Keyboards and the Model M (was Re: NEC ProSpeed 386)

geneb geneb at
Thu Jun 16 13:41:58 CDT 2016

On Thu, 16 Jun 2016, Earl Baugh wrote:

> From: Swift Griggs <swiftgriggs at>
> On Wed, 15 Jun 2016, geneb wrote:
>> I just wish the Unicomp keys were two-part keys like the Model M uses.
> I wish ALL keyboards did that... it's a superior design, IMHO.
> I'm puzzled, what do you mean two part?  Cap and key?
> That's all I've gotten from Unicomp...  That's how I got all of the "blank"
> caps from...

I stand corrected! I just pulled a key stem off my PC-102 (has 24 function 
keys) and it IS a two-part key.  I'd looked at the Model M I got from 
Unicomp years ago and I could've sworn it didn't have the two part key. 
Maybe I thought that because the cap is much more firmly attached on their 
keyboard than it is the original IBM Model M.

Does anyone other than Unicomp make different key caps?


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