1989 AT&T buckling-spring keyboard 06-19-1989

SKU: 89TY47090957 Category:


part#KBD 305B 501007827
date06-19-1989 (31 years old)
logo AT&T globe logo
Interesting find for the keyboard collector.. It looks, feels and sounds just like an IBM model M ps/2 keyboard. Even has the same interchangeable key caps and key stems, stabilizer bars on number pad, similar weight. Differences include the RJ-11 connector to ps/2 cable, keyboard extension feet design, slanted font used on keys, LED and internal keyboard controller, space bar design.
cableremovable ps/2 to RJ-11 type
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 $5000 IBM personal computer.
(pre-dates the then new mouse-click and graphical user interface operating system later to be known as Microsoft Windows 3.1 and 95)
conditionUpper keyboard case and individual keys
have been removed and fully cleaned by hand.
Interesting variant on IBM Model M design and made in the USA, but made by AT&T. Similar buckling spring assemblies and removable key stem and key caps (see photo #20). Key fonts are italicized with some keys having green sub logos (Setup, Windw, Print, Log in, User, Systm, Lc Clr, Disc, Reset, Up, Left, Down, Right (see photos #7 and #8). Has a blank key cap in the “Esc” (see photo #4) position. Internal date code (see photo #10 below).
commentsThis keyboard is tested to work 100%


Additional information

Weight7.1 lbs
Dimensions24 × 12 × 3 in