|part#||IBM model F (122-key keyboard)
|date||13 DEC 84 (36 years old)
heavy weight: 9 pounds, 1 oz = 4.1 kilos
22″ x 9″ x 2.5″. (558mm x 229mm x 64mm)
|IBM logo||silver logo with black text|
|metal steel back case (painted black)|
|cable||attached, gray coiled cable, 5-pin connector|
|condition||Keyboard in good condition for an artifact that is 36 years old.
|key switches||VERY clicky = buckling spring|
|condition||Requires use of additional converter/adapter in order to work with modern PCs link
|comments||Feet extend in three positions (fully retracted, partially extended, fully extended). Metal shiny internal plate (zinc galvanized steel). Black-painted metal bottom case. Keyboard weight = 9 pounds, 1 oz (4.1 kilos).
Painted-black metal steel backplate with 8-position DIP switch.
IBM 3179 sticker. https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/9/897/ENUS184-039/index.html&lang=en&request_locale=en
* New keyboard
Note: 2 hairlines in the paint of front case. #1 is underneath the PF1-PF4 and #2 is to the bottom left hand corner of case next to 10 function keys
Gray keyboard cable in very good coiled condition with metal end.
see for Chryosan’s YouTube review. IBM 3270/3179 Model F “Battleship” keyboard review (capacitive buckling springs)