The Lucent 901928-01 Keyboard

Hardware

I was looking up eBay for vintage computer keyboards, like a gentleman, and came across this beige Lucent 901928-01. It looks like a standard IBM 101-key keyboard, but there are a couple of interesting differences.

If you look at the photo above, you can see that awkward gap between the Alt and Ctrl keys are filled with longer Ctrl keys. So you don’t accidently hit them, they have the same depressed edge I’ve only ever seen on Caps Lock.

But most interesting of all, there’s an additional key on the top corner labelled Clr/Rfrsh. I’m assuming that’s for clearing the screen, or refreshing a view. I’ve never seen it before.

Thanks to azsurplusandmore for this delightful oddity.

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