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Message #1 Posted by Michael on 8 Apr 2009, 4:53 p.m.

Look at this:

[link:|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318]ebay Germany[/link]

Highest price for a HP ever sawn... Michael

Re: Wow
Message #2 Posted by DaveJ on 8 Apr 2009, 5:15 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael

Wow is right! $1210 Euro = US$1600 = AU$2260

Are people insane?


Re: Wow
Message #3 Posted by Keith Midson on 8 Apr 2009, 5:25 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by DaveJ


Re: Wow
Message #4 Posted by DaveJ on 8 Apr 2009, 6:51 p.m.,
in response to message #3 by Keith Midson

It had better be personally hand assembled and signed by Bill Hewlett for that price!


Re: Wow
Message #5 Posted by Dan Grelinger on 8 Apr 2009, 6:22 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael

That auction is not even close to being over. I don't read German (even with a last name of Grelinger), but it appears there are almost 3 days left to go.

And, the high bidder placed two more bids after winning high bid, who knows how much more he is willing to go.

What all is in this calculator. Obviously two 82181As, and it is accelerated (nice switch on the side). Does it have an MLDL built in? With 64K of quasi-ROM memory?

That would be quite a treat to own one of those.


Re: Wow
Message #6 Posted by Raymond Del Tondo on 8 Apr 2009, 7:05 p.m.,
in response to message #5 by Dan Grelinger

In case you don't know, the W&W HP-41CY is _the_ ultimative HP-41,
with built-in 64K RAM box, consisting of two 32K pages and switchable via software.
And yes, this is an HP-41 calculator with 2x 32K MLDL RAM pages built-in.

It also features a turbo/speedup switch, which lets the unit run at 1.7x (approx).

According to the article description, the additional X-Mem and the CCD are not built-in, but given as separate modules.

The CY has been discussed now and then here in the hpmuseum. Please check the archives for more info.


And no, I don't know the seller.

Edited: 8 Apr 2009, 7:08 p.m.

Re: Wow
Message #7 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 9 Apr 2009, 3:44 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Michael

clickable link

Raw Google translation of the auction text:

Hewlett Packard Calculator HP-41CY Turbo (extended famous HP41-CX)

It is one of the company W & W from Bergisch-Gladbach upgraded version of the HP-41CX. This model is very rare for collectors and is expected to be in this equipment is an absolute piece of his lover.

Differences to the HP-41CX:

64KB RAM installed Turbo switch on the left side, with the clock can be doubled


HP-41CY Turbo Serial calculator. 2716S20413

Battery with 4 cells Lady

Modules: 2x HP28181A memory modules (Vollausbau for HP41CX) CCD Module The modules are stored in a storage bag with 3 keyboard templates stored. The modules are tested and fine.

Well-preserved bag with foam core (slight wear on zip)


HP-41 CX User Manual, Volume I HP-41 CX User Manual Volume II HP User's Program Library Europe (multilingual) HP-41CX Quick Reference Guide HP 82181 Extended Memory Modules Multilingual Instructions HP CY-41 Turbo, RAMBOX II manual for the famous HP41 by W & W


The calculator is fully functional and has a few scratches on. The batteries are ok, time and date function. The built Rambox can check without errors, Pages can be initialized, stored Programs can be retrieved. The turbo mode is ok.

The keys have a smooth pressure point, the display is clean (no dust) and not scratched. The rubber feet have small traces of wear and tear. The battery compartment and contacts are in a clean, very good condition. There are all covers (4 slots, power supply) is available. There are small scratches on the side bar to see (via the turbo button above the battery compartment).

Answer questions about the offer I like. Better do I send pictures on request. A site visit (ZIP 28857) is required.

Prepayment, only shipping insurance. The shipping costs (6.90 EUR) is paid by the buyer. Since it is a private auction, no warranty is excluded.

Edited: 9 Apr 2009, 3:51 a.m.

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