I grabbed one of these GEACs, too.Rayndalf wrote: ↑11 Dec 2020, 01:02Interesting, the red key on your has white instead of black lettering. The top shell easily comes off with 4 screws. Warm soapy water + a toothbrush followed by rubbing alcohol and eventually brass got mine pretty clean, but I still need new rubber feet.catlady195 wrote: ↑10 Dec 2020, 20:33Followed your lead and offered 35, shipped pretty quick but with less bubble wrap in a smaller packageRayndalf wrote: ↑03 Dec 2020, 22:34
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-GEAC-l ... 3720375622
Offered $35, free shipping and the seller took it. Took a bit of time to ship, but came in a massive box with tons of bubblewrap.
Overall it seems much dirtier than yours but the only broken key is the spacebar. True luck of the draw it seems
Does your caps lock actually lock? Mine seems broken.
Luckily most of those marks and grime will clean up, shame about the spacebar (I might just be really dirty, I'm not sure how to lube these switches yet).
The yellowing is pretty amazing. Did you need to put on sunscreen to go to this library?
Case needed Super Green and it's still kinda grayish. The logo is a bit different: the ɑ seems to have been filled in. I don't know with what color, since it was dirt colored when it arrived and now after scrubbing it's (darker) grayish.
Most of the switches have broken corners. Maybe a third seriously.
Caps lock seems to lock. Rubber feet haven't decomposed. (Of course, since I have some spares here. I last used one on a KT F&F where, oddly enough, the foam was fine in the switches but the feet had melted.)
There doesn't seem to be any processor on this board. So maybe the protocol will turn out to be interesting.