IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

anmq91

22 Dec 2019, 20:47

Just came across this board on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-61 ... Swx0td~ln4

It looks a lot like the 107 key model F but is missing the F row and apparently uses Alps SKCC switches. Has anyone here seen or had any experience with this board before?

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User101

22 Dec 2019, 21:05

anmq91 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 20:47
Just came across this board on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-61 ... Swx0td~ln4

It looks a lot like the 107 key model F but is missing the F row and apparently uses Alps SKCC switches. Has anyone here seen or had any experience with this board before?
Its the pingmaster

anmq91

22 Dec 2019, 21:51

User101 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 21:05
anmq91 wrote:
22 Dec 2019, 20:47
Just came across this board on eBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-61 ... Swx0td~ln4

It looks a lot like the 107 key model F but is missing the F row and apparently uses Alps SKCC switches. Has anyone here seen or had any experience with this board before?
Its the pingmaster
Ahh thank you! Forgot I had seen it in one of Thomas's reviews. I guess the Japanese caps and lack of literature threw me off! :)

Tekkaman

27 Dec 2019, 12:20

Hello, any idea what type of switches this keyboard has? i can't seem to find any info on them.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BBC-Archime ... fresh=true

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zrrion

28 Dec 2019, 07:59

bronz wrote:
30 May 2019, 15:50
bronz wrote:
29 May 2019, 09:17
Anyone can identify this keyboard
with some info please ??

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Anyone??
I know it is Cherry, but nothing except that...
Did you end up getting this board?

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sharktastica

28 Dec 2019, 11:13

Tekkaman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 12:20
Hello, any idea what type of switches this keyboard has? i can't seem to find any info on them.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BBC-Archime ... fresh=true
The keyboard's model is A5000, which has something likely membrane-based from Matsushita at the very least as per Deskthority Wiki: wiki/Acorn_Archimedes

Tekkaman

29 Dec 2019, 11:14

sharktastica wrote:
28 Dec 2019, 11:13
Tekkaman wrote:
27 Dec 2019, 12:20
Hello, any idea what type of switches this keyboard has? i can't seem to find any info on them.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BBC-Archime ... fresh=true
The keyboard's model is A5000, which has something likely membrane-based from Matsushita at the very least as per Deskthority Wiki: wiki/Acorn_Archimedes
Are you sure it is the A5000 because I thought it looked like the A300?

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sharktastica

29 Dec 2019, 13:59

Tekkaman wrote:
29 Dec 2019, 11:14
Are you sure it is the A5000 because I thought it looked like the A300?
I was going by what the listing put as the model number:
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Keybug

30 Dec 2019, 00:33

4sStylZ wrote:
16 Dec 2019, 14:57
Here is some french auction that I cannot identify : 
It supposed to be a Nixdorf keyboard. All the pictures are from the same board.
It's a Fujitsu-made terminal keyboard, should have leaf springs, I reckon.

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Keybug

30 Dec 2019, 00:40

What do we think? Keycap shape is like Siemens or Tandberg...
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Keybug

30 Dec 2019, 22:55

Turns out it's an early Rafi board. It's on Kleinanzeigen if anyone wants it.
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MMcM

31 Dec 2019, 06:25

Some years ago, we noted a bunch of eBay listings for Micro Switch keyboards from Canada. For instance, here is an archive of one, sold as from a Burroughs machine.

I have one like that on the pending pile.
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So I spent some time trying to find out more about it. No surprise, but it isn't from any Burroughs at all. It's from an AES Data Ltd. 103 Word Processor. AES was in Montreal, so there's the Canadian connection.

With minimal rebranding, this was sold in the States by Lanier as the No Problem Word Processor. Here is a clear photo of the keyboard from one of those in the Carter Presidential Library.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure that's actually going to help figure out the keyboard protocol or anything like that. But in case anyone else has one and wondered about it.

John Doe

31 Dec 2019, 08:39

Got the board without more couple days ago.

In my first thought, its a 5251 beam spring or some kinda variant, but now I know it's not. Its much shorter than a nornal 77-key beam, more like being from a nondetachable device with case gone, so anybody here could give some help for identifying? Thanks in advance.
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purdobol

31 Dec 2019, 09:00

John Doe wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 08:39
Got the board without more couple days ago.

In my first thought, its a 5251 beam spring or some kinda variant, but now I know it's not. Its much shorter than a nornal 77-key beam, more like being from a nondetachable device with case gone, so anybody here could give some help for identifying? Thanks in advance.
Looks like module pulled from System/32 without a desk ;)
I'm no expert though

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diseeease

31 Dec 2019, 15:03

Keybug wrote:
30 Dec 2019, 00:40
What do we think? Keycap shape is like Siemens or Tandberg...
I've already written to that guy. I think I'd get better and politer responses if I talked to my toaster and he wants 99€ for this. I'll pass.

__red__

31 Dec 2019, 18:20

John Doe wrote:
31 Dec 2019, 08:39
Got the board without more couple days ago.

In my first thought, its a 5251 beam spring or some kinda variant, but now I know it's not. Its much shorter than a nornal 77-key beam, more like being from a nondetachable device with case gone, so anybody here could give some help for identifying? Thanks in advance.
Man, I could have so much fun with that.

You could just move all the modules into a 5251 case. There's been enough of them floating around.

HDV

31 Dec 2019, 19:53

Hello anyone knows what these keyboards are?
These are from this link:
https://www.leboncoin.fr/informatique/1728667898.htm/
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Mehridian

01 Jan 2020, 06:40

I think this is rubber dome. Heavy as a mechanical but it was delivered and wasn't able to open it yet.

Unable to find much online or on the wiki. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Easy_Spinach

02 Jan 2020, 12:46

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does anyone know this keyboard?

VintageVolts

03 Jan 2020, 14:10

Has anybody seen this kind of keyboard? It has an Alphameric brand label on the back with no model number. It also has a 5-pin DIN and does not work on an XT based computer.
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davkol

03 Jan 2020, 15:40

The label is the same as on my keyboard from the Leanord Elan computer. This one is obviously older, though.

Easy_Spinach

05 Jan 2020, 23:35

Anyone know this keyboard?
https://imgur.com/a/uakmee2

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User101

06 Jan 2020, 00:09

Easy_Spinach wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 23:35
Anyone know this keyboard?
https://imgur.com/a/uakmee2
digital lk201

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SneakyRobb
THINK

06 Jan 2020, 00:24

User101 wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 00:09
Easy_Spinach wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 23:35
Anyone know this keyboard?
https://imgur.com/a/uakmee2
digital lk201
Don't know about price, but that keyboard is cool historically.

Findecanor

06 Jan 2020, 01:16

User101 wrote:
06 Jan 2020, 00:09
digital lk201
Nope. I first thought it was an unusual variation of the LK201, but then I found this thread of XMIT which shows a closer match.
The keycap and case design style is very close, down to the cable gutter... but the original LK201 has cylindrical feet, and this one has flip-out feet. "uninteresting linear slider-over-membrane" though.

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Elrick

06 Jan 2020, 03:21

Keybug wrote:
30 Dec 2019, 00:40
What do we think? Keycap shape is like Siemens or Tandberg...
Just LOVE the shape of it.

That is the kind of keyboard worth buying if it can work on Trojan 10.

LostInSpaces

07 Jan 2020, 23:13

Hi all!

I've been on a bit of a wild goose chase for the past few weeks trying to identify a much beloved keyboard of mine that I miss dearly. I'm hoping that someone here might be able to help point me in the right direction.

At the last place I worked, I had an amazing keyboard. I don't know much about keyboards / switches / etc (apart from what I've hastily tried to learn over the last few weeks) so I'm not sure how to describe what I liked about it so much other than that it was very tactile and the keys were comfortingly deep.

When I left, I thought about trying to take it with me, but I didn't get a chance. None of the keyboards at my new job have ever lived up to it and I think about my old keyboard often.

All I have left is this poor quality image (that I managed to find in the background of another photo):

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I know that it's a terrible photo and might not be enough to go on, but any suggestions would be hugely appreciated. Even if it's just to tell me that this is a lost cause!

If I could find the same model, that would be amazing, but I would be just as happy to get some leads on similar keyboards, or even suggestions on how I might put together something similar.

Any questions, feel free to ask.

A huge, huge thanks in advance for any advice! :)

EDIT: I forgot to mention, but the label that can be seen on the keyboard says "News International", which is the parent company of the place I worked at (a national newspaper). It makes me think that either the keyboard was custom made, or the model was just branded for them?

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PlacaFromHell

08 Jan 2020, 03:18

I'm playing My Summer Car and I found this thing. Does this exists? I'm sure I saw really similar keyboards.
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ZedTheMan

08 Jan 2020, 07:21

Tiemon does not appreciate you going behind the counter.

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PlacaFromHell

08 Jan 2020, 08:13

ZedTheMan wrote:
08 Jan 2020, 07:21
Tiemon does not appreciate you going behind the counter.
It's very easy to seduce him with scat. I suck at this game anyways.

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