|part#||IBM model F (122-key keyboard)
|date||06 AUG 84 (37 years old)
heavy weight: 9 pounds, 1 oz = 4.1 kilos
22″ x 9″ x 2.5″. (558mm x 229mm x 64mm)
|IBM logo||silver logo with black text|
|metal steel back case (painted black)|
|cable||attached, gray coiled cable, 5-pin connector|
|condition||Keyboard in good condition for an artifact that is 35 years old.
|key switches||VERY clicky = buckling spring|
|condition||Front case plastic in upper left hand corner is missing. Allows for an interesting view of the internals of the keyboard foot elevator mechanism. Unknown who won the battle, but as this keyboard still currently works fine.. the other guy probably looked alot worse and was sent to the landfill). (::sarcasm::)
Requires use of additional converter/adapter in order to work with modern PCs link
|comments||Feet extend in three positions (fully retracted, partially extended, fully extended). Metal shiny internal plate (zinc galvanized steel). Black-painted metal bottom case. Keyboard weight = 9 pounds, 1 oz (4.1 kilos).
Gray keyboard cable in very good coiled condition with metal end.
see for Chryosan’s YouTube review. IBM 3270/3179 Model F “Battleship” keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)