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One available! Original IBM Model F 122 Key F122 keyboard

One available! Original IBM Model F 122 Key F122 keyboard

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This is one of the largest metal case buckling spring keyboards IBM offered.  My favorite original IBM keyboard due to its great build quality and reliability even among the Model F keyboards.  This is the one model I like so much and that is so rare to find in very good condition that I decided not to sell any (up to now!).

I have completely disassembled and thoroughly restored this keyboard.

Included is an ANSI-style layout modification and USB conversion with Soarer’s converter.

These can be adjusted 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.”  The Print Screen/Scroll Lock/Insert/Delete/etc. keys of a Model M are not included (you can add them yourself) but their functions are properly mapped in Soarer’s converter to Ins/Del/etc. as shown in the product photo.

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.  Sold as is.

You will get the a similar condition unit to the pictured one – not the exact pictured unit.  The part number will vary (they are all essentially the same).

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