1994 IBM model M Soft Touch (8184692) Manufactured for IBM by Lexmark 06-OCT-94

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Description

part#8184692
serial#1002682
date06-OCT-94
IBM logo black text on white with text “IBM Soft Touch Keyboard”
conditionkeyboard is used equipment
originMade in the USA
Extremely rare variant of IBM model M keyboard.  Keyboard mechanism is buckling spring NON-CLICKY with sound-dampening grease injected within each of the 101 individual buckling spring mechanisms.

Precison, progressive-spring, tactile feel but without click sound of normal buckling spring.

cableremovable, coiled cable, ps/2 connector  (new cable, long length)
key caps two-piece removable (key cap + key stem)
key switches clicky = buckling spring
commentsVery rare keyboard.  We have only collected and sold a total of only 8 other soft-touch buckling spring keyboards among the 6000+ keyboards that we have sold since we have been in business.
commentsKeyboard has built-in internal speaker (not controllable or accessible by Windows operating system, probably a special feature used for system beeps associated with the original IBM computer that this keyboard was bundled with).    Has evidence of prior repair to plastic case.  Keyboard has some minor scratches in the case that are not removable by cleaning. 

 

Additional information

Weight8 lbs