IBM SSK club!

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depletedvespene

10 Nov 2017, 17:25

Which one of those was ISO in the first place? I can't tell the difference between each. :)

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POTV

10 Nov 2017, 17:32

The two lower SSK’s should be ANSI - according to the Backspace Keys, which are similar :-)

feltel

06 Jul 2018, 17:58

I'd like to join the club. Am I allowed to? ;-) With this board my Model M collection is nearly complete. The board I got from @Puree is in an amazing condition. None of the rivets are missing, it is clean and practically like a new one. Originally I planned to convert it to ISO, but it would be a shame to pop of the rivets. So I ISOfied it as far as possible. Instead of the Print-Screen, Scroll-Lock and Pause keys I placed media keycaps I got from Unicomp. I planning to build an external Soarers converter box sometimes soon, so I'm able to map media functions to those three keys. Regarding customization I did not want to do an "RGB mod" as it seems rather common. So I went the light blue way, which I kinda like.

Proudly presenting my SSK:
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... nice green sublegends for use in the financial sector:
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... birth certificate:
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... together with its larger brothers:
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depletedvespene

07 Jul 2018, 00:43

depletedvespene wrote: Unless, of course, my other SSK takes that place (once it gets back to me).
It got back to me, and it was good. And then I decided to transform it into something unique: the XXK.
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Yes, I had posted it on another thread, but it has to go here as well, doesn't it?

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JP!

07 Jul 2018, 00:57

depletedvespene wrote: It got back to me, and it was good. And then I decided to transform it into something unique: the XXK.
I like it :)

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Scarpia

07 Jul 2018, 20:17

depletedvespene wrote: It got back to me, and it was good. And then I decided to transform it into something unique: the XXK.
Go home IBM, you're drunk.

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kekstee

11 Jul 2018, 01:58

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depletedvespene

11 Jul 2018, 02:53

Is this a terminal SSK or just the keycaps from one?

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kekstee

11 Jul 2018, 09:47

It's a terminal SSK. I put in an M controller instead of converting the real one so far.

andrewjoy

11 Jul 2018, 17:12

You dont get the embedded number pad if you do that right ?

I know at one point webwit ( i think) was selling replacement controller chips for SSKs , i wonder if you put one in a normal M controller it would work ?

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kekstee

11 Jul 2018, 17:28

Yes that's correct.
First time I hear about those replacement chips, that might work.

andrewjoy

12 Jul 2018, 12:41

They where NoS original IBM ICs from SSKs

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webwit
Wild Duck

12 Jul 2018, 15:12

I have still plenty left...

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andrewjoy

12 Jul 2018, 16:00

did you ever try one in a 101 matrix ?

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webwit
Wild Duck

12 Jul 2018, 19:33

Nope.

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hansichen

12 Oct 2018, 22:49

Finally I can join this club :mrgreen: There will come quite a few pictures including the unboxing procedure to build up some hype ;)
Spoiler:
The big package arrives:
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Everything well packed:
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The first view onto the beauty:
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And finally the unpacked beauty:
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The sticker on the back:
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The normal broken rivet finds :lol:
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Very clean and good condition:
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The Esc-key is missing, thankfully it's the only missing cap. Also a view on the good condition badge.
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Nice SSK-sublegends on German caps. I really like that all AltGr legends are sideprinted on this board, including @²³|.
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I'm super happy that I was able to get this board. I was looking for a ssk-keyboard for quite a while but normally they always come up on ebay.us with ansi-layout. I'm super happy that I was able to get a German one in Germany and I'm even more happy about the colourway :mrgreen: The broken rivets seem to be around the arrow keys which still work fine but don't feel that well. The main part of the board is in very good condition so I can't complain at all. I really enjoy the the size of the board, that makes the whole Model M feeling way more usable on my desk.

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depletedvespene

12 Oct 2018, 23:28

Let me, from the very bottom of my heart (and liver, and gallblader, and kidneys), be the first to say...

ENVYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. :mrgreen:

Contragulations!

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JP!

12 Oct 2018, 23:43

That is breathtaking.

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wobbled

13 Oct 2018, 00:23

PHWOAAAHHH that is a nice SSK, grats bro!

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ramnes
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13 Oct 2018, 22:36

Wow, an industrial SSK in ISO, what a find! How many are known so far, including this one? Three, maybe four?

I only know two: the one that tinnie found, and one that sold for a pretty high price on ebay.ca quite some time ago, if I remember correctly.

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hansichen

13 Oct 2018, 23:47

I personally only know of the one tinnie found but I haven't followed it that closely. That one is apparently the same "version" as mine. While mine has the Iso-de product number his had the Iso-uk part number. There should be other versions too according to the part number wiki.

SilenceGoo

16 Oct 2018, 05:12

Is there any difference between the grey and industrial grey ssk? Typing feeling same at least.
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hansichen

16 Oct 2018, 18:42

The boards itself are the same, just the colour is different. They are very rare and sought, an ansi industrial ssk with blue caps already sold for over 1000$ :?

SilenceGoo

17 Oct 2018, 09:13

hansichen wrote: The boards itself are the same, just the colour is different. They are very rare and sought, an ansi industrial ssk with blue caps already sold for over 1000$ :?
Just the difference of the color makes the price of 1000+$? :o :o :o Unbelievable insane...
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hansichen

17 Oct 2018, 10:27

IBM prices exploded quite a bit... The blue keys of these car repair shop indy SSKs are fairly neat and I hope that people pay extra for them. I wouldn't expect a normal indy ssk to fetch such prices but you never know

tinnie

22 Apr 2019, 02:16

ramnes wrote:
13 Oct 2018, 22:36
Wow, an industrial SSK in ISO, what a find! How many are known so far, including this one? Three, maybe four?

I only know two: the one that tinnie found, and one that sold for a pretty high price on ebay.ca quite some time ago, if I remember correctly.
nah I'm sure mine is still in snoopy's hand.

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Chyros

22 Apr 2019, 14:14

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Thanks to a recent, generous donation I've joined the SSK club! :D It's a very nice one; ISO- and bolt-modded. It was originally a '1472, now in ISO UK layout. I'm not normally one for the space-saving team, but I now understand what people like about these; it does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Naturally, there will be a review in the future! :)

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depletedvespene

22 Apr 2019, 14:18

Chyros wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 14:14
Thanks to a recent, generous donation I've joined the SSK club! :D It's a very nice one; ISO- and bolt-modded. It was originally a '1472, now in ISO UK layout. I'm not normally one for the space-saving team, but I now understand what people like about these; it does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Naturally, there will be a review in the future! :)
Welcome! It's a bit surprising to discover you weren't a member already, though. Something tells me you ARE going to miss having the numpad around...

(during these weeks, I am testing having an SSK with an M50 to its left, with the numpad and extra keys in there - results have been... underwhelming so far; I intend to post about this the next weekend)

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Chyros

22 Apr 2019, 15:18

depletedvespene wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 14:18
Chyros wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 14:14
Thanks to a recent, generous donation I've joined the SSK club! :D It's a very nice one; ISO- and bolt-modded. It was originally a '1472, now in ISO UK layout. I'm not normally one for the space-saving team, but I now understand what people like about these; it does have a certain je ne sais quoi. Naturally, there will be a review in the future! :)
Welcome! It's a bit surprising to discover you weren't a member already, though. Something tells me you ARE going to miss having the numpad around...

(during these weeks, I am testing having an SSK with an M50 to its left, with the numpad and extra keys in there - results have been... underwhelming so far; I intend to post about this the next weekend)
It's not a keyboard I would've bought myself - but it's a great collector's piece, obviously :) . Yeah, I'll definitely be missing the numpad - although I'm using a fullsize as a backup at the moment at least :) . Also, I swap boards a lot during testing and pre-testing - besides, I have quite a lot on my schedule at the moment, so it'll be a while xD .

greyisbetter

16 Jun 2019, 20:49

Please help. What is a reasonable price to pay for a new open box SSK 1392934 ?

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