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Offline adevriesc

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ohaimark's collection
« on: Mon, 01 May 2017, 11:56:45 »
If you want more pictures or information about certain 'boards, just ask. This is a cross post from Deskthority.

I'm nearing the end of my active collecting phase. I've also sold off most of the "doubles" in my collection, as it is meant to be representative and not comprehensive. If I see something rare that can replace a keyboard in my collection I'll still pick it up, but for the most part I won't be adding or selling anything.

Only two keyboards aren't pictured, and that's because they're in the workshop (they're both Lexmark Ms). I still plan to convert a few of the other keyboards, such as the Panasonic KX, but some of the unconverted ones will stay that way if they don't interest me as short term daily drivers. Maybe I'll convert them if I get bored.

Here it is...

ADDS 1010

Just an oddball White Linear Space Invaders 'board.

Alps MGL Glidepoint Keyboard

Split space bar. Snipped cord. I haven't converted this because the Damped White Alps feel "meh."

Amptron KB-1101

Amber Omron B3G-S. A shameless Model M clone.

AT&T Buckling Spring 122

This beauty is NOS with its original box. I have photos in another topic if you want to see it from other angles.

AT&T Buckling Spring 305B

A few scuffs, dings, and replacement keycaps. Still pretty, though.

Cherry/Tandem G80-1080HAU

Appears unused. Caps are in great shape, less one ding on the left Ctrl key. Didn't even need to clean it.

Dauphin/Datacomp DCK-84B

Alps SKFR variant. New in box.

IBM 7690 Nursing Terminal Assembly

Brown Alps. Dyesub caps. Cool hinges. Ultra-rare system.

IBM Displaywriter

Deep cleaned. PTFE lubed. USB converted with an Xwhatsit. Retractable cable. The works.

IBM Model F AT

Snuci sent this to me as a secret Santa gift. ANSI modded during cleaning.

IBM Model M Silver Label

A bit of a frankenstein. Terminal M top case, standard M guts and bottom case.

IBM Model M Industrial

Once again, a frankenstein. It uses a Unicomp industrial case, donor guts, and a PCB badge.

JIT Keyboard

White KPT clones. Stupidly clicky. Surprisingly nice switches.


MX Blacks. Trackpoint. NIB.

Laser IFS80-2269-1

Appears unused. SMK 2nd. Gen. MX Mount switches.

Lexmark M15

I call it the CCP-15. Scavenged the caps from a Russian M2.

Lexmark Model M

Bolt modded. Otherwise standard.

Lexmark SSK

Will eventually be a lot_lizard FSSK.

Magicforce 68

Gateron Clears and dyesub caps. O-rings. My gaming and travel keyboard.


Token Blue Alps keyboard. Bigfoot clone. Switches are in okay condition, but not excellent.

Omron F-300K

Fujitsu Leaf Spring Gen. 3, NIB.

Panasonic KX-E8283

Cool keyboard. Four switch types in it. Primarily Green Alps.


Cherry ML switches feel like vomit. This is the token ortho in my collection.

Tandy 3000

The only easily convertible Fujitsu Leaf Spring Gen. 3 'board.

Texas Instruments 911

The Hall Effect switches in this are absolutely ruined with grit, so it's mostly a showpiece. Beautiful caps.

Wang MEC-101S

KB-6251 rebrand with Green Alps clones.



It's wearing Cherry wob doubleshots. The spoiler shows it with Tai-Hao Hawaii. I was a beta tester for XMIT's Hall Effect 'boards.

Offline xondat

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 01 May 2017, 11:59:43 »
Amazing looking collection. I know nothing about Alps/BS, but I have a feeling that a lot of these are special and well desired by a lot of people.

Offline Neo.X

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 01 May 2017, 14:29:40 »
Amazing collection! You must have spent a lot of time and effort on finding those lovely keyboards.  :thumb: :thumb:

Thanks for sharing.
All those keyboards will be lost in time....

Offline hippiepete

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 02 May 2017, 03:05:54 »
what a great collection and a great series of pictures! Those boards are in pristine condition  :thumb:

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 02 May 2017, 05:04:19 »
Good god :eek:
 / another 3d keyboard model thread / BSD thread / github / falotalt
...Especially the Florida cousins, who obviously can't take a hint.

Offline adevriesc

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 02 May 2017, 13:26:48 »
Thanks for the compliments (and awe). I'll update this in a while with a couple more important additions, one of which will be replacing my split space bar Alps 'board.

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 02 May 2017, 15:23:42 »
Very nice, 1080HAU is my favorite... :D

Offline scoobs0311

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 02 May 2017, 15:33:53 »
awesome collection, thanks for sharing! I like the KX-E8283 :D

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 03 May 2017, 19:54:22 »
Great photos, haven't seen many of these before :thumb:

Keyboards: OTD 356CL Dark Greyhat Edition, baybee!

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 02:28:19 »
That's quite the collection!
Some new faces for me as well. :D

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #10 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 02:49:07 »
awesome collection!

what switches are on that panasonic?

Offline adevriesc

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 04 May 2017, 09:53:33 »
Green Alps, Heavy Cream on the space bar, SKFL for the 4 button nav cluster, and some really tall microswitches (hidden underneath the plastic strip). There's also a power switch, but I won't count that as a 5th type. hah

Offline OkinaDaikon

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #12 on: Sat, 06 May 2017, 09:43:11 »
Wow! This is quite the selection! I'm so jelly  :-X

How did you come to acquire all these? I can see you kept them all with great care.  :)

Offline adevriesc

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Re: ohaimark's collection
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 06 May 2017, 10:33:16 »
It's worth noting that I almost never pay a listing's full price on eBay. Some people joke that I'm the "best offer master" on Deskthority, and that's fairly close to the truth.

ADDS 1010: purchased from XMIT

Alps MGL Glidepoint Keyboard: earned while working for elecplus

Amptron KB-1101: traded for with a local

AT&T Buckling Spring 122: eBay

AT&T Buckling Spring 305B: eBay

Cherry/Tandem G80-1080HAU: eBay

Dauphin/Datacomp DCK-84B: eBay

IBM 7690 Nursing Terminal Assembly: bargaining with an idiot from eBay

IBM Displaywriter: purchased from XMIT

IBM Model F AT: Snuci's Secret Santa gift

IBM Model M Silver Label: that same eBay idiot + top case from XMIT

IBM Model M Industrial: Unicomp + eBay idiot + a group buy badge

JIT Keyboard: purchased from XMIT

KSI-1293: eBay

Laser IFS80-2269-1: eBay

Lexmark M15: government surplus auction in Ohio + eBay caps

Lexmark Model M: from trade with GH member

Lexmark SSK: purchased from elecplus

Magicforce 68: Massdrop's first MF68 sale

OEMMAX MCK-101: earned while working for elecplus

Omron F-300K: eBay

Panasonic KX-E8283: eBay (the typing station itself didn't sell, so I rescued its keyboard from the wastebin)

PLUM: eBay

Tandy 3000: purchased from XMIT

Texas Instruments 911: found at Texas e-cycler while sorting/hauling keyboards for elecplus

Wang MEC-101S: purchased from XMIT

XMIT Beta: purchased from XMIT