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 4704 Model 200 Alphameric Keyboard|
A [keyboard enthusiast] community given name for this keyboard. It can be a shortening of its name and properties, a more abstract term, a real-life reference, or metonymy.
|Known Host SystemsKnown Host Systems
A list of known host systems this keyboard could be bundled with or at least designed specifically to operate with. This could be terminals, desktop PCs or laptops.
|IBM 4704-1 Display Terminal (IBM 4700 family)
IBM 4704-1 Enhanced Display Terminal (IBM 4700 family)
IBM 4704-2 Display Terminal (IBM 4700 family)
IBM 4704-3 Display Terminal (IBM 4700 family)
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
The year (and possibly the quarter) that this keyboard part number was introduced, first observed, first recorded or the first example found.
|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.
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.
The protocol(s) this keyboard can use to speak to the host computer (eg, scancode sets).
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.
|Grey straightened-style fixed DE-9 cable|
|Key CountKey Count
The number of keys that this keyboard originally had.
|Form FactorForm Factor
The standardised or universally acknowledged name for this keyboard's layout form factor.
The 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.
|Additional NotesAdditional Notes
Extra notes about this keyboard that may be of interest or are important to know.
|Has die-cast zinc casing|
Documents ("Doc"), websites and/or webpages ("Web") that were used as a source of information for this keyboard part number. Examples of this keyboard part number I own ("ASK") will also be included as sources.
|Data Last Updated||2021-09-16|
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The IBM Model 200 is the smallest alphanumeric keyboard for the IBM 4700 Finance Communication System's 4704 terminal, introduced in December 1982. The Model 200 was intended to be the most basic full input device for the 4704, providing only limited user-assigned functions. Nicknamed "Kishsaver" after kishy.ca who introduced them to the mechanical keyboard community, these have become very desirable due to it being an example of an early "60%-er" mechanical keyboard. Since 2016, Model F Labs has developed and marketed a recreation of the Model 200 designated as "F62".