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SNKB-M1987BS122

IBM Command Key Keyboard

Part Number
1390886
Type
Model M Type II Functional Key Keyboard
Nickname
Battleship
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Key Count
122
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Connection
Set 3 over DIN (240)
Layout/Language
UK ISO
Additional Notes
"Cmdxx" command key block
Production Date
1987, 29 November
Sound Signature
Modifications
Fitted with a Linux Tux GUI keycap from Unicomp, alphanumeric and modifier keycaps from an IBM Wheelwriter 6, and several standard Enhanced Keyboard keycaps from a standard Model M.

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Variant of a Model M Type II Functional Key Keyboard

The Functional Key Keyboard Type II was a slight revision over the previous version made only months after the Type I's introduction. Whilst the general appearance remained the same, the dual-setting feet were lost in favour of an elongated version of the standard Enhanced Keyboard feet and DIP switches became an optional feature. The 24-key function key block was still labelled either "Cmdxx" or "PFxx". These are also commonly referred to as the "M122" like the other Model M Functional Key Keyboards, and thus "Type II" is used to help distinguish it from the others (in particular, from its very similar predecessor).