|date||02 DEC 88|
|IBM logo||silver text on black metal logo|
|cable||removable SDL, black coiled cable, 5-pin DIN connector (used cable, standard length)|
|key caps||removable (two piece, key cap + key stem)|
|key switches||clicky = buckling spring|
|condition||Extremely rare item from 1988. Keyboard originally came with early IBM industrial computer and color is typically described as gray, but we think that military olive drab is a more accurate description of the color.|
|comments||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.|
|comments||Very nice IBM model M keyboard with black metal IBM logo. Has additional stabilizer bars under numeric + and Enter keys in addition to stabilizer under space bar.
All 56 plastic rivets have been expertly replaced with M2 screws for ensure for a tight and crisp keyboard feel.
Includes 4 blue 7/32″ screws primarily found in 1986 model M keyboards. Includes original IBM white styrofoam packaging (see photos).