1988 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 09 JUN 88 (converted to SWE/FIN 102-keyset)

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date09 JUN 88 (32 years old)
IBM logoblack logo on white background
cableremovable SDL, coiled cable, ps/2 connector (new cable, long length)
key capsremovable (one piece, key stem integrated into key cap)
key switchesclicky = 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)
conditionKeyboard 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.
commentsThis keyboard is tested to work 100%. The keyboard assembly has been confirmed to be in functional, operational condition.
commentsOriginal 101-key US key layout has been modified and replaced with new 102-keyset in Swedish/Finnish.  (see photos 1-4 for details of key layout)

Additional information

Weight7 lbs
Dimensions20 × 9 × 3 in

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