IBM Style Vintage UK Layout Keyboard for Spares
IBM Style Keyboard with 5 pin DIN Plug and sprung keys – for SPARES only – AT/XT Switch Missing
They look new and boxed but as they are missing the AT/XT switch and are untested we are selling them for spares.
The keys (and springs mounted beneath them) on these keyboards could be used to rejuvenate older IBM keyboards, considered by many to be some of the best keyboards ever manufactured.
A very happy customer recently contacted us with the following:-
” Not only do the springs fit perfectly in the Model M but they add more resistance and the typing sound is now fantastic. My Model M is greatly improved and this mod makes it unique !”
Please note:- key caps and their springs could be supplied separately – please contact us with your requirements
Details on the sprung keys and other components given below.
Made By Oriental Tech Co. Taiwan
Standard UK QWERTY layout
Easy to use ergonomic design with a lovely ‘clicky’ action
High quality sprung keys (see photographs)
Each key has it own spring beneath the cap
ATW Alps clone switches, mounted into a plastic plate.
Flip up feet elevate rear of keyboard to give a comfortable working angle
OK-100 series keyboards use Asian 101 layout, UK standard QWERTY format with a single-unit backspace key and a large enter key. The keycaps are Tai-Hao TI series.
They have sliders but no switches – membrane keyboards. Their exact name is “spring over membrane”
FCC IDIZEOK-100 (1991)
IZEOTCOK100M (1991)Branding None Manufacturer Oriental Tech Layouts Asian 101 Keyswitches ATW Alps clone
Oriental Tech spring-over-membrane Keycaps Cylindrical Alps-mount double-shot Introduced ca. 1991 (FCC registration)
Connection is made via a 5 pin DIN plug
For Din socket to PS2 plug adapter see our item no. 250746064794
A recent very satisfied customer contacted us after receiving one of these keyboards which he was using for spares – with the following…..
“When I removed the keys of the keyboard I noticed it used large springs so I had the idea to use them in my IBM Model M keyboard which is considered the best keyboard of all time. Not only do the springs fit perfectly in the Model M but they add more resistance and the typing sound is now fantastic. My Model M is greatly improved and this mod makes it unique !”