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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
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 IBM 5291 Display Station Keyboard was the earliest terminal Model F variant in production. The so-called "bigfoot" Model F uses the same keyboard assembly early IBM 5150 PC Keyboards used albeit lacking the controller that generates set 1 scancodes, meaning bigfoot Model Fs are essentially brainless on their own. The 5291 itself is a low-cost successor to the IBM 5251 Display Station, meaning the bigfoot Model F also takes on the 5251's functional layout. Stylistically, the keyboard has much in common with the IBM 5324 Floortop Keyboard (thus both resemble a Model F/XT with larger bezels) albeit the 5291 keyboard is slightly smaller but features the three-setting adjustable feet (larger than any other IBM keyboard feet) this keyboard is known for.

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