I have these beamspring units. I want to get rid of them.
I would love to see them go to a good home and or get restored, especially if you make a project on here of restoring them and you can keep them.
I am willing to let them go pretty cheap to a good home, but the shipping will be like 40lbs since they way a ton, each.
None of them have cords; I haven’t verified any of them work. I pulled some caps off of one and I have done the evaporust thing to restore springs on model F and M with pretty decent success… but I am never going to have time to really bring these back to their glory days. I thought about packing all this stuff into a box “Retirement Project: Beamspring restoration” for my future self but… I am happy enough with the Model F guy’s beamspring keyboard and I will just hang on to that forever instead.
Open to trades too I guess? The “hottest” beamspring keybaord was this one:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/8zg4uk/ibm_3278_beamspring_almost_done/ … I never managed to get my hands on one of those. Crazy, because in college, I had saved a few of these from the landfill. Its there right next to my daystar mac clone with dual processors which wasn’t even properly supported by macOS7/8.
Some of the kinds of damage and rust you’re up against: