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Keyboard Part Number Database Stats

All the data I record in my keyboard part number database can provide a useful insight into the history and metrics of IBM and family keyboards. As such, I've prepared and presented 11 comparisons below. Please note that due to the fact the keyboard part number database is constantly growing and evolving, the stats below are subject to change frequently. If you wish to find out more interesting facts from my data, you can use the Keyboard Part Number Database External Access service to query the database from your own application or script and run more tests yourself.

To start with, out of a total of 2456 keyboards in the database...

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Most congested decades for earliest appearances

Most congested years for earliest appearances

Year
# in DB
% of DB
#10
1996
67
2.7%
#9
1984
70
2.9%
#8
1998
72
2.9%
#7
2020
83
3.4%
#6
1986
84
3.4%
#5
1992
118
4.8%
#4
2013
130
5.3%
#3
1993
145
5.9%
#2
1995
167
6.8%
#1
1979
398
16.2%

Common keyboard OEMs

Common keyboard brands

Common IBM badges/logo styles

Common keyboard form-factors

Common keyboard protocols

Common keyboard connectors

Common keyboard integrated pointing devices

Common model numbers and feature codes

Model #
# in DB
% of DB
#15
SK-8840
20
0.8%
#14
KPH0035
20
0.8%
#13
EBK-209A
31
1.3%
#12
SK-8835
32
1.3%
#11
SK-8855
32
1.3%
#10
KU-1255
32
1.3%
#9
SK-8845CR
32
1.3%
#8
KB-8923
32
1.3%
#7
SK-8845
33
1.3%
#6
KC-1957
33
1.3%
#5
KB-3923
37
1.5%
#4
SK-8825
40
1.6%
#3
KB-0225
40
1.6%
#2
SK-8823
49
2%
#1
SK-8845RC
62
2.5%