IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Dingster

07 Jan 2019, 21:05

fohat wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 21:03
That Code key is also considered desirable.

If you buy the typewriter, be sure to look under the space bar. It will not be compatible with a Model M, but sometimes you find a little spring around the space bar barrel which stiffens it up by a good it. That can be a big help, and I like having a heavier space bar.
Yea I got (or rather am hopefully getting) the entire typewriter.

Is there a market for these? (would maybe be willing to trade them).

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Dingster

08 Jan 2019, 17:13

Got the typewriter today. Very nasty and actually ruined (innards were dirty, parts broken and missing) so I threw it away since space constraints. :(

The caps on the other hand are beautiful. The dye subbed cyrillic and typewriter legends really shine after being cleaned. Will post pictures later once I put them on a keyboard...

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Muirium
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08 Jan 2019, 17:35

The typewriter served its purpose: keycap holder till the end!

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Dingster

08 Jan 2019, 17:49

Muirium wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 17:35
The typewriter served its purpose: keycap holder till the end!
A corroded, hollow house of a long dead bird familiy too :lol:

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fohat
Elder Messenger

08 Jan 2019, 18:21

Did it have the space bar spring?

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Dingster

08 Jan 2019, 18:31

fohat wrote:
08 Jan 2019, 18:21
Did it have the space bar spring?
It did not. Would have loved a heavier model M spacebar :|

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StrelBoq

10 Jan 2019, 10:17

Any clue what this is? Looks like AEK I or II but with 7u spacebar instead of 6.5u
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Findecanor

10 Jan 2019, 12:21

StrelBoq wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 10:17
Any clue what this is? Looks like AEK I or II but with 7u spacebar instead of 6.5u
https://cdn1.imggmi.com/uploads/2019/1/ ... 0-full.jpg
MacAlly 105 ADB. Rubber dome, but has Alps-compatible caps.
Links to old threads don't work, buy you could google for it and you should find the images of the old thread easily.

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StrelBoq

10 Jan 2019, 14:24

Thanks! I had in memory that I saw something similar before and it was rubber dome :)

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JP!

10 Jan 2019, 15:40

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Chyros

10 Jan 2019, 21:40

Something with Futaba linears. I've foudn these to generally be extraordinarily scratchy and even squeaky.

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JP!

10 Jan 2019, 21:55

I've seen this switch somewhere before but not in person. I love how thick those keys are though.

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Noobmaen

10 Jan 2019, 22:04

OleVoip wrote:
05 Jan 2019, 20:28
Noobmaen wrote:
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Does anyone know what this is? The keycaps are vaguely similar to Siemens and RAFI but have a more rectangular shape.
This used to be a German army keyboard for a PC that does encrypted communication. Switches should be Sasse, cf. https://www.flickr.com/photos/triplehaa ... 2282157173
Thanks, bought one of these. Here's hoping it's the hall effect version which is briefly mentioned in the wiki.

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OldIsNew

11 Jan 2019, 02:35

JP! wrote:
10 Jan 2019, 21:55
I've seen this switch somewhere before but not in person. I love how thick those keys are though.
Interesting board - it looks similar to a Televideo board but different enough that don't know! Does look like Futaba switches - like the Televideo.

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snacksthecat
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11 Jan 2019, 03:14

Woah

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Muirium
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11 Jan 2019, 03:22

Nice claim, but we've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. We watched beamsprings glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. And then there was Honeywell…

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Polecat

11 Jan 2019, 03:58

Yes, Televideo 1605 with Futaba MD switches:

https://collection.maas.museum/object/548023

XT scan codes but 6 pin modular plug and runs on 12 volts. Bypass the 5 volt regulator and build a cable adapter and it will work on an XT. I posted details on that a while back. Have one here someplace, but haven't tried it on a Soarers yet.
OldIsNew wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 02:35

Interesting board - it looks similar to a Televideo board but different enough that don't know! Does look like Futaba switches - like the Televideo.

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JP!

11 Jan 2019, 04:43

Muirium wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 03:22
Nice claim, but we've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. We watched beamsprings glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. And then there was Honeywell…
:lol:

sidewalk

12 Jan 2019, 03:20

I picked up this "UCS ANSI Keyboard Terminal Version 2.0"

I'm hoping to use Soarer's Teensy code to convert it to USB.

Does anyone know if this is a Wyse inside?
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Hypersphere

14 Jan 2019, 15:42

What are the switches in a Franklin Ace PC-8000 computer keyboard?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333011957539?ul_noapp=true

Here is a pic of the switch stem and underside keycap:
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TheInverseKey

14 Jan 2019, 16:04

Hypersphere wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 15:42
What are the switches in a Franklin Ace PC-8000 computer keyboard?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/333011957539?ul_noapp=true

Here is a pic of the switch stem and underside keycap:
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This board has foam and foil switches. As per Chyrosran video on it.

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Hypersphere

14 Jan 2019, 16:20

Thanks for the info! (Franklin F&F).

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Keybug

17 Jan 2019, 22:40

What switches do you think are in this Reuters trading keyboard? Caps look Simens-y or Rafi-y...
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owcze

17 Jan 2019, 23:03

Hi, do someone know this keyboard? The FCC ID is FY44O4DK-CTW060 by Deyi Technology and the seller said that there is a "Tec 8" written on the switches. Is it some kind of alps clone? How much is it worth?
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Chyros

17 Jan 2019, 23:32

owcze wrote:
17 Jan 2019, 23:03
Hi, do someone know this keyboard? The FCC ID is FY44O4DK-CTW060 by Deyi Technology and the seller said that there is a "Tec 8" written on the switches. Is it some kind of alps clone? How much is it worth?
KPT clone, presumably TEC switches.

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reececonrad

18 Jan 2019, 07:16

Can't find much except a brochure from 1983 about this terminal board. I think it was more of a budget system so I'm assuming foam and foil?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Keyboa ... 3336545405

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Any idears?
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Noobmaen

18 Jan 2019, 07:28

I think you are correct, should be foam and foil.

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Keybug

18 Jan 2019, 21:21

Mystery ALPS mount switch - or not so mysterious to you?
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Keybug

19 Jan 2019, 22:11

Is this a BTC keyboard? Does escape as the only extra-wide key on the board pretty much *always* signify BTC? Thanks.
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Myoth

19 Jan 2019, 22:53


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