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Admiral Shark's Keyboards

Admiral Shark's Keyboards is my passion project for the vintage keyboard hobby with two objectives; hosting my IBM, Lexmark, Unicomp, Lenovo and Toshiba Retail keyboard collection online, and providing resources and information helpful to those also interested in IBM or any affiliated companies' products such as their keyboards or computer systems!

But, it didn't start off that way. Let me be frank - this was purely a project for me to test my technical skills with PHP and MySQL. I decided on the topic of IBM and co since that was my biggest emerging interest at the time, and my keyboard collection was used as a scenario to test a PHP library I am developing to help speed up the development of websites. Eventually, I realised there is a lack of centralised information for IBM keyboards and nothing really satisfied my love of nuance and discovery, so I've decided to take the project somewhat seriously from November 2019 onwards. Maybe I'll even make a half-decent web design in the future...

Things started to take off in early 2020 and I decided to make this project a large part of my free time. My current goals include building the largest repository of per-part number specs of IBM keyboards, authoring articles on interesting topics to further keyboard science and help educate others, creating tools and galleries for identifying keyboards, creating helpful diagrams and connection pinouts, and writing modding guides such as internal Soarer's conversions for different IBM keyboards.

Me

As the above should insinuate, I'm a programmer of course.

I'm just a guy in his twenties from Wales, a little but beautiful part of the UK where valleys and sheep dominate the landscape. I'm a qualified computer games developer currently studying for a Master of Science by Research in Computer Science. I spend my time playing around with the Unity game engine, .NET Framework (C#/WPF), TBB, and full-stack web development for Linux with PHP and MySQL. My specialisations are physics programming and visualisation.

When I'm not working or playing around with my IBM gadgets, I'm typically enjoying an episode of Star Trek or Stargate along with a bottle of violet gin and lemonade, watching my favourite YouTubers surrounding tech and electronics, reading about space exploration and naval history, or rocking out to Metallica!

You can also find me on several 'keyboarding' outlets, including the forums deskthority and geekhack and the subreddits r/ModelM and r/Vintagekeyboards. I moderate the r/ModelM subreddit and Discord, so feel free to pay a visit and say hey!

Terms of Use & Disclaimers

Nature of the site

Admiral Shark's Keyboards is a non-profit website. Third-party material (including any copyrighted content) is included under the legally acknowledged terms of "fair dealing" and no copyright infringement or claim of ownership is intended. Typically, all instances of third-party material are noted with inline references or acknowledgements at the end of a given page. If such a reference is inaccurate or missing, or you're the original content creator/owner of something you wish to have removed, please contact me to discuss the situation. All original content (text and images I've authored myself) are available under CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 terms.

Relationship with companies

Admiral Shark's Keyboards is not endorsed, sponsored or affiliated with International Business Machines Corporation, Lenovo Group, Lexmark, International, Unicomp, Toshiba or any other company that is mentioned on this website. Whilst I write about all these companies, occasionally interact with them for research purposes, or even agree to help test their products, they hold no control over Admiral Shark's Keyboards, nor do I make anything in their name. Any instances of interaction will be noted on a per-page/per-article basis.

Accuracy of information

Admiral Shark's Keyboards strives to ensure that all information hosted on this website is as correct as possible, but because I am not an IBM, Lexmark, Unicomp, Lenovo, Toshiba etc. employee, I cannot absolutely ensure the accuracy of any piece of supposedly factual information considering such information can be based on assumptions and guesswork or can be derived from secondary sources in what is believed to be public domain. For the latter, information could be inaccurate due to human error, vandalism of sources, or speculation. If you find any piece of information that you feel is blatantly wrong or misleading, feel free to contact me to discuss the issue and possible resolutions.

Liability

By using or acting on any information hosted on Admiral Shark's Keyboards, you agree that I am not liable for any accidents or damages that may occur from using such information. I am not responsible for any information displayed within the resources I use as sources of information. I am also not responsible for what may occur from others modifying and rehosting information gathered from this website.

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Sources

Keyboard part numbers

Source
Keyboards found
Link
http://bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/3278/S126-0029-0_3276_3278_Keyboard_Assembly_Parts_Catalog_Jan83.pdf
IBM 3278 Final Keyboard Assembly without Num. Lock (B/3278)

IBM 3278 Final Keyboard Assembly with Num. Lock (B/3278)
http://www.bitsavers.org/pdf/ibm/5291/S131-0635-0_5291_Display_Station_Parts_Catalog_Jan82.pdf
IBM 5291 Display Station Keyboard Assembly (F Bigfoot)
http://kishy.ca/?p=648
IBM 4704 Model 100 Functional Keypad (F50)

IBM 4704 Model 200 Alphameric Keyboard (F62)

IBM 4704 Model 300 Expanded Alphameric Keyboard (F77)

IBM 4704 Model 400 Administrative Keyboard (F107)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/9/897/ENUS183-129/index.html
IBM 5271 Converged Keyboard for 3270 PC (F122)
http://www.thepcmuseum.com/ibmjx/
IBM 5511 JX Personal Computer Standard Keyboard (Other)

IBM 5511 JX Personal Computer Professional Keyboard (Other)
https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_JX_keyboards
IBM 5511 JX Personal Computer Professional Keyboard (Other)
EMEA - IBM 3180 Display Station (#ENUS3180) [IBM]
IBM 3180 Display Station APL Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3180 Display Station Keyboard Element (F122)
IBM 3180 Display Station Models 1 and 2 Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#184-040) [IBM]
IBM 3180 Display Station Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3179/3180 Display Station Data Entry Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3180 Display Station Data Entry Keyboard Element (F122)
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
IBM 3179 Color Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (F122)
IBM Hardware Maintenance Service Manual - 5150/5155/5160 Service Parts Catalog Section (#6280087) [minuszerodegrees.net]
IBM Portable Personal Computer Keyboard (F/XT Portable)

IBM Personal Computer AT Keyboard (F/AT)

IBM Personal Computer Keyboard (F/XT)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?appname=skmwww&htmlfid=897%2FENUS185-078&infotype=AN&mhq=IBM%20Network%20Stat
IBM 3161 ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M)
http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/3205/SY18-2121-1_3205_Color_Display_Console_Maintenance_Information_Sep1985.pdf
IBM 3205 Color Display Console Keyboard Unit (F122)

IBM 3205 Color Display Console Keyboard Unit (M122 Type I)
IBM Store Systems Part Catalog (#S131-0097-09) [Infania Networks]
IBM 4683/4684 Alphanumeric POS Keyboard (M/AT ANPOS)
https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_6298389
IBM RT PC Enhanced Keyboard (Other)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?appname=skmwww&htmlfid=897%2FENUS186-026&infotype=AN&mhq=IBM%20Network%20Stat
IBM 3164 ASCII Color Display Station Keyboard (M)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/1/897/ENUS186-011/index.html&request_locale=en
IBM 5085 LPFK Feature (LPFK)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?htmlfid=877/ENUSZG86-0246&infotype=AN&subtype=CA&appname=skmwww
IBM 3193 Model 2 Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (M)

IBM 3193 Model 1 Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (M122 Type I)
http://ps-2.retropc.se/sandy55/5576/5576.html
IBM 5576-001 PS/55 Keyboard (Other)
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Brief Description, Charges, and Availability (#187-132) [IBM]
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M)
IBM Personal System/2 Model 60 Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#ZG87-4005) [IBM]
IBM Enhanced Keyboard (M)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?appname=skmwww&htmlfid=897%2FENUS187-132&infotype=AN&mhq=IBM%20Network%20Stat
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Space Saving Keyboard (M/SSK)
https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=17598
IBM Enhanced Keyboard (M)
https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/de/ssw_ibm_i_71/nls/rbagssbcskybrddispprtnumb.htm
IBM 3476/3477 InfoWindow Twinax Display Station Keyboard (M122 Type III)
https://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/ShowDoc.wss?docURL=/common/ssi/rep_ca/6/897/ENUS189-166/index.html&request_locale=en
IBM RISC System/6000 Lighted Program Function Keyboard (LPFK)
IBM InfoWindow 3471 Display Station Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#189-096) [IBM]
IBM 3471 InfoWindow Enhanced Keyboard (M)

IBM 3471 InfoWindow Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (M122 Type III)

IBM 3471 InfoWindow Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (Other)
https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_6247440_for_RT_and_5086_Processor
IBM RT PC Enhanced Keyboard (Other)
IBM 7009 Compact Server Service Guide (#SA23-2716-01) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM RISC System/6000 Keyboard (M w/ Speaker)
https://www.clickykeyboards.com/product/1991-dell-model-m-old-logo-1397651-07-19-91/
Dell Enhanced Keyboard (M)
IBM Laptop L40SX - Parts Listing (#PFAN-3QX835) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM PS/2 L40SX Keyboard Assembly (M3)
The IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX system (8543-A44) and Features (#ZG91-0105) [IBM]
IBM Numeric Keypad for IBM PS/2 L40SX (M3)
http://bitsavers.trailing-edge.com/pdf/ibm/3153/G520-9415-02_IBM_InfoWindow_II_3153_Marketing_Reference_Guide_Jul1998.pdf
IBM 3153 InfoWindow II Color ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M2)
IBM Industrial Computer Feature Enhancements and Additions (#ZG92-0306) [IBM]
IBM Industrial Space Saving Keyboard (M/SSK Industrial)
https://www.ibm.com/docs/de/i/7.1?topic=information-sbcs-keyboard-display-part-numbers-by-language
IBM InfoWindow Twinax Display Station Keyboard (M)
https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?t=11840
ICPI Ambra (M)
IBM 4694 POS Terminal Model 001 Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#193-150) [IBM]
IBM Retail POS Keyboard (M7)

IBM Retail POS Keyboard w/ Card Reader (M7/MSR)

IBM Retail POS Keyboard w/ Card Reader and Display (M8)

IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ Card Reader (M9)

IBM Modifiable Layout Keyboard (M11)
IBM PC Server 310 - FRU-P/N Cross Reference (EMEA) (#JBAR-3WDP8W) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Enhanced Keyboard with Quiet Touch (M)
https://www.clickykeyboards.com/product/1994-dell-model-m-new-logo-1369050-06-apr-94/
Dell Enhanced Keyboard (M)
https://www.clickykeyboards.com/product/1994-ibm-model-m-92g7453-made-by-ibm-06-sep-94/
IBM Enhanced Keyboard (M)
https://www.ardent-tool.com/sandy55/5576/5576.html
IBM 5576-C01 TrackPoint II Japanese Keyboard (M)
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/e83e.htm
IBM 3153 InfoWindow II Color ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M3)
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/4b76.htm
IBM 101-Key Keyboard with 25mm Trackball - PS Style (M5-2)

IBM 101-Key Keyboard with 25mm Trackball - AT Style (M5-2)
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pcpartnerinfo/ctstips/f9c6.htm
IBM Basic II Keyboard (Model A)
IBM PC300GL - 6272 EMEA FRU-P/N Cross-Reference List (#JBAR-3VTNM9) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Standard 104-key Keyboard (Other)

IBM Standard 105-key Keyboard (Other)
IBM Personal Computer 300 Series, 700 Series and IntelliStation Hardware Maintenance Manual (#S83G-7789-18) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM PC 300GL 6267/6287 Keyboard (Other)
IBM Space Saver Keyboard - Product Overview (#VLAR-3Z5GNH) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Space Saver Keyboard (M4-1)
IBM Space Saver II Keyboard - Product Overview (#MIGR-487PPW) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Space Saver II (TPSS)
Options by IBM: TrackPoint USB Space Saver Keyboard (KPH0035) Hardware Announcement (#101-140) [IBM]
IBM TrackPoint USB Space Saver Keyboard (TPSS)
http://www.ibmfiles.com/pages/netvistaspacesaver.htm
IBM TrackPoint USB Space Saver Keyboard (TPSS)
IBM NetVista Hardware Maintenance Manual Types 6826, 8317, 8318, and 8319 (#59P7580) [IBM]
IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard (Other)
Keyboard and mice accessories - ThinkCentre M55 (type 6487, 8012, 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811, 8816) / M55p (type 6487, 8012, 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811, 8816) (#PD010077) [Lenovo]
IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard (Other)
Keyboard accessories - IBM 1U 17-Inch Flat-Panel Monitor Console Kit (#800692) [IBM]
IBM PS/2 Travel Keyboard with UltraNav (M6-1/ThinkPad)
http://ps-2.kev009.com/pccbbs/pc_servers_pdf/02r2779.pdf
IBM PS/2 Travel Keyboard with UltraNav (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Lenovo USB Numeric Keypad (KU-9880) - Overview (#PD010666) [Lenovo]
Lenovo USB Numeric Keypad (Other)
Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Keyboard (SK-8825) - Service parts (#PD002412)
Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Keyboard (Other)
IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits Product Guide (#TIPS0731) [Lenovo]
IBM UltraNav USB Keyboard (M6-1/ThinkPad)
IBM Point of Sale Options and I/O Devices Service Guide DRAFT (#GC30-9737-01) [IBM]
IBM Retail POS Keyboard with MSR and LCD (M8)

IBM Modular CANPOS II Keyboard (M-e)
Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (SK-8855) - Service parts (#PD000902) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Overview - IBM Ultra-Nav Keyboards for IBM System x (#807782) [IBM]
IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand (EBK-209A) - Service Parts (#PD025884) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand (AccuType)
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (KU-1255) - Overview and Service Parts (#PD026745) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (AccuType)
Lenovo 1U 18.5-inch Standard Media Console Product Guide (#TIPS1048) [Lenovo]
Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)

IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)
https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/
Model F Labs F62 Model F Keyboard (F62)

Model F Labs F77 Model F Keyboard (F77)
Overview for Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse Combo (SK-8823) (#ACC100326)
Lenovo Slim USB Keyboard (Other)
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint (KT-1255) - Overview and Service Parts (#PD026744) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint (AccuType)
compucover.com/new_index.cfm?do=ItemPage&ManufactureName=IBM&ProductID=1519797&CategoryID=553&RequestTimeout=1500&LetsSearch=Key
IBM 5291 Display Station Keyboard Unit (F Bigfoot)

Other

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