Full keyboard with cherry compatible keycaps

Today I decided to have a look through my old things when I came across a box of old IBM and other various keyboards so naturally, I inspected all of them to see if I had any interesting models amongst them. Three of the 10+ boards had interesting looking switches, and I had no easy time figuring out their type so I turned to /r/MechanicalKeyboards for some identification.

 

Unfortunately, all three happened to be sliders with rubber domes, but fortunately one of them had Cherry MX compatible stems that I could scavenge the keycaps.

BTC Dome and Sliders, thanks /u/drevyek

BTC Dome and Sliders, thanks /u/drevyek

I decided I’d use the keyboard to keep all my unused keycaps on display and take the vintage style caps for another board.

All clean and drying.

All clean and drying.

As a final note, one of the other keyboards had rotated switches for the homing keys which I haven’t seen before and found a bit interesting.

Other dome/slider switches. One with weird rotated switches for F & J.

Other dome/slider switches. One with weird rotated switches for F & J.

Sadly there were no mechanical keyboards in this bunch, but at least I managed to grab some sweet keycaps and some stylish storage for my existing keycaps.