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SNKB-M1998-13U-101

Original specs/details

Full Name
IBM Industrial Keyboard with Pointing Stick
Part Number
06H4173
Protocol
IBM scancode set 2
Connection
Grey coiled-style fixed dual mini-DIN PS/2 cable
Form Factor
Full-size
Built-In Mouse
TrackPoint II, Lexmark-Unicomp FSR pointing stick
Production Date
1998-10-05
Acquisition Date
2022-07-22

About this keyboard type

The IBM Industrial Keyboard with TrackPoint II or Pointing Stick were variants of the Model M13 designed for blending in with industrial environments. Like other industrial IBM keyboards, the grey casing is for hiding dirt and discolouration expected to be inflicted upon the keyboard within an industrial environment. The first industrial M13s were built by Maxi Switch for IBM and were fitted with TrackPoint II pointing sticks, however, Unicomp later produced a visually indistinguishable version that used Unicomp's FSR pointing stick instead.