IBM 3178-C3 Typewriter 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)
1983 Q3Model F 3104/3178 Typewriter Base Keyboard (31XX-87)IBM capacitive buckling springsMore info on this keyboard

eg, P/N 6052101

87-key typewriter-style EBCDIC keyboard for the 3270-family IBM 3178 Model C3 Display Station. It was a part of the continuation of IBM 3270 Base Keyboards that originated in the IBM Model B keyboard family era, specifically implementing the RPQ 8K1038 327X-87 type Model B Base Keyboard's layout originally for [at least] IBM 3278 Model 2 Display Stations. This layout was notable for its 12-key combination adding machine style numeric keypad with 24 program-function legends. It has an internal solenoid clicker assembly and a blue-coloured display case toggle switch. It was only available in US English.


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