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Offline ed_avis

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[ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« on: Wed, 15 August 2018, 02:43:56 »
Not seen one of these before.  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183379454129

The same seller has five UK-layout, Greenock-made Model Ms... but at 125 pounds each!
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Re: [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #1 on: Sun, 09 September 2018, 11:28:23 »
Interesting find.  Oddly enough this looks almost identical to a Japanese Topre I have.

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Re: [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 10 September 2018, 03:16:40 »
Interesting find.  Oddly enough this looks almost identical to a Japanese Topre I have.

Because, I imagine, both keebs have Japanese layouts. (Funny how that works!)

OP, the listing you pointed to has ended (with eBay recommending a replacement Lenovo Thinkpad keyboard as "something similar"—LOL), so feel free to mark your topic.
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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 10 September 2018, 04:35:13 »
The pricey Ms are still there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183379399564

If they are really selling at that price, I might unload some of mine.  Then again, perhaps I should hold on to them, after I missed out on Bitcoin and all...

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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 12 September 2018, 19:50:38 »
The pricey Ms are still there: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/183379399564

If they are really selling at that price, I might unload some of mine.  Then again, perhaps I should hold on to them, after I missed out on Bitcoin and all...

Well, those are all ISO (UK) keebs made in Scotland, which I don't think are considered as well-made or desirable by collectors. And the price is ridiculous. Other than that, I'd say go for it!  :?)
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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 10:24:57 »
Yes, my Model Ms are of that type too.

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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #6 on: Thu, 13 September 2018, 12:05:22 »
I wonder if there's anything special about the UK boards.  I though those were lexmark branded, but I have one that is ibm branded.

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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #7 on: Fri, 14 September 2018, 03:58:29 »
In the UK, the IBM-branded, Greenock-manufactured Model M is the most common type.

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Re: [ENDED] [ebay.co.uk] IBM M2, Japanese layout
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 16 September 2018, 23:07:42 »
I bet they're pretty common here in the US then too.  Oh well, lovely board to type on either side of the pond.  :cool: