Great/Interesting Finds

imdatperson

07 Mar 2019, 05:04

Noobmaen wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 04:43
Keybug wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 14:47
Spoiler:
Very cool-looking Siemens keyboard dinosaur! Kinda like the Siemens beamspring...
I might go for this if it doesn't get too expensive.
Nice man GL! Looks awesome :)

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AJM

07 Mar 2019, 14:26

We're currently closing the office, where I work. There came up this "Sun SSK" keyboard:
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The key feel is quite awful - like poking a mattress, but the SSK layout looks interesting.
What do you think? Should I give it some care and post more pictures or is it trash/not interesting?

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Dingster

07 Mar 2019, 17:11

AJM wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 14:26
We're currently closing the office, where I work. There came up this "Sun SSK" keyboard:

Sun_SSK_2.jpg

The key feel is quite awful - like poking a mattress, but the SSK layout looks interesting.
What do you think? Should I give it some care and post more pictures or is it trash/not interesting?
Id love to see more of it, even if it feels like shit ;)

Tias

07 Mar 2019, 17:51

AJM wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 14:26
The key feel is quite awful - like poking a mattress, but the SSK layout looks interesting.
What do you think? Should I give it some care and post more pictures or is it trash/not interesting?
Yes, please don't kill it of just yet. We would like to hear more about the "Sun SSK" :D
The layout looks kinda "interesting" so maybe if you give it some TLC and use it for a bit it'll turn out to be a okay board after all :)

Anakey

07 Mar 2019, 18:22

i suspect it will be keytronic F&F that would explain the keyfeel

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Noobmaen

07 Mar 2019, 18:25

It's fujitsu dome with slider like the other sun type 5 boards.

Findecanor

07 Mar 2019, 19:21

AJM wrote:
07 Mar 2019, 14:26
What do you think? Should I give it some care and post more pictures or is it trash/not interesting?
Yes, do save that "Compact 1"! Myself i got the full-size variety just because it looked so good (and I thought old Sun was cool...)
Are the letters also actually a dark purple, and not black is it looks in the pictures?

Please do also save the mouse, and the mouse pad if it is optical. The optical mouse does not work without it.

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AJM

07 Mar 2019, 20:25

Ok then - I'll clean it and report back. :)

- it has a slight rubbery bump, so my description of the feel isn't completely accurate, but it came from the fact that the bottoming-out feel is very soft and spongy
- the legends could be a very very dark purple or blue, but maybe just black
- the mouse isn't optical - it has the classic rubber ball

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dcopellino

10 Mar 2019, 21:09

Hi... For Beam spring fans, I want them to have a look here, on subito.It, an italian classifieds website https://m.subito.it/informatica/ibm-sys ... 08112.htm .
There is an IBM beamspring with all the hardware behind :lol: at a reasonable price.
Take care.

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ZedTheMan

11 Mar 2019, 02:02

Not a terrible deal for a fixer upper F122. If you are ready for a project I could provide some of the missing parts. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3685571072

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fohat
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11 Mar 2019, 02:25

ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 02:02

Not a terrible deal for a fixer upper F122.
Seems rather high to me, but they are getting very scarce. He is a member here, or on GH, or both, I have dealt with him before. And he might discount the price for a direct off-ebay sale.

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ZedTheMan

11 Mar 2019, 04:17

fohat wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 02:25
ZedTheMan wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 02:02

Not a terrible deal for a fixer upper F122.
Seems rather high to me, but they are getting very scarce. He is a member here, or on GH, or both, I have dealt with him before. And he might discount the price for a direct off-ebay sale.
I guess it isn't really a good deal by any stretch, fair enough. But it also isn't terrible.

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bronz

11 Mar 2019, 19:15


Lanrefni

11 Mar 2019, 21:00

That is a hell of a Model M mod,not sure all the extra brass and leather is worth what they're asking. :lol:

xxhellfirexx

12 Mar 2019, 08:20


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fohat
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12 Mar 2019, 12:59

Lanrefni wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 21:00
bronz wrote:
11 Mar 2019, 19:15

WTF
That is a hell of a Model M mod,not sure all the extra brass and leather is worth what they're asking.
I love these steampunk projects, that is one of the most interesting ones I've seen, although I don't actually like the design itself and it certainly isn't as clean as Datamancer's work.

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dotdash

12 Mar 2019, 17:17

I have no idea what this one is. Maybe an 80's terminal keyboard?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Comput ... 3156400261

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Jimmy54669

12 Mar 2019, 17:20

Anakey wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 16:11
Keybug wrote:
28 Feb 2019, 14:47
Very cool-looking Siemens keyboard dinosaur! Kinda like the Siemens beamspring...
Same switches as Haata's Tastatur 280 very unique switches interesting to see the full unit along with the system it was designed for.
I will get it the next days, if there is interest I can make a Post with some Pics( uncleaned vs cleaned aso.) is there a way to get the keyboard working on a modern PC ? i liked the keyboard and that it was a complete system uff I couldn't resist buying it.

xxhellfirexx

12 Mar 2019, 20:05

dotdash wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 17:17
I have no idea what this one is. Maybe an 80's terminal keyboard?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Comput ... 3156400261
It's this one.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18366&start=

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Mar 2019, 17:02


Lanrefni

13 Mar 2019, 19:52

Not sure if mechanical or not,but it does look rather interesting,and it's pretty cheap if I didn't have an AEK II in the mail I'd be all over this just for the way it looks

ajs124

13 Mar 2019, 20:26

Lanrefni wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 19:52
Not sure if mechanical or not,but it does look rather interesting,and it's pretty cheap if I didn't have an AEK II in the mail I'd be all over this just for the way it looks
The listing description says "Rubber dome, PS/2, DIN5 connection, it works."

Lanrefni

13 Mar 2019, 20:33

ajs124 wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 20:26
Lanrefni wrote:
13 Mar 2019, 19:52
Not sure if mechanical or not,but it does look rather interesting,and it's pretty cheap if I didn't have an AEK II in the mail I'd be all over this just for the way it looks
The listing description says "Rubber dome, PS/2, DIN5 connection, it works."
And that's what I get for posting something while still waking up from a nap. :oops: /facepalm

Findecanor

13 Mar 2019, 20:36

Key Tronic Foam-and-foil. The interesting bit would be the built-in trackball.

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tron

13 Mar 2019, 21:23

Five IBM 5251 beamspring boards for $5 bucks each :lol:

https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyb ... time_deal/

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

13 Mar 2019, 23:52

unreal.. I keep hoping for a find like this one day so I can erase my student debt. Hahahaha.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

14 Mar 2019, 17:36


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quochung1989
Vintage Cherry Collector

14 Mar 2019, 17:58

Nice find! 1800 layout. Caps seems dye-subs? It's use MX or MY switchs?

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Myoth

14 Mar 2019, 18:03

it's not dye sub, there isn't any 1800 dye sub

this keyboard has been on ebay since late 2017, and he never reduced the price

samuelcable

14 Mar 2019, 18:09

Myoth wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 18:03
it's not dye sub, there isn't any 1800 dye sub

this keyboard has been on ebay since late 2017, and he never reduced the price
Unfortunate, I think the case and caps are dope

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