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P/N 1390587

IBM Command Key Keyboard

Type
Model M Type II Functional Key Keyboard
Nickname
Battleship
OEM
IBM UK, IBM Netherlands
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1989
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Beige/Off White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Feet
Single-setting elongated flip-out feet
Protocol
Set 3
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled fixed DIN (240)
Key Count
122
Form Factor
120%
Layout/Language
Spanish ISO
Additional Notes
"Mdtxx" command key block
Credits
u/ioi_parzival
Data Last Updated
2021-05-17

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Variant of a Model M Type II Functional Key Keyboard

The Type II 122-key Model M terminal keyboard was a slight modification over the Type I, simply having underside-accessed flip-out feet instead of side-accessed dual-setting riser-style feet and having a right-angled plastic-jacketed 240-degree pin arranged DIN plug instead of a straight-shaped metal-jacketed one. The front case styling remains the same though, meaning a visual inspection from only the front cannot always distinguish between Type IIs, Type Is or even "F122s". However, a visual inspection from the sides can reveal the difference between a Type II and a Type I or "F122". Type IIs saw use with primarily IBM 3191, 3196, 3197 and 3206 terminals, although they could operate with several others too. Their 24-key function key block could be labelled in either "Cmdxx" or "PFxx" nomenclature like their predecessors.