1985 IBM Model F keyboard (4176191) 18 DEC 85 (83-key)

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part#IBM model F (83-key keyboard)
date18 DEC 85 (34 years old)

heavy weight: 7 pounds, 4 oz = 3.3 kilos

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

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


key switchesVERY clicky = buckling spring
key coversone piece key cover integrated into key stem
conditionuntested condition
commentsFeet 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

Weight9 lbs
Dimensions24 × 12 × 4 in