and has "more than 10 available" so I have no idea. I'll keep the second one NIB, but I'd love to have one I can easily use with modern systems.

M9HM

14 Sep 2020, 11:32

https://www.todocoleccion.net/segunda-m ... x117002534

I have found a Sanyo MCB 555. I dont know the usual price for these things, might be a bargain, might be a kidney and a half: I let you guys decide.

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dcopellino

14 Sep 2020, 16:26

Rayndalf wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 22:36
dcopellino wrote:
13 Sep 2020, 22:12
May i suggest some sugru (Google it, if you don't know what I am speaking of) to fix the frayed cable.... Anyway prices are rising, even if nos, IMHO.
Prices probably were rising, but this seller takes offers and has "more than 10 available" so I have no idea. I'll keep the second one NIB, but I'd love to have one I can easily use with modern systems.
Good for you. On my side i'am done with the ibm M13s
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And I must say that the keyswitches manufactured by maxi switch are not bad at all even if they're slightly different from model ms", less vibrant and pingy as if the pvc of the barrel plate with the keyswitches and the back plate all together were more compact and sturdy both on the tactile feeling and the sound hearing. Happy clicking and trackpointing.

gnhuy91

14 Sep 2020, 16:35

M9HM wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 11:32
https://www.todocoleccion.net/segunda-m ... x117002534

I have found a Sanyo MCB 555. I dont know the usual price for these things, might be a bargain, might be a kidney and a half: I let you guys decide.
Not a bargain, the keyboard alone went for ~250usd on a bid 2-3 months ago, so it might be around that price.

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dcopellino

14 Sep 2020, 16:45

Uhlala, what the heck is it doing in Spain such a dino.....
https://www.todocoleccion.net/antigueda ... x212971420
The price is 13X what SneakyRobb paid his, though.....

M9HM

14 Sep 2020, 17:54

It looks in fantastic condition though, and its a beautiful keyboard, that's so I thought someone may find it interesting.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

14 Sep 2020, 18:13

dcopellino wrote:
14 Sep 2020, 16:45
Uhlala, what the heck is it doing in Spain such a dino.....
https://www.todocoleccion.net/antigueda ... x212971420
The price is 13X what SneakyRobb paid his, though.....
laptop hahahaha that's hilarious

Yasu0

14 Sep 2020, 19:30

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