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Offline poxeclipse

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Model F space unsaver club
« on: Mon, 23 September 2013, 17:58:03 »
I know we have a 'Model M space saver club'. So, why not one for Model F 1387033 ? It is a rare keyboard and I think it is good to make it known to GH community. There are not so many, probably, so it is a special club.
I post my IMB 1387033. If you want to join, just post pictures of yours.

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 23 September 2013, 17:59:13 »
That's awesome. A perfect ISO layout!

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 23 September 2013, 18:09:58 »
Wish I had one!
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 23 September 2013, 23:17:50 »
Here are my two.


(Despite the dirt, these are both actually in stellar shape. They cleaned up really well and everything, including the mat is excellent. This keyboard cost less than $250 in 1984.)

I hope to get more later, but they are hard to find. I thought I had a quote on an APL-layout one, but it sold out before I could buy it.

This keyboard is notable for having pads on the PCB for the four covered locations around the arrowkeys. One Gh'er has documented it, here:
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Here are some pictures of mine.
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 24 September 2013, 08:51:21 »
Dorkvader, what do you use to fix the cracks ? The plastic is the same is in the F 122, and fogat.digs tried glue them back, but my understanding is that it didn't bound well.
Also, are yours usable now ? Mine works with the same Soarer converter I use for F 122. I saw in those pictures that some unsavers come with different plugs, not the old DIN 6.
Mine is from 1988 and has new format caps for CTRL and ALT. Yours must be older.
If you can get more, I'm interested too. Thank you.
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 24 September 2013, 12:37:01 »
Very awsome pics - thanks for putting the links Dorkvader.  Now I want a space unsaver even more...
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 24 September 2013, 18:20:16 »
Dorkvader, what do you use to fix the cracks ? The plastic is the same is in the F 122, and fogat.digs tried glue them back, but my understanding is that it didn't bound well.
Also, are yours usable now ? Mine works with the same Soarer converter I use for F 122. I saw in those pictures that some unsavers come with different plugs, not the old DIN 6.
Mine is from 1988 and has new format caps for CTRL and ALT. Yours must be older.
If you can get more, I'm interested too. Thank you.

Mine are the unsaver for CAD work. Yours should work on a normal PS/2 / AT to usb converter, though I do recommend the soarer adapter. Mine do not currently work on USB, but both the cases on mine have no damage or cracks that I can see, just some dirt.

If you look through the pictures, you'll see two outputs: one is a massive connector, that probably shares some similarities to a 3291 "model C" keyboard protocol; the other I have no idea about (maybe it's an input!)

I have some better pictures, taken outside, that I should upload sometime.

They are from 1984, but the IBM 5083 / 5085 CAD workstation they went with has been out since 1983 at least. It makes one wonder if the 122-key keyboard evolved from the "Unsaver".

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 24 September 2013, 18:50:44 »
I wish that I could join. Some day...
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 24 September 2013, 18:52:24 »
Disregard, i'm stupid
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 30 September 2013, 16:11:31 »
Do those F's come with buckling springs? I recall seeing one of those a few years ago, but it was  a rubber dome.
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 30 September 2013, 17:08:35 »
Do those F's come with buckling springs?

Yup. And capacitive too!


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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 01 October 2013, 13:31:47 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-KEYBOARD-104-KEY-DATA-ENTRY-P-N-09F4231-/111179346165

Here's a rubber dome one, for people who like the layout/design more than anything.

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« Reply #12 on: Thu, 03 October 2013, 11:57:16 »
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #13 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 20:33:51 »
I love Space UnSaver !!  :thumb:   This is not F  but M

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #14 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 21:59:08 »
I love Space UnSaver !!  :thumb:   This is not F  but M

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I like those colours, but not the `~ \| and numpad keys - just looks wrong.

Also I would prefer conventional F1-F12 keys rather than the Kentucky keys, but I do understand the point of the set.
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #15 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 22:15:50 »
I love Space UnSaver !!  :thumb:   This is not F  but M

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #16 on: Thu, 10 October 2013, 22:18:20 »
I like those colours, but not the `~ \| and numpad keys - just looks wrong.

Also I would prefer conventional F1-F12 keys rather than the Kentucky keys, but I do understand the point of the set.

I agree!   :)    I just like the blue color of the modifiers. So i did not steal it from the buddy. Not Arrested  :)
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #17 on: Thu, 30 January 2014, 17:21:24 »
I love Space UnSaver !!  :thumb:   This is not F  but M

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Where did you get the caps?

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 14 June 2015, 12:21:12 »
Joined the club recently.


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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 14 June 2015, 12:32:25 »
I love Space UnSaver !!  :thumb:   This is not F  but M

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Isn't that just a regular Unicomp 101 Wildcats keyboard?  Did you post the wrong picture?  I was wondering?
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #20 on: Sun, 18 September 2016, 04:43:08 »
I forgot to submit my application


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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 06:10:35 »
Someone please help me to join this club  :(

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 27 September 2016, 11:48:05 »
Someone please help me to join this club  :(

Same.  :(

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #23 on: Sun, 16 October 2016, 10:57:27 »
I forgot to submit my application

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When did you get one?????   :cool:

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #24 on: Sun, 16 October 2016, 11:22:15 »
I think it was back in June when Cindy had a lot of eight of them. You were gone for some time, so you missed the whole ruckus when she dropped that bomb :) I believe five of those eight went to Europe.

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #25 on: Wed, 15 March 2017, 13:07:23 »
ITT: people not posting Unsavers
I was aware of that... Anyway; No more fap on my clack then...
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #26 on: Wed, 15 March 2017, 17:36:55 »
ITT: people not posting Unsavers

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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #27 on: Fri, 28 April 2017, 13:05:12 »
What is a good price for one of these keyboards (if you can even find one for sale)?
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Re: Model F space unsaver club
« Reply #28 on: Fri, 14 July 2017, 06:44:08 »
Got the IBM Model F Unsaver in the mail yesterday, what a beauty. Converted to USB ready to go.

Ordered some APL keycaps to fit the ANSI key config.