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Offline mbc

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« on: Wed, 27 July 2011, 11:43:21 »
Simple question are the blue printet keycaps lasered or dye sublimated


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Offline RiGS

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« Reply #1 on: Wed, 27 July 2011, 12:55:48 »
It looks dye subbed.
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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 27 July 2011, 13:32:13 »
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It looks dye subbed.

was hoping so but havent got enough experience with dyesubs to definitely identify them.
this is the entire thing btw
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Offline IvanIvanovich

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 27 July 2011, 14:40:38 »
Looks dye sub to me too. Nice looking board. I don't see Swiss layout too often.

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« Reply #4 on: Wed, 27 July 2011, 15:10:42 »
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Looks dye sub to me too. Nice looking board. I don't see Swiss layout too often.

Me neither until 2 weeks ago. Now i somehow ended up with this one 2 doubleshot cherry mx and an ibm m2 all with swiss layout^^

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 01:10:41 »
is there a model number on the back?
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« Reply #6 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 04:37:36 »
it is an olivetti branded g81 with black my switches.
doesnt use the usual cherry model numbers
model 2812
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Offline The Solutor

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 04:53:49 »
Never seen an Olivetti like this, maybe meant for specialized tasks like ticket emission, postal service, whatever...
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« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 05:42:39 »
dont know, the only other reference to this board I could find was for dust covers, so they seem to be pretty rare
You should keep your eyes open, if they show up anywhere then most likely in Italy
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« Reply #9 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 05:51:35 »
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You should keep your eyes open, if they show up anywhere then most likely in Italy


Usually the olivetti keyboards are olivetti made, and usually are gray and with a good design, and this one lacks all the three features.

So could be a recent "production", or a specialized one, ore something made for a foreign Olivetti subsidiary.


Anyway where are you from, and have you an idea about how many years old could be that keyboard ?
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« Reply #10 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 06:17:30 »
the keyboard(casing) was made 05/90 and im from ger (you might know me over at deskthority, we once had an "argument" over an ibm model m :D)
and it actually was gray at one point (not cherry beige), the case yellowed a lot (unlike the keys)
the desing ... wont argue about taste, i like the simple beauty of cherry boards a lot

Edit: so many typos
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« Reply #11 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 06:31:47 »
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wont argue about taste, i like the simple beauty of cherry boards a lot

Surely cherry boards aren't ugly but design is not their strongest point.

To be clear those are tipical olivetti boards...

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http://www.baldi.it/museo/menu_museo_pc_olivetti.html

You may like or not the design, but the design was used to be a main part on the Olivetti products
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« Reply #12 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 07:01:30 »
What switches do those Oliveti boards use?

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« Reply #13 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 07:25:36 »
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What switches do those Oliveti boards use?



It depends

The last one from the envision is clearly a scissor board, the second one is a fantastic rubber dome, and is by far one of the most common Olivetti boards.

The first one (if I remember correctly) is a clicky mechanical but I've never opened one, so I'm not sure if Alps or proprietary switches were used.

About the Filco looking one from the M15 I haven't touched one, but almost surely Alps based, (afaik was designed in Italy but built in Japan)
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« Reply #14 on: Wed, 03 August 2011, 16:19:40 »
BTW, if you need a compact one...



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« Reply #15 on: Thu, 04 August 2011, 09:47:16 »
id wager a good bit that these are actually dye subs...very nice find!
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« Reply #16 on: Wed, 17 August 2011, 16:19:07 »
up for sale :D

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« Reply #17 on: Thu, 18 August 2011, 11:36:33 »
Wow... congratulations. I'd be very interested where you found so many vintage swiss keyboards. Luck on ricardo and ebay, or something even more specific? I've been looking on and off but haven't been very successfull. I've had to settle for a german Model M. I type blindly, so it doesn't really matter, but it'd be really cool to have a proper swiss set :)

And my nearly new Model M with swiss keycaps will stay that way for a loooong time.
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« Reply #18 on: Thu, 18 August 2011, 14:50:13 »
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Wow... congratulations. I'd be very interested where you found so many vintage swiss keyboards. Luck on ricardo and ebay, or something even more specific? I've been looking on and off but haven't been very successfull. I've had to settle for a german Model M. I type blindly, so it doesn't really matter, but it'd be really cool to have a proper swiss set :)

And my nearly new Model M with swiss keycaps will stay that way for a loooong time.
I had a rubber model M with swiss layout from ebay kleinanzeigen, where i missed to ask the seller beforehand for the modelnumber.
the rest is basically the result of a trade i made with a local against some other minor electronic stuff. no idea from where he had them.

If you live in switzerland you might try to post a local classified ad or something similar

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« Reply #19 on: Thu, 18 August 2011, 15:18:17 »
Yeah, I live here. That's not even a bad idea, didn't think that far. I've tried asking around at some companies, but none were very cooperative in giving me random crap. Would've saved them some money, but probably wasn't worth the effort for them.