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S/N 9999Axxxxx
Message #1 Posted by Steve S on 2 May 2007, 12:58 a.m.

There's an HP-67 calculator that just appeared on eBay with a serial number of 9999Axxxxx. Can someone remind me of the significance of the leading 9's?

      
Re: S/N 9999Axxxxx
Message #2 Posted by GE on 2 May 2007, 11:43 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Steve S

This unit is a prototype.
I just happen to have had 9999A00180 in my very own hands 2 hours ago, it belongs to a friend, and is a clear case back HP67 in mint condition.
Lucky guy !

            
Re: S/N 9999Axxxxx
Message #3 Posted by Matthias Wehrli on 2 May 2007, 1:43 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by GE

Maybe proto... indeed the clear cases are not prototypes. I have some of them, got some of them from a man that worked in a moddeling firm from HP. These cases are more curiosities.

Matthias

                  
Re: S/N 9999Axxxxx
Message #4 Posted by GE on 3 May 2007, 5:29 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Matthias Wehrli

That machine was BOTH clear case back AND a prototype. It has a "HP67 - IL2" sticker (looks original and official) in place of the usual "Hewlett Packard 67", and was sold by high-rank official at HP who retired recently.
Personally, I'd like to have one of these just out of scarcity.


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