IBM 5253/5254 Display Station Electronic Keyboard

Provided by the ASK Keyboard Directory

alexnperez (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
1979 Q4Model B 5253/5254 Electronic Keyboard (525X-82)IBM beam springsMore info on this keyboard

96-character variant

eg, P/N 7363831

IBM-made 84-key typewriter-style keyboard for the IBM 5253 Display Station and 5254 Dual Display Station (both terminals for the IBM 5520 Administrative System). They were intended for facilitating document creation and editing, and management of their storage. They could also support an IBM 3270 emulation mode. This variant is the 96-character keyboard with a 1.25-unit left shift key and an "ISO-style" return key. They had a 32Ω, 0.2W speaker inside though its purpose is presently unclear. The keyboard itself and its layout became the basis of the slightly later IBM Displaywriter Keyboard.


ASK. Admiral Shark's Keyboards original content. License/note: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.

  1. alexnperez - keyboard/ibm_5253_5254 [accessed 2024-03-02]. License/note: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 (perspective adjustments applied).