WTB Working Model F

flameslicer

17 May 2019, 00:38

Trying to get into vintage keyboards and I figured I'd start with one of the greatest.
Any layout F is fine, just so long as it works.

Fkazim

17 May 2019, 10:32

I saw some good value IBM Model F XTs come up on eBay a few days ago and they are all in reasonable to fantastic condition some may need a new foam mats though you could never know for sure though until you open it up.


Here are the eBay listings for IBM Model F XT's

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-IBM- ... Sw2x9c0ao4

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183769582176?ul_noapp=true

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254232529389?ul_noapp=true

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254232529389?ul_noapp=true

used but with original box:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/133008998421?ul_noapp=true

IBM Model F AT's second one bit pricey and the first one very rusted barrel plate but case in decent condition.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/254231553560?ul_noapp=true

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183789358905?ul_noapp=true

Wazrach

18 May 2019, 18:01

flameslicer wrote:
17 May 2019, 00:38
Trying to get into vintage keyboards and I figured I'd start with one of the greatest.
Any layout F is fine, just so long as it works.
I'd say to get the cheapest one there, the Model F XT sold by Greennovation. I've dealt with the seller many times and I've never been disappointed with my purchases. I recently got my F 122 from them.

That's actually very cheap for a Model F and it looks to be in excellent condition. You can very easily clean the keycaps by leaving them to soak in boiling, soapy water.

I'd say the XT is one of the best models, and definitely the most underrated. The layout isn't too bad once you get used to it, although I don't really use my keyboards for any work. It's definitely built the best out of the main Models F, with its extremely thick plastic shell and metal back panel.

For me, if I ever see a good deal, I can't resist - even though I've owned about 8 Model F XTs now. They all sound different to each other, with different-coloured heat-treated backplates, differences in keycap thickness/legend quality, different case textures/finishes. I never get bored of buying XTs!

flameslicer

Today, 05:34

Thanks for the info!

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