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Gamuholic

11 Jun 2019, 03:32

AKEATUA307/6-A1128: https://www.ebay.com/itm/192945064152 ($109.99, free shipping, Make Offer is available)
AKEATU654/1-A1219: https://www.ebay.com/itm/202702792927 (ditto)

I recently picked up one of these from the same model family, an Access-IS AKEATUA654/3. It is very well built and decently heavy. I believe the case is plastic, but it feels sturdy. Mine came with Cherry MX Black switches. They're clean, but they definitely predate the re-tooling because they are very scratchy. Thin doubleshot keycaps. I think this is a cool board that just needs better switches, so I'm going to swap mine out with something eventually (haven't decided yet).
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

11 Jun 2019, 11:59

Looks like a Dolch computer, but apparently isn't one:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/192946204019

Findecanor

11 Jun 2019, 12:24

kbdfr wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 11:59
Looks like a Dolch computer, but apparently isn't one:
https://www.ebay.de/itm/192946204019
Could very well be the same OEM of the basic parts as Dolch used. Early Dolch keyboards were similar to this one's: with Cherry MX switches and thin pad-printed keycaps.

Aran.E99

11 Jun 2019, 12:31

That's a Unitech K959 keyboard by the looks of it. I had a Walters branded one with MX blues. Nice keyboards but I'm not a fan of any MX so I couldn't get along with it. For the price, that is pretty decent.

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Gamuholic

12 Jun 2019, 04:36

https://www.ebay.com/itm/273844978806 ($159.99, free shipping)
Fujitsu N860-2519. The seller claims it has 3rd gen Fujitsu Leaf Spring switches. If I didn't already have a bunch of FLS boards I would've snatched it up :D
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Polecat

12 Jun 2019, 06:25

Findecanor wrote:
11 Jun 2019, 12:24

Could very well be the same OEM of the basic parts as Dolch used. Early Dolch keyboards were similar to this one's: with Cherry MX switches and thin pad-printed keycaps.
Those lunchbox cases were somewhat generic back in the 286/386/486 days. You could buy them separately and install your own mini-AT form factor motherboard and cards, but many were sold already-built. The early ones had a red plasma display (mono CGA if I remember correctly) while later ones had EGA or VGA compatible LCDs.

Wonderful descriptor used on this listing ("Schlepptop").

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

12 Jun 2019, 17:25

Fortunately monthly payments are possible for this item:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233246451339
and for this one from the same seller:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233246116017
:lol:

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

12 Jun 2019, 17:35

I‘d need 3 months just to pay for that shipping!!!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

12 Jun 2019, 17:38


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kbdfr
The Tiproman

12 Jun 2019, 17:49

Italian keyboard for you all vintage IBM fans:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/123798989712

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dcopellino

12 Jun 2019, 20:02

kbdfr wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 17:49
Italian keyboard for you all vintage IBM fans:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/123798989712
Italian very dirty Keyboard fans, i'd suggest.... :lol:

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depletedvespene

12 Jun 2019, 20:13

kbdfr wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 17:49
Italian keyboard for you all vintage IBM fans:
https://www.ebay.it/itm/123798989712
No Fine key. What good is an Italian keyboard if it lacks the Fine key? :cry:

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dcopellino

12 Jun 2019, 20:35

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You are right!. Also mine is half italian & half English. I'd say Italiese, as all of us after all. Maybe at the time of the facts IBM tried to save some money...Mean people if you consider that the introductory price of a 5150 PC started at US$1,565 in early '80s (equivalent to $4,313 of today, less or more). :cry:

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depletedvespene

12 Jun 2019, 20:41

dcopellino wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 20:35
You are right!. Also mine is half italian & half English. I'd say Italiese, as all of us after all. Maybe at the time of the facts IBM tried to save some money...
I have a vague memory of seeing an IBM Model F XT keyboard (back when they weren't new anymore, but when the F AT layout ruled the universe) with Spanish layout and English legends on the mods, too. If I ever find one of those here, I'll throw a DT party, though.

ALSO, boy oh boy do I want the F77 to come out already so I can have a keyboard where ALL non-alphas are icons, with no text legends whatsoever.

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dcopellino

12 Jun 2019, 21:22

Uh... So you are among those who are waiting for the new kishaver? Did you have the chance to try it before placing the order? I am so curious to know how ping is it compared to our old ones.... If we consider that I have two model F AT quite different from each other

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depletedvespene

12 Jun 2019, 22:07

dcopellino wrote:
12 Jun 2019, 21:22
Uh... So you are among those who are waiting for the new kishaver? Did you have the chance to try it before placing the order? I am so curious to know how ping is it compared to our old ones.... If we consider that I have two model F AT quite different from each other
Yes. No. Me too. I don't (yet). :mrgreen:

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Gamuholic

13 Jun 2019, 04:40

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223547882018 ($74.99, $22.05 shipping (for me), Make Offer is available)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223549636780 ($74.99, $22.05 shipping (for me), Make Offer is available)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223549644836 ($49.99, $22.05 shipping (for me), Make Offer is available)
Custom stock market keyboards built by SCM Products, Inc.
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zuglufttier

14 Jun 2019, 14:01

Here's an AEK II for less than 30 euros: https://www.ebay.de/itm/323833684480

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subcat

17 Jun 2019, 07:36


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17 Jun 2019, 08:59


Cid Fabel

17 Jun 2019, 19:02

https://www.ebay.de/itm/HK2000C-KEYBOAR ... Swykxc6ef6

Uhh. One with box and cables and all..

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CL4P-TP

17 Jun 2019, 21:30

Cherry OG ANSI dyesubs for a great price, unfortunately they only ship to Poland (I asked them)
https://allegro.pl/oferta/klawiatura-gu ... 8199205601

latemodel24

18 Jun 2019, 00:12

Cid Fabel wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 19:02
https://www.ebay.de/itm/HK2000C-KEYBOAR ... Swykxc6ef6

Uhh. One with box and cables and all..
Thats not the entire keyboard.

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Dingster

18 Jun 2019, 14:26

CL4P-TP wrote:
17 Jun 2019, 21:30
Cherry OG ANSI dyesubs for a great price, unfortunately they only ship to Poland (I asked them)
https://allegro.pl/oferta/klawiatura-gu ... 8199205601
Sold quite recently. :?

xicanoink

18 Jun 2019, 17:37

Focus 2001 with a cover. Has Windows keys, so probably Alps clones.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Focus- ... ctupt=true

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subcat

19 Jun 2019, 05:10

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g355150485

if anyone’s keen to document this new topre board, that’d be really cool

Hak Foo

20 Jun 2019, 01:21

https://www.bgmicro.com/COM1235.aspx
2nd Generation PCjr boards, NOS, 30 USD each. They also have RAM cards for PC Convertibles if you want to use one for something other than a source of Brown Alps.

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zrrion

20 Jun 2019, 04:11

those just have rubber domes in them, not brown alps

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User101

20 Jun 2019, 05:45

zrrion wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 04:11
those just have rubber domes in them, not brown alps
He means that you can get some ram cards for the PC convertible from the same seller if you actually cares about the computer

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Monster-Toys

20 Jun 2019, 08:31

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Superrech-PEGA- ... 1438.l2649

It is a "computer" from the 80th for german doctors to help them calculate insurance fees. The switches are cherry M8.

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