1988 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 26 APR 88


date26 APR 88 (32 years old)
IBM logoblack logo on white background
cableremovable SDL, gray coiled cable, ps/2 connector (long cable)
key capsremovable (two piece, key stem + 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.
commentsHas additional original Lotus 1-2-3 Release 3.1 stickers above the top function key row.  (Hard plastic sticker can be removed by end user)



Additional information

Weight7 lbs
Dimensions20 × 9 × 3 in

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