There were one or two big finds of these keyboards a few years ago and now supply has just about dried up. I will not be producing this design. This is one of the largest metal case buckling spring keyboards IBM offered.
Some have been modified to ANSI-style and USB conversion with the xwhatsit controller installed. Feel free to message me if you are interested (click the mail/message button on the lower right part of the screen) or want more details on the one you are ordering.
You can adjust it to better match ANSI or the standard Model M layout – not a perfect match but close. This is a fully reversible process that involves opening up the inner frame assembly, moving one spring and pivot plate to another barrel, and replacing the Enter, Backspace, | \, F, J, and left shift keys with those from a standard-style IBM Model M keyboard, while also including the three needed stabilizers. The F and J Model M keys were added because the original F and J keys do not have the “nubs.” All the original keys removed from this mod plus the original curly keyboard cable will be included so you can fully reverse this mod to bring it back to original operating condition if you so choose.
Shows signs of usage and wear including scuffs and some small areas of missing paint, and has some rust on the metal plates which is characteristic of virtually every Model F I own. As this computer component is around 30 years old, no warranty is offered.
You will get the a similar condition unit to the pictured one – not the exact pictured unit.