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SNKB-F1986-XTB-83

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM 5291 Display Station Keyboard Unit
Part Number
4176191
Type
Model F 5291 Terminal Keyboard
Nickname
Bigfoot
Switches
IBM capacitive buckling springs
Feet
Triple-setting riser feet
Protocol
IBM 5291-specific
Connection
Cable
Cable
Grey straight fixed DA-15
Production Date
1986-02-26
Acquisition Date
2019-11-27

About this keyboard type

The so-called "bigfoot" Model F terminal keyboard was a detached variant of the Model F keyboard assembly found inside the IBM 5322 System/23 made especially for the IBM 5291 Display Station and features the IBM 5251 Display Station's beam spring keyboard layout. Looking like an enlarged Model F/XT, the keyboard features extremely enlarged bezels acting as a sort of palm rest and comes with three-setting adjustable feet larger than any other feet found on IBM keyboards.

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