|date||16 SEP 88 (29 years old)|
|IBM logo||silver logo with black text|
|cable||removable, coiled SDL to ps/2 cable (new)
|key caps||removable (two piece, key stem + key cap)|
|key switches||clicky = buckling spring|
|Designed when “real” typing on a quality keyboard was a required skill to use a $4000 IBM personal computer. PC mag link
(pre-dates the then new mouse-click and graphical user interface operating system later to be known as Microsoft Windows 3.1 and 95)
|condition||Keyboard pre-selected as good candidate and passed initial testing to confirm mechanical condition. Upper keyboard case disassembled and individual 101 keys have been removed and fully cleaned by hand. Inspection of interior plate. All 56 plastic rivets drilled out and replaced with M2 precision screws to restore internal integrity. Interior plate vacuumed to remove foreign debris. Keyboard re-assembled and re-tested post-cleaning. Individual photography of rear label. Photo gallery of typical restoration workflow.|
|comments||Very nice IBM model M keyboard with silver IBM logo. Has additional stabilizer bars under numeric + and Enter keys in addition to stabilizer under space bar.|
|comments||This keyboard is tested to work 100%. The keyboard assembly has been confirmed to be in functional, operational condition.
|comments||Interior keyboard found in excellent condition, no additional dusting or deep cleaning was necessary. Keyboard has yellow wires to LED and metal stabilizers under the numberpad Enter and numberpad + keys. Only a select number of plastic rivets were found to be loose and were drilled out and replaced with M2 screws.
All 56 plastic rivets have been expertly replaced with M2 screws for ensure for a tight and crisp keyboard feel.