Vintage IBM Model M keyboard - $100 (S. Austin)

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condition: good
make / manufacturer: IBM / Lexmark
model name / number: M
size / dimensions: 19.3 x 8.3 x1.9"
Making some more room on my keyboard shelf, and selling this IBM Model M mechanical keyboard. $100 cash (firm) for all the clackity clack you can eat. Pretend you're working at Space Shuttle-era NASA, if you want; they sure used some of these.

This keyboard was spawned in 1990, so it’s a piece of history, with the patina to match -- not the earliest Model M.

It's not an antique, though -- I think the original production ones like this one typically feel even better than the very nice current-production ones from Unicomp. Keyboards and tastes vary widely, though.

Surface condition is not pristine, but decent -- in good shape for a 33-year-old. Every key works beautifully, and it has the unmistakable feel, sound and heft of a Model M. If you’re the kind of person who likes a keyboard with responsive keys, it’s hard to get any more responsive than this. And if you think you might need some ballast in your space station, it weighs four and a half pounds.

You’re welcome to come type in some swear words, but in the meantime, “The quick brown fox leaped over the lazy dog.”

Price is firm and for cash; includes of course the detachable cable, which ends in a PS/2 plug. I probably can find and include a PS/2 to USB adapter, too, but if not, they're widely available and cheap. if what you want is mushy "linear" nonsense from Best Buy, you're welcome to it :) I kid, I kid -- there are some nice boards these days, but they tend to start considerably higher.

p.s. Spit on membrane keyboards, and then responsibly dispose of them.

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