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So i was milling around in the computer lab, and i see this pile of old peripherals lying in a cupboard thing on the side. Curiosity kicked in, and started rummaging through the pile! Look what i found! The technician allowed me to have it for 5 bucks









the official model is

AT101W
104-key, buckling spring, BLACK
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post #2 of 19
It's not buckling springs--only IBM made those.

It's original black Alps switches. Most people either love 'em or hate 'em.

Good find.
post #3 of 19
whats so good about this? I think thats the one I have in my cupboard or its at least ver similar
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Score!
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explain please
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post #6 of 19
its a mechanical keyboard for $5... They usually go for an average of about $100
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Originally Posted by jach11 View Post
its a mechanical keyboard for $5... They usually go for an average of about $100
This isn't the type that goes for $100. If this were made today, an acceptable price would be like $50-$60. And these ones degrade a bit with age. But even old and used, if that was cleaned up it would still be worth a solid $20.
post #8 of 19
You can usually grab a yellow/beige one of these for anything between 1-10 bucks off of ebay. But the black ones are rarer, a nice find for 5 bucks. My main typing board is a beige one, i guess i like the black alps
    
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post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
It's not buckling springs--only IBM made those.
Don't forget Lexmark, Unicomp, Maxiswitch, AT&T, Brother Telecom, Can Technology and (ironically in this context) Alps.

@OP: Nice find. Unfortunately, the legends on those keycaps do not hold up too well. I've seen many a picture of those black AT101Ws with some hideous key wear.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/22/11 at 2:33pm
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post #10 of 19
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Don't forget Lexmark, Unicomp, Maxiswitch, AT&T, Brother Telecom, Can Technology and (ironically in this context) Alps.

@OP: Nice find. Unfortunately, the legends on those keycaps do not hold up too well. I've seen many a picture of those black AT101Ws with some hideous key wear.
if only everyone employed sublimation printing like topre sigh
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