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Offline Giorgio

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 April 2018, 08:41:11 »
Unicomp is going to sell a SSK and a model F keyboard. SoonTM.

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 April 2018, 08:59:39 »
Unicomp is going to sell a SSK and a model F keyboard. SoonTM.
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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 01 April 2018, 09:08:12 »
Gotta get that $60 for shipping on top, too!

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 01 April 2018, 12:32:06 »
Unicomp is going to sell a SSK and a model F keyboard. SoonTM.
They never even made Model F keyboards at Lexington  :)) .
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Offline Daimakaimura

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 02 April 2018, 03:07:21 »
I don't really understand Unicomp's strategy --- if any. There is obviously a market for buckling spring keyboards beyond what they are selling now. A new model F or even a modern high quality buckling springs keyboard with a 60% or 75% layout  would likely sell well and compete with all the cherry-mx-compatible-aluminium-cases out there.

Offline Giorgio

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 02 April 2018, 17:21:06 »
I don't really understand Unicomp's strategy --- if any. There is obviously a market for buckling spring keyboards beyond what they are selling now. A new model F or even a modern high quality buckling springs keyboard with a 60% or 75% layout  would likely sell well and compete with all the cherry-mx-compatible-aluminium-cases out there.

Me neither. A guy with no engineering degree has-almost- been able to resurrect the model f, raising 400 thousand dollars in orders. They could have easily reached one million in first round orders.

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Re: NIB IBM Model F AT
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 17:49:08 »
I think Unicomp would insist on making them in the U.S., though, not China—and do you think they could afford to tool up for such a thing?

Actually, though, the Model F manufacturing gear could still be tucked away there, couldn't it? Maybe all the stuff for original-quality Model Ms, too—even SSKs of everything, banking boards, etc. ... It's a huge place, after all:


193032-0


(Those are normal-sized houses around it.)

What a tantalizing prospect. Unfortunately, they don't seem very motivated. I think they used up whatever energy and imagination they had creating their own boards.
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