IBM 5251 restoration (unboxing phase)

Subcat sold me this really awesome beamspring that should make a great project. I had a blast going through all the different parts and learning bits and pieces about what makes this keyboard chooch.

Here are some photos of the unboxing:

The parts came in two separate shipments. Here is the first one.
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Parts and pieces of switches
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One single beamspring switch
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Two little white boxes
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Little white box #1
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These things are beafy
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Little white box #2
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Electrical components
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The other shipment
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Case
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Backplate and PCB
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Switch plate
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Keyboard skeleton (spooky)
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I have a whole lot of different stuff going on at the moment so not sure how quickly I'll be able to move on this. Seems like it's going to be a good time though!
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I will definitely follow this! Was the keyboard in working condition before the teardown?
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Is there more than 1 solenoid? The picture seems to indicate 2 or 3 solenoid shipped o.o

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You are going strong man! :)

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Why shipped in different parts?
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