IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Dingster

19 Feb 2019, 20:21

Any ideas?
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Noobmaen

19 Feb 2019, 20:23


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Dingster

19 Feb 2019, 20:28

Noobmaen wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 20:23
wiki/NTC_KB-6251
Thanks :)

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PlacaFromHell

19 Feb 2019, 21:28

Fujitsu pearless?

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Lbibass

19 Feb 2019, 21:50

PlacaFromHell wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:28
Fujitsu pearless?

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nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.

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mattlach

19 Feb 2019, 23:09

Lbibass wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:50
nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.
I'm curious how you can tell. What are the giveaways?

So many of these look like unbranded Model M's to me.

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PlacaFromHell

20 Feb 2019, 04:17

Lbibass wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:50
PlacaFromHell wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:28
Fujitsu pearless?

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nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.
Do you know what model it is?

Lbibass

20 Feb 2019, 20:56

PlacaFromHell wrote:
20 Feb 2019, 04:17
Lbibass wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:50
PlacaFromHell wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:28
Fujitsu pearless?

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nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.
Do you know what model it is?
No clue, I just can recognise the caps.

Lbibass

20 Feb 2019, 20:56

mattlach wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 23:09
Lbibass wrote:
19 Feb 2019, 21:50
nah, that's an alps board. Tai Hao caps.
I'm curious how you can tell. What are the giveaways?

So many of these look like unbranded Model M's to me.
The giveaways are typically the font used on the caps, and the colors. Tai Hao used colored modifiers sometimes.

Aran.E99

22 Feb 2019, 19:52

Maybe not the right place but can anyone help me identify this old computer/keyboard combo that was in my dad's office?
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Sorry for the blurry pic, best I could get :D

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Keybug

24 Feb 2019, 21:28

Sorry, can't help you there, but this is an alarming reminder of how un-ergonomic early computers were. I mean, look at that wrist extension! Ouch, that tenosynovitis when younger self sat at his C64 all day...

Aran.E99

25 Feb 2019, 13:35

Just looking at it makes my wrists hurt! If I were my dad, I would have stuck something under the front and used those books as a wrist rest :lol:

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kybernator

25 Feb 2019, 20:36

Not at all sure, but:

There were many clones of Apple II, or maybe rather Apple IIe, that used case/keyboard combos like this. Might have been one of those.

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JP!

25 Feb 2019, 21:50

It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems.
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mattlach

25 Feb 2019, 22:22

Keybug wrote:
24 Feb 2019, 21:28
Sorry, can't help you there, but this is an alarming reminder of how un-ergonomic early computers were. I mean, look at that wrist extension! Ouch, that tenosynovitis when younger self sat at his C64 all day...
I had the later, thinner (and less brown) C64C edition of the C64 released in 1986, so I never had that problem, but yeah I can see that with the initial version.

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hansichen

25 Feb 2019, 23:49

JP! wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 21:50
It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems
This is such an awesome design. There is a working one for sale in Germany, sadly it's not cheap :lol:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/173303250279

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OleVoip

27 Feb 2019, 10:36

Function keys on the monitor, underneath dynamic labels. Neat!

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AlbertoGP

27 Feb 2019, 15:05

Aran.E99 wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 19:52
Maybe not the right place but can anyone help me identify this old computer/keyboard combo that was in my dad's office?
That’s an Olivetti M20:

http://www.z80ne.com/m20/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivetti_M20

I’ve never seen this computer in person, but I recognized the Olivetti style. We had Olivetti PCs in high school and they were my favourites, we had also several IBM PS(2 with Model Ms, and in a corner an IBM PC which might have had a Model F, but the Olivettis had better processors, probably more ram, and better monitors and even mice so I spent most of my time with them. The keyboards were quite good for membranes and I love the design of those PCs, so I recently got and restored one (ANK-27-102 N), and it works great after all those years.

Aran.E99

27 Feb 2019, 17:12

AlbertoGP wrote:
27 Feb 2019, 15:05
Aran.E99 wrote:
22 Feb 2019, 19:52
Maybe not the right place but can anyone help me identify this old computer/keyboard combo that was in my dad's office?
That’s an Olivetti M20:

http://www.z80ne.com/m20/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivetti_M20

I’ve never seen this computer in person, but I recognized the Olivetti style. We had Olivetti PCs in high school and they were my favourites, we had also several IBM PS(2 with Model Ms, and in a corner an IBM PC which might have had a Model F, but the Olivettis had better processors, probably more ram, and better monitors and even mice so I spent most of my time with them. The keyboards were quite good for membranes and I love the design of those PCs, so I recently got and restored one (ANK-27-102 N), and it works great after all those years.
Thank you so much! I told my dad and he immediately recognised the name and and said "yes! that's definitely it - I had to get some computers for the office but the only ones the computer shop had were Olivetti!"

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inmbolmie

27 Feb 2019, 20:15

JP! wrote:
25 Feb 2019, 21:50
It slightly reminds me of an HP computer but I will try and research more a bit later. Of course keyboards built into desks were the superior choice for long hours compared to these un-ergonomic systems.

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That monitor size and placement doesn't look very ergonomic or comfortable though :?

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Felima

03 Mar 2019, 13:09

Can someone please help me identify this keyboard? Someone is selling it on a local auction site and I would like to know if it is worth buying. Thank you
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ZedTheMan

04 Mar 2019, 01:51

Do these look like cherry doubleshots to anyone? If not, what do you suppose is in this thing? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3083471036

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Polecat

04 Mar 2019, 04:34

ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 01:51
Do these look like cherry doubleshots to anyone? If not, what do you suppose is in this thing? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3083471036
BTC foam and foil. Some of the 5060s had MX mount stems, others had Keytronics style split stems, but both were foam and foil.

imdatperson

04 Mar 2019, 04:56

Polecat wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:34
ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 01:51
Do these look like cherry doubleshots to anyone? If not, what do you suppose is in this thing? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3083471036
BTC foam and foil. Some of the 5060s had MX mount stems, others had Keytronics style split stems, but both were foam and foil.
No actually- I was going to get this board, but I waited too long (still a bit salty lol). I asked the seller for a pic and it appears to be some sort of prototopre of some kind. I have a pic if you need.

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ZedTheMan

04 Mar 2019, 04:58

imdatperson wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:56
Polecat wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:34
ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 01:51
Do these look like cherry doubleshots to anyone? If not, what do you suppose is in this thing? https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3083471036
BTC foam and foil. Some of the 5060s had MX mount stems, others had Keytronics style split stems, but both were foam and foil.
No actually- I was going to get this board, but I waited too long (still a bit salty lol). I asked the seller for a pic and it appears to be some sort of prototopre of some kind. I have a pic if you need.
Ooh, I would like to see if you can!

imdatperson

04 Mar 2019, 05:02

ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:58
imdatperson wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:56
Polecat wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 04:34


BTC foam and foil. Some of the 5060s had MX mount stems, others had Keytronics style split stems, but both were foam and foil.
No actually- I was going to get this board, but I waited too long (still a bit salty lol). I asked the seller for a pic and it appears to be some sort of prototopre of some kind. I have a pic if you need.
Ooh, I would like to see if you can!
https://imgur.com/a/rSz9xNs Yeahhhhh here you go :( Very pissed at myself for letting this one go.

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Polecat

04 Mar 2019, 05:06

imdatperson wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:02

Yeahhhhh here you go :( Very pissed at myself for letting this one go.
Wow, always something new, even when it's old! Thanks for sharing that.

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ZedTheMan

04 Mar 2019, 05:07

Hey, don't beat yourself up! Odds are it was just a very mediocre dome with slider, right?

imdatperson

04 Mar 2019, 05:24

ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 05:07
Hey, don't beat yourself up! Odds are it was just a very mediocre dome with slider, right?
Heh, yeah.................... XD

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Felima

04 Mar 2019, 11:13

I guess I'll have to buy it and check for myself. Hopefully it won't a be a crappy rubberdome

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