Huge Vintage Computer (And Keyboard) Warehouse Sale

PDP_11

19 Oct 2019, 22:27

I have posted about this sale on VCfed, Facebook, and various Reddit forums.

I am liquidating a large warehouse in Houston filled with vintage computers and video games, as well as LOTS of vintage mechanical keyboards.

THIS IS NOT COMPUTER RESET IN DALLAS

I have found:
Beamsprings
Many IBM Model F (XT and AT)
Many Model M
Lots of Apple M0110 and M0110a
At least 20 AEK II
Apple Lisa Keyboard
DEC Keyboards
IBM 029 Keypunch Keyboard

Various exotic keyboards from the 70s and 80s

Please email me at tsraguso@gmail.com with any questions about pictures, pricing, or appointments. Please do not send DMs.

I will update this thread with info about any particularly interesting finds.

PDP_11

19 Oct 2019, 22:40

This is a Raytheon 226274 keyboard that appears to be from the late 60s or early 70s. It is extremely rare, and I have been unable to find any pictures online of it. The keyboard uses Raytheon KB-SR1 switches, which are made of glass, and allow you to see the switch mechanism in action. The keycaps are of an interesting shape, which enhances the vintage look. The keyboard is contained in a metal case, and it weighs in at 7.5lbs.

I am currently taking offers on this keyboard.

I have included pics, including of the keycap mount, the switches, and the PCB.
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User101

19 Oct 2019, 22:57

Interesting. How do they feel?

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depletedvespene

19 Oct 2019, 23:07

PDP_11 wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 22:27

I am liquidating a large warehouse in Houston filled with vintage computers and video games, as well as LOTS of vintage mechanical keyboards.

THIS IS NOT COMPUTER RESET IN DALLAS
!!!

CR became so famous, other warehouses must indicate they're a different one.

PDP_11 wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 22:27
I have found:
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Woah. I'd love to see all that.

PDP_11 wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 22:27
I will update this thread with info about any particularly interesting finds.
Good luck with handling the liquidation! I look forward to seeing your updates.

PDP_11

21 Oct 2019, 01:03

On Saturday, November 2, I will be conducting the first on-site sale from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This sale will be focused on, but not limited to, selling the numerous CRT monitors inside the warehouse.

All computers, video games, mechanical keyboards, and punch-card equipment that are accessible will also be for sale.

There are loads of mechanical keyboards, especially early Macintosh boards.

In order to avoid long lines, I will be taking appointments by email. Appointments are taken first-come, first-serve, with preference given to volume buyers.

Available slots:
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM
2:00 PM
3:00 PM

Please email me with any questions.

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abrahamstechnology

21 Oct 2019, 02:06

Do you ship boards?

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21 Oct 2019, 02:24

Well darn, I can't make it this week. Next week looks good. May I come during a weekday? I'll follow up by email. I'm in Austin. Cheers

PDP_11

25 Oct 2019, 22:52

All times are filled except 3:00 PM

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29 Oct 2019, 04:07

I managed to visit the warehouse on Sunday! My haul is documented here:
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PDP_11 requested that visitors take minimal, tasteful photos of the warehouse. They don't want this getting to the level of overwhelming, unmanageable interest as the Computer Reset find. I'd say that Computer Reset is larger but there are plenty of interesting items here.

I'll leave a few teasers here of items that I was unable to bring home with me due to price. Contact PDP_11 if you'd like to buy anything. I'm hoping to head back in a few weeks.
Baby Beamspring!
Baby Beamspring!
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Nintendo ROB.
Nintendo ROB.
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IBM punchcard machine keyboard, seven remaining.
IBM punchcard machine keyboard, seven remaining.
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Black case Apple II.
Black case Apple II.
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

29 Oct 2019, 18:45

Might be going on a roadtrip soon :mrgreen:

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29 Oct 2019, 22:51

PDP_11 wrote:
19 Oct 2019, 22:40
This is a Raytheon 226274 keyboard that appears to be from the late 60s or early 70s. It is extremely rare, and I have been unable to find any pictures online of it. The keyboard uses Raytheon KB-SR1 switches, which are made of glass, and allow you to see the switch mechanism in action. The keycaps are of an interesting shape, which enhances the vintage look. The keyboard is contained in a metal case, and it weighs in at 7.5lbs.

I am currently taking offers on this keyboard.
If someone gets this board please post and share. I made what I thought was a more than fair offer for this board and it was declined. The seller thinks this one is worth more than a Beamspring, close to Space Cadet pricing.

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05 Nov 2019, 04:39

Did anyone manage to make it out to Houston this past weekend?

PDP_11

10 Nov 2019, 04:52

This is a NIB Cromemco CKBA keyboard.
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Ascen1ty

21 Nov 2019, 00:37

PDP_11 wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 04:52
This is a NIB Cromemco CKBA keyboard.20191109_215046.jpg20191109_215053.jpg
That's absolutely gorgeous.

Good luck with the clear out :)

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