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P/N 1394946

IBM Industrial Keyboard

Type
Model M Industrial Keyboard
OEM
IBM, Lexmark
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1991
Key Count
101
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Industrial Grey
Branding
IBM black oval badge
Feet
Model M-style flip-out feet
Connection
Set 2/AT over PS/2
Layout/Language
US ANSI
Additional Notes
FRU part number for the Lexmark-made examples is 1394972

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Variant of a Model M Industrial Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Industrial Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Industrial Keyboard

The Model M industrial keyboards were the first PC-compatible Model Ms available, originally shipping with the IBM 7531 Industrial PC. Compared to the more famous and common IBM Enhanced Keyboard, IBM industrial keyboards feature a grey casing designed to hide the dirt and discolouration expected to be inflicted upon the device within an industrial environment. However, the internal assembly is unchanged. Thanks to their colour and relative rarity, these are amongst the most expensive Model Ms to purchase today.