Repurposed Art (ahem...)

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Tue Jul 18 10:39:54 CDT 2017

Hey, it could be worse.  A related auction shows a model 26 (not repainted) being offered for $25,000.  Bizarre.


> On Jul 18, 2017, at 11:34 AM, Paul Berger via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> Oh the horror!
> Note in the auction says that the keyboard is gone, but still wants $599 .99 and you need to pick it up yourself,  ummmm maybe not....
> Paul.
> On 2017-07-18 11:27 AM, Cory Heisterkamp via cctalk wrote:
>> On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 9:14 AM, Philipp Hachtmann via cctalk <
>> cctalk at> wrote:
>>> On 18.07.2017 16:10, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>>>> I would think it would be worth more in its original condition.
>>> I'm not sure. Because it looks cool. And I'm not sure if an old IBM punch
>>> is worth that much. And there's quite a possibility that people (users)
>>> remember the funny painted punch...
>>> I just sent the seller a message calling him a moron if it was him who
>>> removed the keyboard....!
>>> This world is full of stupid idiots :-(
>>> From a seller's point of view, they've got a keypunch that's worth less
>> painted than if it were original, unless you're an art fanatic with lots of
>> space to display such a thing. Me, I'd rather have a clean example to
>> demo/use. The time and cost to strip it to make it presentable just isn't
>> worth it, so at this point I'd wager the larger audience either wants it
>> for parts (in which case $599 is probably also too much) or to the keyboard
>> enthusiasts who probably gave a couple hundred for that KB. -C

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