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SNKB-M1987ET102

Notes

Nicknamed the "SymbolMaster", this keyboard was the first IBM Enhanced layout keyboard that came into my possession. It came in working condition but had a pretty battered case, which after some tactful magic eraser work was recovered into decent condition. I decided to add Unicomp's APL keycap set to it to compliment the overall symbols focus of the keyboard (ie, the ASCII characters on the numpad). Other keycaps added include red Esc, red Ctrls and blue Alts from Unicomp, and some PC keycaps recovered from various sources to replace the originally terminal-centric ones on the nav cluster and surrounding the numpad. The extra key granted from the split numpad plus key arrangement outputs a comma to match the keycap's legends (which I kept from the terminal layout since it matches with the symbols aesthetic).

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard
Part Number
1392595
Type
Model M Enhanced Terminal Keyboard
Switches
IBM membrane buckling springs
Feet
Single-setting flip-out feet
Protocol
Set 3
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey coiled fixed modular 8P5C ("RJ-45")
Form Factor
Full-size
Production Date
1987-11-10
Acquisition Date
2019-09-12