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P/N 41G3572

IBM Industrial Space Saving Keyboard

Market Model Name/Feature Code
6896
Type
Model M Industrial Space Saving Keyboard
Nickname
SSK
OEM
Lexmark
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1992 Q3
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Industrial Grey
Branding
IBM black oval badge
Protocol
Set 2/AT
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled detachable SDL to PS/2
Key Count
84
Form Factor
Tenkeyless
Layout/Language
Belgian
Data Last Updated
2021-04-08

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Variant of a Model M Industrial Space Saving Keyboard
Variant of a Model M Industrial Space Saving Keyboard

The IBM Industrial Space Saving Keyboard was a variant of the SSK designed for blending in with industrial environments - in particular, heavily within the automotive industry. In a familiar fashion to the relationship between the IBM Enhanced Keyboard and its industrial variants, the only difference is the grey casing designed to hide the dirt and discolouration expected to be inflicted upon the device within an industrial environment. Functionally, SSKs and industrial SSKs are identical. In particular, industrial SSKs seemed to have been popular in the automotive industry during the early '90s.