SSK (or any Model M) owners: what color is your barrel plate?

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TheNumberPi

28 May 2018, 05:14

Just read this thread: photos-f62/my-ssk-is-here-t9667.html and noticed that there was a comment on OP's barrel plate being beige, apparently rare. This led me to wonder if it was actually any rarer to have a beige barrel plate as opposed to the black plates seen here: photos-f62/ibm-industrial-ssk-differences-t16586.html

My SSK is a 1991 1392934 with a beige plate.

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Polecat

28 May 2018, 06:43

TheNumberPi wrote: Just read this thread: photos-f62/my-ssk-is-here-t9667.html and noticed that there was a comment on OP's barrel plate being beige, apparently rare. This led me to wonder if it was actually any rarer to have a beige barrel plate as opposed to the black plates seen here: photos-f62/ibm-industrial-ssk-differences-t16586.html

My SSK is a 1991 1392934 with a beige plate.
I have two SSKs, one each black and beige. The black one is 1391472 (1987); beige is 1392934 (1991).

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digital_matthew

28 May 2018, 15:42

I have two full-sized Model Ms with beige barrel plates. They both have model number 1391401 and were made in 1989 and 1991.

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fohat
Elder Messenger

28 May 2018, 16:28

I think that they are about equally common, I have had quite a few of each. I think that black ran until the very late 1980s, then beige until somewhere in the mid-1990s (perhaps until Unicomp took over), then back to black afterwards.

My experience is that it ran across the model lines, terminals and 122s have similar color changes.

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chzel

28 May 2018, 17:29

Both my SSKs are beige!

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Khers

28 May 2018, 21:02

My '87 SSK has a black plate and the '91's beige.

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THATGUY69

29 May 2018, 02:13

I have '88 model produced in the UK and it has a black barrel plate.

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THATGUY69

29 May 2018, 02:13

THATGUY69 wrote: I have a '88 model produced in the UK and it has a black barrel plate.

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Noobmaen

29 May 2018, 02:28

I have a 1996 and '91 (or was it '90?) 1391401, both greenock made and with black barrel plates

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Darkshado

29 May 2018, 04:18

1989-06-05 1391413 made in Mexico, beige barrel plate

1990-12-12 1391402 made in the UK, black barrel plate

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clickykeyboards

29 May 2018, 15:49

1987 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 13 NOV 87 with black barrel plate
http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1987 ... 13-nov-87/
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1391401 (1987) with black barrel plate
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1988 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 07 DEC 88 with dark brown barrel plate
http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1988 ... -dec-88-2/
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1391401 (1988) with dark brown barrel plate
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1989 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 16 MAR 89 with dark brown barrel plate
http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1989 ... -mar-89-2/
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1391401 (1989) with dark brown barrel plate
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1990 IBM model M (1391401) Made by IBM 10-11-90 with white barrel plate
http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1990 ... -10-11-90/
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1391401 (1988) with dark brown barrel plate
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1991 IBM model M (1391401) Mady by IBM 07 JAN 91 with white barrel plate
http://clickykeyboards.com/product/1991 ... 07-jan-91/
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1391401 (1991) with white barrel plate
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1391401 (1990) with white barrel plate
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chzel

29 May 2018, 16:38

clickykeyboards wrote: ...
Heh...what do you know about Ms??
:evilgeek: :evilgeek:

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seebart
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29 May 2018, 17:09

I did own a beige barrel SSK years ago:

photos-f62/ibm-ssk-club-t2885-270.html? ... el#p185298
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ddevera105

02 Jun 2019, 02:14

I have two full-sized Model M's (1391401) where one is from 1987 with a black barrel plate and the other one is from 1989 with a beige barrel.

(Don't have a nice, clear shot of the one with a beige barrel cuz it's a dirty boi.)
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