Manufacturer: International Business Machines (IBM)
Model: Model F Personal Computer (PC) AT
Serial Number: 270127569
Part Number: 6090817
EC Number: EC 528318 (EC = Engineering Change)
Shop Date: F4 4884
Switch Technology: Capacitive buckling springs
Condition: Very good
Cosmetics: Very good. Scuffs and superficial scratches on bottom of the keyboard. Top and sides of case are in very good condition. Small nick at bottom edge of F8 keycap.
Overall rating for cosmetics: 8.5/10
Operation: Everything works—keys, legs, LEDs. The feel of the switches is classic for an IBM Model F keyboard. This is the keyboard I use for at least 12 hours everyday—it’s that good. (And yes, I prefer this F AT over my Topre Realforce 87U.)
This F AT was my introduction to the world of IBM Model F keyboards. In the last 12 months, I have used this keyboard more than any other. Because I’ve had to do a lot of mission critical work in the past few weeks, I’ve not typed on anything other than this highly reliable Model F AT. My typing speed is also fastest on this keyboard, which is particularly handy when I need to do a few jobs at the same time.
The keyboard is in pretty good condition overall. There are no discernible blemishes on the top or side of the case. But there are a few spots under the case that have been scuffed and scratched. Nothing major.
(Click on the photos below to enlarge them.)
Dimensions of the IBM Model F PC/AT Keyboard
You might be wondering how large this old keyboard is or whether it might fit on your desktop. The dimensions of the IBM Model F PC/AT keyboard are as follows:
Width: 46.3 cm / 18.2 inches (without the knobs to extend the legs); 50.3 cm / 19.8 inches (with the knobs)
Depth: 20.6 cm / 8.1 inches
Height: 3.8 cm / 1.5 inches
Weight: 2.8 kg / 6.2 lbs
This IBM Model F PC/AT Keyboard Is Now For Sale!
Due to Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) of my wrists, I began using a Kinesis Contoured Keyboard from September 2012, and gradually reduced the amount of time typing on flat keyboards, including this IBM Model F PC/AT keyboard. I now type exclusively on a Kinesis Contoured Keyboard while dabbling with other RSI-friendly keyboards. All this means that this PC/AT is currently unused and unloved; it doesn’t look likely that I’ll ever go back to using a flat keyboard. This IBM PC/AT keyboard needs a good home.
Below are some updated photos of this keyboard. (Click on the images to enlarge them.) As you can see, it’s in very good condition.
If you have any questions about the keyboard or would like to buy it, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Edit January 14, 2013:
The keyboard was sold on January 14, 2013. I have other IBM Model F keyboards for sale. To make an offer before I create a post for them, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.