1985 Original IBM Industrial Model M Keyboard, part 1388081 (factory customized version of 1388032; before the 1394946)


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One of the very first still surviving IBM Model M Industrial keyboards!

This is an extremely rare original IBM Industrial Model M keyboard from 1985.  Part number 1388081 (a factory customized version of the 1388032 – it appears like the production run was so small that IBM just affixed the part number label over what is likely part 1388032!).  The only noticeable difference I can see is the square silver logo on this keyboard instead of the square black logo on the 1388032.  Earlier version of the IBM 1394946 Industrial Model M Keyboard.

One of these with a later 1986 production date sold for over $800 earlier this year!  https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-EARLY-1986-IBM-INDUSTRIAL-MODEL-M-KEYBOARD-CLICKY-BUCKLING-SPRING-1388032-/

I am listing on behalf of an international collector.  To keep buyer and seller privacy I will receive and test the keyboard and then mail it to you.  Please allow extra time for delivery.

First to buy it now will win this item.  A curly IBM PS/2 cable is included.

As always with the original Model M keyboards, they are often more than 25 to 30 years old and are sold without warranty.  Rivets may fall out during shipping, first usage, and over time.