IBM Model F 122 clean up (before & after)

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snacksthecat
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10 Feb 2019, 23:14

I've had this Model F battleship for sale for a couple of weeks now. I haven't gotten much interest with it in its current state so I decided to clean it up and see if that helps at all. Nothing drastic to see here, just a very thorough cleaning and some new foam.

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digital_matthew

11 Feb 2019, 04:08

Lovely. It's amazing how well these IBMs clean up. Looks like new.

andrewjoy

11 Feb 2019, 12:32

Looks like you did a good job on it.

If you put a sheet of some sort of foam under the plate on the metal case it cuts down the echo of the case quite a bit and also between the top plastic case and the plate mainly between the numbers and the F row ( just a tip from someone who uses an F122 in an open office)

My main 122 is a bit of a junker, lets take a moment for the cracked case( i have a nice one in stores :P)
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Tias

11 Feb 2019, 13:37

andrewjoy wrote:
11 Feb 2019, 12:32
( just a tip from someone who uses an F122 in an open office)
To be able to use a F122 in an open office environment sounds awesome :D I'm using a 88U at work, and even thou its quite silent, I still get frustrating looks from a co-worker, who uses a Apple Magic keyboard btw, whenever I really hammer at it :lol:

How "silent" is your dampened F122? Is it on the same level as an model M?
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darkcruix

11 Feb 2019, 13:51

Great work on the F122!

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My Model F have received a floss mod, but the result is very limited. In an open office situation, you likely get some people upset. When my wife sits downstairs and I type, I definitely get from time to time a grumpy "stop typing so loud".
For me, the typing sound is nothing else but a symphony.
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andrewjoy

11 Feb 2019, 14:40

The foam just stops the reverberation in the case.

You would need to "floss mod" the springs for that.

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