IBM System 9002 Hybrid Keyboard

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1984 Q1Model F 9002 Laboratory KeyboardIBM capacitive buckling springsMore info on this keyboard

IBM-made 140-key (83 buckling spring, 57 touch) keyboard for the IBM System 9002 Desk-Top Computer for laboratories. It's a counterpart to the IBM System 9001 Standard Keyboard that integrates the same basic IBM Personal Computer Keyboard derived assembly design with a functional keypad (membrane touch panel) that for the aforementioned System 9001 was a component integrated into the computer itself. The "Hybrid" in the keyboard's name represents this merging of technologies. The keyboard's outer design is similar to 104-key IBM Converged Keyboards and appears to feature side-accessible riser feet. Not much else is known about this keyboard.


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