[rescue] For all the Model M keyboard fans:

Scott Newell newell at cei.net
Mon Nov 20 19:46:11 CST 2006

At 07:43 PM 11/20/2006 -0500, Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
>As far as I know, there was never a Model M made with a rubber membrane
>instead of keyswitches.
>Are you sure it was a real Model M?

I dunno, I guess it depends on how you define a 'real' Model M.

>From http://www.clickykeyboard.com/buyersguide.htm:

"71G4644 is also labeled as Model M and has similar metal plate and
heavy-duty plastic construction, but it is not a clicky keyboard.. it uses
rubber-dome switches instead of buckling springs.."

Mine are marked:
	Made in USA		Manufactured for IBM by Lexmark
	Part No.	71G4644
	FRU No.	71G4646
	ID No.		0576964
	Date		1/3/96
	Model		M

Here's a pic of the label on one of mine:


They're nice keyboards, heavy and well built, but they don't have that
great clicky feel.


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