IBM 4704 Display Station Model 200 Alphameric Keyboard

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1982 Q4Model F 4704 Model 200 Alphameric Keyboard (4704-200)IBM capacitive buckling springsMore info on this keyboard

Aka, "Model F62" or "kishsaver"

eg, P/Ns 6019284, 6019319, 6019324, 6019326, 6019328, 6019329, 6019334, 6019337

IBM-made 62-key typewriter-style keyboard for IBM 4704 Model 1, 2 and 3 Display Terminals, components of the IBM 4700 Finance Communication System. The keyboard is a particularly early example of a 60% keyboard and was designed to allow for full alphanumeric input capability but limited programmed-function capability compared to the 50-key IBM 4704-100 Function Keyboard. As such, the host terminals allowed a Model 100 keyboard and this Model 200 keyboard to be combined to provide both functionalities effectively. The keyboard on its own was intended for personal consultants and administrative personnel. The keyboard's cover is made of zinc and has a volume-adjustable buzzer on the bottom intended to provide an audible alarm to the user on certain system and application program conditions.


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