1985 IBM Model F keyboard (4176191) 06 AUG 85 (83-key)

SKU: N7146 Category:


part# IBM model F (83-key keyboard)
serial# N7146
date 06 AUG 85 (35 years old)

heavy weight: 7 pounds, 4 oz = 3.3 kilos

19″ x 9″ x 1.5″. (485mm x 228mm x 38mm)

IBM logo silver logo with black text
metal steel back case (painted white)
cable attached, gray coiled cable, 15-pin connector
condition Keyboard in good condition for an artifact that is 35 years old.


key switches VERY clicky = buckling spring
key covers one piece key cover integrated into key stem
condition untested condition.  Keyboard front case has some marks/scratches that were not removable by cleaning.  Selling at discounted rate to account for markings.
comments Feet extend in three positions (fully retracted, partially extended, fully extended).  Metal shiny internal plate (zinc galvanized steel).  White painted metal bottom case.   Keyboard weight = 7 pounds, 4oz (3.3 kilos).  

Gray keyboard cable in very good coiled condition with 15-pin connector. 

see for Chryosan’s YouTube review. IBM 5291 Model F “Bigfoot” keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)

Additional information

Weight 9 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 12 × 4 in