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P/N 6016730

IBM 5080 Graphics System Alphanumeric Keyboard

Type
Model F 3290/5080 104-key Terminal Keyboard
Nickname
Unsaver
OEM
IBM
Earliest Appearance
1984 Q1
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
Pearl White
Protocol
Set 3
Key Count
104
Form Factor
Unsaver
Layout/Language
ISO
Additional Notes
"PFxx" command key block, DIP switches on the back
Data Last Updated
2021-06-15

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Variant of a Model F 3290/5080 104-key Terminal Keyboard

The IBM 104-key Function Key Keyboard was the original design of such buckling spring IBM Function Key Keyboards, beating the larger and more common 122-key versions to market by several months. This 104-key version was made available for the IBM 3290 Information Panel and later IBM 5080 Graphics System. It comes with both an XT-style 10-key function bank to the left of the alphanumeric block and a 24-key "PFxx" function key block above the alphanumeric block. Its nickname "unsaver" describes the oxymoronic nature of this being a space-efficient version of an even-larger keyboard despite the fact these are still as large as full-sized keyboards. These also feature two-setting feet, and their ISO-like layout likely played a role in cementing its usage with the later Model M keyboards.

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