|date||04-08-93 (25 years old)|
|condition||keyboard is used condition, fully cleaned and restored.
|origin||Made by IBM. Made in the USA|
|IBM logo||dark blue text on dark gray|
|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)
|cable||attached, coiled cable, ps/2 connector|
|key caps||removable (two piece, key stem + key cap)|
|key switches||clicky (buckling spring)|
|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. Any missing 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.
Coil in keyboard cable slightly stretched, where the cable meets the ps/2 connector, cracks in plastic sheathing exposing shielding, but cable and keyboard works as designed and tested as fully functional.
|All plastic rivets on back plate have been removed and replaced with M2x6mm screws.|
|comments||This keyboard is tested to work 100%.