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IBM 5576-003 Japanese SSK + numpad
« on: Sat, 23 February 2019, 03:30:04 »
This isn't a bargain, by any meansóbut I'd never seen one, and thought you guys might enjoy seeing it too.

IBM 5576-003 Japanese Space Saving Keyboard SSK w/ Mechanical Numpad

BIN $1309.00, free US shipping (from Georgia)


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Re: IBM 5576-003 Japanese SSK + numpad
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 20:09:56 »
Interesting.

Is the SSK actually bucking spring?  if so, must have had a custom barrel plate.  And case.
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Re: IBM 5576-003 Japanese SSK + numpad
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 28 February 2019, 22:40:59 »
Itís brother bucking spring! Keycaps donít fit regular IBM buckling springs and the feel is definitely different too!

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Re: IBM 5576-003 Japanese SSK + numpad
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 24 April 2019, 14:01:53 »
Sweet!  Never seen anything like this before!  Thank you for posting it!  :thumb: