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 3398 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 1998 113 3.3%
#9 1983 114 3.4%
#8 1982 115 3.4%
#7 1986 118 3.5%
#6 2013 130 3.8%
#5 1992 140 4.1%
#4 1995 169 5%
#3 2016 172 5.1%
#2 1993 191 5.6%
#1 1979 400 11.8%

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 KB-8923 32 0.9%
#14 KC-1957 33 1%
#13 SK-8845CR 33 1%
#12 SK-8845 33 1%
#11 TP00089K1 36 1.1%
#10 KB-3923 37 1.1%
#9 X12 Folio 37 1.1%
#8 KB-7953 38 1.1%
#7 KB-0225 40 1.2%
#6 SK-8825 40 1.2%
#5 KB-9930 44 1.3%
#4 SK-8823 49 1.4%
#3 SK-8835 59 1.7%
#2 SK-8845RC 62 1.8%
#1 TP00082K1 117 3.4%