|date||04/17/98 (25 years old)|
|IBM logo||silver text on black background|
|cable||attached, coiled cable, ps/2 connector for keyboard and for mouse. Can be used on modern computer with only USB ports with purchase of additional ps/2 to USB adapter|
|key caps||removable as one piece|
|key switches||clicky = buckling spring|
|grade||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. Photo gallery of typical restoration workflow.|
|condition||Keyboard tested and all keys are 100% functional. Integrated trackpoint erase-head mouse tested and 100% functional. Keyboard in very good condition with black keyboard cable with ps/2 plugs still in good condition. All 101 keys individually removed, cleaned, and reinstalled.|
|comments||very rare IBM model M keyboard. Of the tens of thousands of buckling-spring keyboards that IBM produced from 1985 – 1999, this is the only series (model M13) that comes in IBM stealth black color. Similar to traditional 1391401 keyboard, but added trackpoint pointing device.