P/N 4780898 - Model F Keyboard Details & Specs

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IBM System 9000 Family Standard Keyboard

Known Assembly Part NumbersKnown Assembly Part Numbers
Possible numbers found inside this keyboard used to indicate its internal assembly and the keycaps on it.
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 F/XT PC Laboratory Keyboard
Possible companies responsible for making this keyboard for the company marketing it.
The name of the known switching mechanism that lies under this keyboard's keys.
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Earliest AppearanceEarliest Appearance
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1982 Q2
Original KeycapsOriginal Keycaps
The keyboard's original keycaps' material and text/symbol printing technique.
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing ColourCasing Colour
The original colour of this keyboard's outer casing. For keyboards whose casing materials are known to yellow, this will refer to the original colour before such transformation occurs.
Pearl White
The possible branding and logo styles found on this keyboard part number. This could be multiple styles at once or possible styles found over time.
IBM silver rectangle badge
The style of this keyboard's flip-out or extendable feet. If applicable, this may also state how many levels of height adjustment are available and whether the feet could be rubberised.
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
IBM Mode 1 (scancode set 1)
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.
Black coiled-style fixed DIN (180) cable
Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
Form FactorForm Factor
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Image of Layout/LanguageThe original regional/language layout this keyboard was configured as. Both the language and the standardised key layout may be listed, and in the case of both being known or defined, it will be styled as language then standard.
Earliest Recorded PriceEarliest Recorded Price
The earliest price, currency and year of record found for this keyboard part number.
$270 USD in 1984
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IBM System 9001 Standard Keyboard (aka, IBM Instruments Computer System 9000 Keyboard)
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The IBM Instruments Computer System 9000 Keyboard (P/N 4780898) is a variant of the Model F/XT introduced in May 1982 for use with the titular IBM CS/9000 laboratory computer. It's mechanically identical to the IBM PC Keyboard but lacks flip-out riser feet, traded the square IBM badge for a rectangular one reading "IBM System 9000", and its cable now sprouts out from the left side of the keyboard instead of the back. Due to IBM's repositioning of the CS/9000 as a family of computers in 1984 (the CS/9000 proper was also renamed System 9001), this keyboard later became known as the Standard Keyboard due to the availability of the System 9002's Hybrid Keyboard.