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'92 Model M (missing a cable)
« on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 16:10:39 »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/IBM-MODEL-M-KEYBOARD-CLICKY-CLICKEY-1992-BLUE-LOGO-UNTESTED-NO-CORD-1397721-/321034219700?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item4abf2170b4

$38 US after shipping.

More than likely this thing works perfectly (how often do you hear about Model M's breaking?), so it's one hell of a steal if you're up to replacing the cable.

*link fixed*
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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 16:20:13 »
Listing removed already. :(
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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 16:26:40 »
Oops! Bad link, fixed!

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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 04 December 2012, 18:28:12 »
as a plus, it's got the nice green ALT keycaps, but (as a minus) it's missing L CTRL.

Luckily SDL cables are pretty cheap. Someone please buy it instead of bidding :P

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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 05 December 2012, 06:33:06 »
I don't know, getting a cable, shipped, is probably going to cost you $12, or $25 if you get one of orihalcon's USB cables.

Have Model M prices really risen to the point that this has become a "good deal"?

If so, I might have a couple that I would consider selling @ $50 shipped, including cable.
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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 15 April 2022, 01:25:48 »
I know this is an old thread (older than I've been here!)... But I'm laughing because this Model M in question was apparently a p/n 1397721, one of a small number with the Wang logo instead of IBM's.



(Image courtesy of ClickyKeyboards.com)

They're exceedingly rare. Wang's founder hated IBM. It was only after he died, and when their own computers were doing poorly, that they made a deal in June, 1991 to resell rebranded IBM products. Which they got from IBM in exchange for company stock—not IBM's greatest idea, it turned out. Wang went went bankrupt two months later, and all unsold IBM-branded Wang hardware was destroyed (source: Wikipedia's Wang Labs page).

So the only 1397721's out there are from the very small number of Wang-rebranded IBM PCs people bought during that brief and obviously unsuccessful period. If you Google the part number, you'll get only a handful of results (including this thread, and ClickKeyboards' page with that image).

So... Yes, I certainly would've considered this a "good deal", am am sorry I didn't know about GH or Model M's till several years later [shrug].

Now you know, too: If you spot a 1397721, grab it!
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Re: '92 Model M (missing a cable)
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 05 June 2022, 15:45:27 »
interesting lol