Worth taking pics for the Wiki?

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snuci
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21 Apr 2017, 00:47

Thought I'd post a thread that I can come back to for finds that may or may not be worth putting in the wiki.

How about this keyboard (in process of cleaning) DataComp DFK-700-F2 with Futaba clicky, tombstone key caps and blue spacebar Futaba clicky switch. This has very good key feel but the click is on the way up?
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Daniel Beardsmore

21 Apr 2017, 00:55

Of course. There are few if any keyboards with MA41 switches that are properly documented.

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snuci
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21 Apr 2017, 23:30

Gotta put this up too. No time today or tomorrow.

IBM Model M 1392366 (Came with an IBM RT 6151)
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Speaker
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Can't see this but barrel plate is grey
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snuci
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28 Apr 2017, 00:28

I know these are Mitsumi but what are these called? I can't seem to find them in the wiki. These are from a Commodore PET.
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Daniel Beardsmore

28 Apr 2017, 01:08

I'm not aware that they have a name as they're undocumented.

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snuci
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28 Apr 2017, 01:22

Okay, thanks. I'll take some more pics then. Is the Locking caps lock known? Looks Futaba like. Looks a little more "beefy" than the [wiki]Futaba linear lock[/wiki] but maybe it's the angle.
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Daniel Beardsmore

28 Apr 2017, 01:35

It looks the same to me. I thought that was the annoying one, but it's not — there was another MD series switch with four terminals, and the owner failed to determine where the other two went to and then vanished.

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MrDuul

26 May 2017, 21:45

I'll see what I can do.

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scottc

26 May 2017, 21:54

MrDuul wrote: I'll see what I can do.
What?

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seebart
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26 May 2017, 22:15

MrDuul wrote: I'll see what I can do.
Spoiler:
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snuci
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28 Jul 2017, 14:29

I took some pictures of a Dictaphone Dual Display system that had Cherry Capacative switches. It's uniqueness is that it has lit switches on it and some triple shot key caps. Do we need pics for the wiki or are we good with that's there? We probably don't need the whole system but there's not many pics that are new information.

Pics posted here: http://vintagecomputer.ca/dictaphone-du ... ay-system/

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By the way, this was an IBM Displaywriter competitor which made it of interest to me.

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seebart
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28 Jul 2017, 16:40

snuci wrote: I took some pictures of a Dictaphone Dual Display system that had Cherry Capacative switches. It's uniqueness is that it has lit switches on it and some triple shot key caps. Do we need pics for the wiki or are we good with that's there? We probably don't need the whole system but there's not many pics that are new information.
By the way, this was an IBM Displaywriter competitor which made it of interest to me.
Love it, thanks for sharing. :shock:

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Daniel Beardsmore

28 Jul 2017, 21:55

snuci wrote: Do we need pics for the wiki …?
Of course. Pictures or it didn't happen.

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

29 Jul 2017, 01:24

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: Of course. Pictures or it didn't happen.
Will do along with this keyboard. It's a beauty, historically speaking.

http://vintagecomputer.ca/netronics-pro ... se-inside/

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Daniel Beardsmore

29 Jul 2017, 13:34

There's only one person here who's going to find not one but two Stackpole discrete switch keyboards …

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seebart
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29 Jul 2017, 14:19

snuci wrote: It's a beauty, historically speaking.
Very much so. Really nice!

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

13 Dec 2017, 23:27

Here's the first time I've seen the Hi-Tek logo and patent number on a waffle. Has this been spotted before? More pics to follow in the wiki. This keyboard was in an Exidy Sorcerer that I am cleaning up.
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Daniel Beardsmore

13 Dec 2017, 23:46

I was going to say, finally the black type is proved, but I just realised, there's already proof of that buried in some other topic. Certainly curious though. I'm still curious about the black/clear difference, as the black ones tend to have that little island in the middle of the separator bar that I am guessing would change the pretravel and the actuation force by a tiny amount. Understanding these switches is going to take years yet!

Jurgis

05 Jan 2018, 14:05


Jurgis

05 Jan 2018, 14:10

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Just uploded Datacomp DFK–501F/502F with Futaba MA switches.

wiki/Datacomp_DFK-501F/502F

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Daniel Beardsmore

05 Jan 2018, 23:29

Dankeschön.

I see you called the page 501F/502F — our convention is just to use the primary model (here, 501F) but I wonder if our convention is misleading. It's a hard one, as listing every model variant gets awkward when there's no end of them ... I'm not sure what's best here!

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tactica

08 Jan 2018, 16:53

I'd say leave it as it is until more info becomes available that warrants a change in one way or another. The page name may hurt some eyes but hey, we'll survive :) [cue some music from Gloria Gaynor]

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

16 Feb 2018, 04:04

Is it worth noting the combination? Outbound laptop computer with Alps SKFL lock and Alps common mount low profile switches. I'm just getting around to re-looking at this computer.
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Outbound laptop Alps SKFL lock / Alps common mount low profile
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Daniel Beardsmore

16 Feb 2018, 09:19

It's worth noting everything :)

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snuci
Vintage computer guy

16 Feb 2018, 13:10

Daniel Beardsmore wrote: It's worth noting everything :)
Ya, that's what I figured. I don't think I can take this apart but we'll see on thee weekend.

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