|part#||IBM model F (122-key keyboard)
|date||03 JUNE 1985 (35 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||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)