IBM Model M

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Various IBM Model M keyboards

Model M was the designation given by IBM to their buckling spring over membrane keyboard design. The Model M designation is most commonly associated with the 101/102-key IBM Enhanced Keyboard, it was also the designation for the IBM Wheelwriter keypad, IBM 122-key terminal keyboards, the IBM Space Saving Keyboard and certain variants. Various other buckling spring keyboards (and even a few rubber dome keyboards) received designations of Model M with some number following them. These are listed below.



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IBM Enhanced Keyboard (Model M)

IBM Space Saving Keyboard (Model M)

IBM 122-key Terminal Keyboards (Model M)

IBM Model M 50 Key Keyboard (Model M)

IBM Selectric Touch Keyboard (Model M1/M2)

IBM Space Saver Keyboard (Model M4/M4-1)

IBM Trackball Keyboards (Model M5-1/M5-2)

IBM Thinkpad Keyboard (Model M6-1)

IBM ANPOS Keyboards (Model M7/M9)

IBM Trackpoint II Keyboard (Model M13)

IBM/Lexmark Wheelwriter Keyboards (M11, M19, others)

IBM Adjustable Keyboard (Model M15)

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