Great/Interesting Finds

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swampangel

04 Apr 2019, 18:05

Large blue Chyron board, MX Clears, doesn't seem like a deal but it is nice looking https://www.ebay.ca/itm/CHYRON-DUET-KYB ... 2596285837

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ZedTheMan

04 Apr 2019, 18:32

Looks like things aren't rare anymore, but beyond rare.

Mostly posting because of title and tone of item description making me chuckle.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3722087337

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Tias

04 Apr 2019, 20:20

ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:32
Looks like things aren't rare anymore, but beyond rare.

Mostly posting because of title and tone of item description making me chuckle.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3722087337
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE KEYBOARD IS A WALL OF TEXT WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITHOUT PUNCTUATION BECAUSE THIS KEYBOARD IS BEYOND RARE AND IT THEREFOR NEEDS A SERIOUS AND VERY THOROUGH DESCRIPTION :D

I felt a little "attacked" when I read that description. It feels like someone is standing right in front of me and screaming all this info straight in my face :lol:

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depletedvespene

04 Apr 2019, 21:07

Tias wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 20:20
ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:32
Looks like things aren't rare anymore, but beyond rare.

Mostly posting because of title and tone of item description making me chuckle.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3722087337
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE KEYBOARD IS A WALL OF TEXT WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITHOUT PUNCTUATION BECAUSE THIS KEYBOARD IS BEYOND RARE AND IT THEREFOR NEEDS A SERIOUS AND VERY THOROUGH DESCRIPTION :D

I felt a little "attacked" when I read that description. It feels like someone is standing right in front of me and screaming all this info straight in my face :lol:
DOES THIS MANNER OF EXPLAINING THINGS MAKE YOU MORE AMENABLE TO ACTUALLY COUGHING UP THE MONEY AND BUYING THIS KEYBOARD? IT IS, AFTER ALL A NEW IN BOX, BEYOND RARE, UNIT, OF AN UNCOMMON KEYBOARD LAYOUT AND AS SUCH IT QUITE DESERVES THE EXTRA ATTENTION AND EXTRA MEASURES TAKEN TO ENSURE THIS EXTRA ATTENTION IS TENDED TO BY ALL THE POTENTIAL BUYERS, YOU YOURSELF INCLUDED.

Also, check out the keyswitch! :mrgreen:

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Tias

04 Apr 2019, 21:37

depletedvespene wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 21:07
Tias wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 20:20
ZedTheMan wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 18:32
Looks like things aren't rare anymore, but beyond rare.

Mostly posting because of title and tone of item description making me chuckle.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3722087337
THE DESCRIPTION OF THE KEYBOARD IS A WALL OF TEXT WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS WITHOUT PUNCTUATION BECAUSE THIS KEYBOARD IS BEYOND RARE AND IT THEREFOR NEEDS A SERIOUS AND VERY THOROUGH DESCRIPTION :D

I felt a little "attacked" when I read that description. It feels like someone is standing right in front of me and screaming all this info straight in my face :lol:
DOES THIS MANNER OF EXPLAINING THINGS MAKE YOU MORE AMENABLE TO ACTUALLY COUGHING UP THE MONEY AND BUYING THIS KEYBOARD? IT IS, AFTER ALL A NEW IN BOX, BEYOND RARE, UNIT, OF AN UNCOMMON KEYBOARD LAYOUT AND AS SUCH IT QUITE DESERVES THE EXTRA ATTENTION AND EXTRA MEASURES TAKEN TO ENSURE THIS EXTRA ATTENTION IS TENDED TO BY ALL THE POTENTIAL BUYERS, YOU YOURSELF INCLUDED.
Yes it almost makes feel OBLIGATED to buy this board because HOW CAN YOU LET THIS OPPORTUNITY TO BUY THIS INDEFINABLY BEYOND RARE KEYBOARD PASS YOU BY? YOU SHOULD FEEL ASHAMED FOR NOT BUYING THIS KEYBOARD! :mrgreen:
depletedvespene wrote:
04 Apr 2019, 21:07
Also, check out the keyswitch! :mrgreen:
Nothing better than scrolling thru a couple hundreds of "check out the keyswitch" keyboards :D But hey, atleast he has pictures of the actual "keyswitches" so you don't have to look up which "keyswitch" the boards have yourself... X)

the_ambyguous

05 Apr 2019, 17:03

snacksthecat wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 15:50
depletedvespene wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 19:12
That, kids, is why good keyboard design does NOT reduce a keyboard's width from 15U to 14.5U by shaving 0.5U from the right side — while 1.5U Backspace keys are bearable and 1.75U "thin ANSI" keys are not bad, the ISO Enter key becomes an "anorexic ISO" key that is inexcusably uncomfortable.
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okay I have to ask, where is that keyboard from? It looks like the IIc+ keyboard assembly but with a regular sized enter key instead of the weird L shaped one. thats definitely up there with M0118 layout tied for my ideal layout. arrow keys and everything. I MUST KNOW!!

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zrrion

05 Apr 2019, 17:09

Its from a Mac portable

the_ambyguous

05 Apr 2019, 21:54

zrrion wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 17:09
Its from a Mac portable
ah, of course. the one layout that rivals that of the m0118, and its even more expensive to procure. shouldve known.

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SlowTyper

07 Apr 2019, 16:03

Hello all.

I found this vintage Devlin keyboard. It has vintage cherry mx browns and it seems it has ABS keycaps.

Wondering is it worth anything?

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cli

07 Apr 2019, 17:31

the_ambyguous wrote:
05 Apr 2019, 17:03
snacksthecat wrote:
28 Mar 2019, 15:50
depletedvespene wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 19:12
That, kids, is why good keyboard design does NOT reduce a keyboard's width from 15U to 14.5U by shaving 0.5U from the right side — while 1.5U Backspace keys are bearable and 1.75U "thin ANSI" keys are not bad, the ISO Enter key becomes an "anorexic ISO" key that is inexcusably uncomfortable.
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okay I have to ask, where is that keyboard from? It looks like the IIc+ keyboard assembly but with a regular sized enter key instead of the weird L shaped one. thats definitely up there with M0118 layout tied for my ideal layout. arrow keys and everything. I MUST KNOW!!

It's from a Macintosh Portable!

viewtopic.php?t=8392

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Myoth

07 Apr 2019, 17:32

SlowTyper wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 16:03
Hello all.

I found this vintage Devlin keyboard. It has vintage cherry mx browns and it seems it has ABS keycaps.

Wondering is it worth anything?

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I would say it's worth an honest 50€ or something like that

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SlowTyper

07 Apr 2019, 17:53

Myoth wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:32
I would say it's worth an honest 50€ or something like that
Is it worth to consider changing keycaps or it is better to preserve it as it is. This model seems very rare. I couldn't find anything about it anywhere. Similar models yes but exactly this one no.

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Myoth

07 Apr 2019, 18:21

SlowTyper wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:53
Myoth wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:32
I would say it's worth an honest 50€ or something like that
Is it worth to consider changing keycaps or it is better to preserve it as it is. This model seems very rare. I couldn't find anything about it anywhere. Similar models yes but exactly this one no.
the keycaps are probably the best aspect of it, I don't recall which exactly, but I've seen this lock light sticker on some other cheap rubber dome/mechanical keyboards, it's a nice piece of collection and I'd be glad to be able to read more about it, so it would be cool to be documented.

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SlowTyper

07 Apr 2019, 19:44

Myoth wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 18:21
SlowTyper wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:53
Myoth wrote:
07 Apr 2019, 17:32
I would say it's worth an honest 50€ or something like that
Is it worth to consider changing keycaps or it is better to preserve it as it is. This model seems very rare. I couldn't find anything about it anywhere. Similar models yes but exactly this one no.
the keycaps are probably the best aspect of it, I don't recall which exactly, but I've seen this lock light sticker on some other cheap rubber dome/mechanical keyboards, it's a nice piece of collection and I'd be glad to be able to read more about it, so it would be cool to be documented.
Two more pics:
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Polecat

07 Apr 2019, 19:44

Lock light sticker looks like Monterey K208 and late K104.

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Gamuholic

09 Apr 2019, 05:08

https://www.ebay.com/itm/153397471553 ($79.99 + shipping, $19.95 for me)
Interesting Fujitsu Leaf Spring board in OK condition. Numbers from the sticker on the back:
400646-011
KKB25506 F
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Gamuholic

11 Apr 2019, 03:57

Gamuholic wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 05:08
https://www.ebay.com/itm/153397471553 ($79.99 + shipping, $19.95 for me)
Interesting Fujitsu Leaf Spring board in OK condition. Numbers from the sticker on the back:
400646-011
KKB25506 F
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And now vintage-computer-store has one for a starting bid of $9.99 :lol:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/113714232471

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Gamuholic

11 Apr 2019, 04:39

https://www.ebay.com/itm/123731224763 ($34.95 + free shipping)
Monterey K108. Print Screen looks funky, but hopefully it's just stuck and not broken. Also, the arrow keys are fun :D
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fohat
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12 Apr 2019, 00:51

Arrow keys look to be swapped horizontal for vertical.

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Tias

15 Apr 2019, 20:46

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3157605065
G81-3077 SAU. NCR cases and OG dyesubs are sooo nice...

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SlowTyper

21 Apr 2019, 10:46

Can anyone estimate age of these Tipro terminal keyboards, I am wondering are these vintage cherry blacks or not? Both boards seems cheap, 20 euros each?

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One is K160 M2400 model and other one being KMX 128A.

Lanrefni

21 Apr 2019, 14:22

SlowTyper wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 10:46
Can anyone estimate age of these Tipro terminal keyboards, I am wondering are these vintage cherry blacks or not? Both boards seems cheap, 20 euros each?

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One is K160 M2400 model and other one being KMX 128A.
Even if they're not vintage blacks 40 euros is a steal for the pair.

Findecanor

21 Apr 2019, 15:20

SlowTyper wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 10:46
Can anyone estimate age of these Tipro terminal keyboards, I am wondering are these vintage cherry blacks or not? Both boards seems cheap, 20 euros each?
If you could get that image in larger resolution you could perhaps see if those switches with missing keys are Cherry MX switches.
To see whether they are vintage or not, you would have to get a lot closer: to determine if the Cherry logo is in an older or newer style can be difficult even with a naked eye.

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SlowTyper

21 Apr 2019, 17:26

Findecanor wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 15:20
SlowTyper wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 10:46
Can anyone estimate age of these Tipro terminal keyboards, I am wondering are these vintage cherry blacks or not? Both boards seems cheap, 20 euros each?
If you could get that image in larger resolution you could perhaps see if those switches with missing keys are Cherry MX switches.
To see whether they are vintage or not, you would have to get a lot closer: to determine if the Cherry logo is in an older or newer style can be difficult even with a naked eye.
Closest I could find from top keyboard:
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Hak Foo

21 Apr 2019, 21:53

A vanilla AT101 at a relatively modest price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Dell-Mecha ... 0005.m1851. For a while I was seeing these at well over USD200.

Did they do pad-printed caps on these boards? Several keys lost their legends.

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LightningXI

21 Apr 2019, 21:57

Hak Foo wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 21:53
A vanilla AT101 at a relatively modest price:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Dell-Mecha ... 0005.m1851. For a while I was seeing these at well over USD200.

Did they do pad-printed caps on these boards? Several keys lost their legends.
There's ones with pad-printed caps, and others with dye-sublimated legends.

Check the DT wiki.

Excelso

21 Apr 2019, 22:22

Not the usual "interesting" find but... quite interesting to me... and quite a nice banner if I were able to put my hands in it

https://www.etsy.com/listing/668456738/ ... ?ref=hp_rv
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xxhellfirexx

22 Apr 2019, 01:05

Excelso wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 22:22
Not the usual "interesting" find but... quite interesting to me... and quite a nice banner if I were able to put my hands in it

https://www.etsy.com/listing/668456738/ ... ?ref=hp_rv
I'd love to get a scan of this as a desktop wallpaper.

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Gamuholic

22 Apr 2019, 04:09

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133019329331 ($209.99, free shipping, Make Offer is available)
Ciba-Corning EKT-101. I couldn't find anything in the wiki for this board or its switches, but I'm leaning toward Foam and Foil or dome with slider.
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Excelso

22 Apr 2019, 14:56

xxhellfirexx wrote:
22 Apr 2019, 01:05
Excelso wrote:
21 Apr 2019, 22:22
Not the usual "interesting" find but... quite interesting to me... and quite a nice banner if I were able to put my hands in it

https://www.etsy.com/listing/668456738/ ... ?ref=hp_rv
I'd love to get a scan of this as a desktop wallpaper.
I've asked the seller to see if a digital option is available so we can have a better quality version. Given the big size just a little retouch for the damages or "photoshop" in another selectric are pretty easy to do. I'm on the same boat.

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