IBM 5291/5292 Display Station Keyboard

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Admiral Shark's Keyboards (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Admiral Shark's Keyboards (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
1982 Q1Model F 5291/5292 Terminal KeyboardIBM capacitive buckling springsMore info on this keyboard

eg, P/Ns 1397950, 4176191, 5642852, 5643009, 5643010, 5643011, 5643012, 5643014, 5643024, 7363290

IBM or Lexmark made 83-key typewriter-style keyboard for the IBM 5291 Display Station and IBM 5292 Color Display Station, both IBM 5250-compatible terminals. The keyboard resembles the IBM 5150/5160 Personal Computer Keyboard but with enlarged bezels and its characteristic three-setting riser-style feet. This earned it the community nickname "bigfoot" Model F. The keyboard also lacks its own controller and thus doesn't produce its own scancodes (the electronics inside only allow for capacitance sensing for the host terminal to control itself). The keyboard was available in two variants that were identical apart from the cable; a Type 1 keyboard for IBM 5291 Model 1s with an integrated connection via a 14-pin IDC-style connector and a Type 2 keyboard for 5291 Model 2s with an external connection via a DA-15 plug.


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