Forget a wine cellar how about vintage keyboard cellar

Forget a wine cellar how about vintage keyboard cellar

first_imgClicky Keyboards, the internet’s top reseller of IBM Model M keyboards, just posted a few shots of their keyboard collection. You might think you like keyboards, or that you have a nice collection of vintage typing equipment, but trust me, you have nothing on these guys.The image above and those on their Facebook page show just how extensive the collection is. Not only are these multiple keyboards of each “vintage” but they are separated by date and model and safely stored away. Above you can see stacks of what appear to the the popular 1391401 (basically the standard M keyboard) organized by year. The keyboard was made from 1987 through 1996, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of boxes.Given the age of the keyboards it’s pretty amazing what excellent condition they are in, but the Model M is known for its endurance. If treated properly it can be used for extended periods of time (we are talking 10+ years of daily use) so properly cleaned and boxed you can bet there are enough keyboards here that the iPad generation will have a chance to understand the joy of typing on a buckling spring keyboard… if they ever get tired of tapping on shiny glass that is.Popular models like the 1391401 and the 52G9658 are still available today in excellent, or even new, condition if you are are willing to pay $60-$14o for them. You’ll pay more if the keyboard has never been used or if you are a true connoisseur and want the original cardboard box and packaging. They sell for much less on eBay and at yard sales, but it’s worth it to buy something that’s been refurbished, not packed with 15 years of crumbs and dust.Some of these are available for sale at Clickykeyboards.comlast_img

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