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IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Japanese terminal keyboard
« on: Sun, 19 November 2017, 02:49:12 »
I had to show you guys this, as it's so cool:

IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Japanese Keyboard














Alps plate switches. Missing one cap (that lower L one where they've removed the stem to show the switch), but replace it with one of the typical oddball 122-key legends and I doubt anyone would notice.  ;?)

At a BIN price of $264 US, plus shipping from Australia, it's not exactly a door-crasher. I've never seen one before, though... It seemed sufficiently slick to post.

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Re: IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Japanese terminal keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 19 November 2017, 08:51:11 »
That is pretty darn cool looking. Even the space bar is labelled!

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Re: IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Japanese terminal keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 19 November 2017, 16:56:58 »
Beautiful find! If I ever have the good fortune of owning one of those I would feel obligated to make (or attempt to make) a custom controller. Holy moly

Some teardown photos if anyone is interested http://www.komotch2.com/junk/kj/5576001.htm
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Re: IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Japanese terminal keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 20 November 2017, 00:28:55 »
Very nice and unique!  Thank you for sharing!  :thumb: