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P/N 6016732

IBM 3290 Information Panel APL Keyboard

Type
Model F Functional Key Keyboard
Nickname
Unsaver
OEM
IBM
Switches
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Earliest Appearance
1983 Q3
Original Keycaps
PBT with dye-sublimated legends
Casing Colour
White
Branding
IBM silver square badge
Feet
Dual-setting Model F-style riser feet
Protocol
Set 3
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled fixed DIN (240)
Key Count
104
Layout/Language
ISO
Additional Notes
"PFxx" command key block
Data Last Updated
2020-11-12

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Variant of a Model F Functional Key Keyboard

The so-called "unsaver" is the tenkeyless and original version of IBM's Functional Key Keyboards, made available for the IBM 3290 Information Panel and 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. The term "unsaver" describes the oxymoronic nature of this being a space-efficient design of an ever-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.