1985 IBM model M (industrial gray) (1388032) 12-DEC-85

SKU: 05548 Category:


serial#05548  (very low serial number)
among the very first IBM model M keyboards known to still exist
IBM logo silver text on black metal logo
cableremovable, coiled cable, ps/2 connector
key caps removable (two piece, key cap + key stem)
key switches clicky = buckling spring
conditionExtremely rare item from 1985.  Serial number is extremely low and early in series (5548).  Keyboard originally came with early IBM industrial computer and color is typically described as gray, but we think that militay olive drab is a more accurate description of the color.
commentskeyboard is used equipment and has been lightly surface cleaned.  Keyboard has been tested to work 100% 
comments1985 = Ronald Reagan takes oath for second term as 40th US President
USSR leader Cherneko dies and replaced by Mikhail Gobachev
Coke changes is formula to New Coke and then flips back to Classic Coke
Microsoft Windows 1.0 introduced.
Popular music = Like a Virgin (Madonna)
Popular films = Back to the Future, Rocky IV, Rambo: First Blood Part II,
Popular TV = Miami Vice, Cosby Show
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