Which Unicomp color corresponds to original IBM?

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

09 Aug 2018, 19:50

Based on several other threads I've found, it looks like alphas were pearl and mods/spacebar were pebble, but wanted to verify that. :)

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depletedvespene

09 Aug 2018, 20:14

Yup.

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snacksthecat
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09 Aug 2018, 20:16

depletedvespene wrote: Yup.
Exactly right. Don't get a pear backspace like I did. Looks weird.

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depletedvespene

09 Aug 2018, 20:21

snacksthecat wrote: Exactly right. Don't get a pear backspace like I did. Looks weird.
'course not. A rectangular backspace is best.

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snacksthecat
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09 Aug 2018, 20:36

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Halvar

09 Aug 2018, 21:13

Pearl and pebble it is. Just don't expect the legends to be anywhere near where they should be....

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ag36

09 Aug 2018, 21:35

Yup, the Unicomp ones aren't absolute correct colour. The hue and fonts are wrong.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

10 Aug 2018, 02:24

For a few dollars extra, they sell them with green, blue, or red legends on pearl/pebble (and maybe on brilliant white, too, if I am remembering correctly) which are interesting and nice.

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ag36

10 Aug 2018, 02:28

Also the gray set is pretty good.
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ShivaYash

10 Aug 2018, 14:59

Probably an unhelpful reply to your question BUT I think its worth say, the quality of the original IBM keys is excellent. depending on what you are looking for, they can be had quite cheaply. I've picked up a few full-size ISO-UK model M boards for sub £30 in the past... maybe an option for keycap harvesting

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

10 Aug 2018, 16:02

Actually the question was for someone else who is ordering replacement spacebars. Of course they could buy twenty IBM boards to harvest spacebars, but that seems quite the waste. :lol:

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