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SNKB-M1986BS122

Notes

This battleship came with a yellowed case and several likely aftermarket worn pad-printed keycaps. I replaced the original case with a NOS case sourced from Unicomp. The original terminal-centric legends were largely replaced with a Wheelwriter keycap set recovered from a beyond recoverable keyboard assembly with some standard PC Enhanced Keyboard keycaps mixed in. The pearl Esc, and pebble Fn, stepped Ctrl, 1u backspace and old-style Windows logo keycaps were from Unicomp. I also performed an "Erase-Eaze" split-spacebar mod using the "Code" and spacebar keys sourced from the same aforementioned Wheelwriter assembly. I presently unsure what exact terminal this keyboard operated with. This keyboard was also featured in my Differences between and classifications of 122-key Model Ms comparison topic.

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Program Function Key Keyboard
Part Number
1389152
Type
Model M Type I Functional Key Keyboard
Nickname
Battleship
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Feet
Dual-setting riser feet
Protocol
Set 3
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled fixed DIN (240)
Form Factor
120%
Production Date
1986-16-09
Acquisition Date
2020-04-29

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