P/N 1391518 - Model M SSK Keyboard Details & Specs

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IBM 3162 ASCII Display Station Short Keyboard

A designation from my own type naming scheme used to categorise this keyboard with or from others by their common features and market intent but may/may not be derived from official names.
Model M Terminal Space Saving Keyboard
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Earliest AppearanceEarliest Appearance
The year (and possibly the quarter) that this keyboard part number was introduced, first observed, first recorded or the first example found.
1986 Q3
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
IBM scancode set 3
The keyboard-to-host connection. This is could be a description of a cable (its colour, whether its coiled, whether its detachable, and what connector is at its end) or the name of a wireless technology.
DIN (240) cable
Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
Form FactorForm Factor
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Earliest Recorded PriceEarliest Recorded Price
The earliest price, currency and year of record found for this keyboard part number.
$180 in 1986
Additional NotesAdditional Notes
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Presumed to be a first-generation terminal SSK variant
Documents ("Doc"), websites and/or webpages ("Web") that were used as a source of information for this keyboard part number. Examples of this keyboard part number I own ("ASK") will also be included as sources.
Doc: IBM 3162 ASCII Display Station, new non-IBM emulation cartridges, new 3163/3164 ALA models, IBM 3161, 3163, and 3164 functional enhancement cartridges Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#186-167) [source: IBM]
Data Last Updated 2022-08-29