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12-28-2017, 04:35 AM
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(12-28-2017 03:23 AM)Michael de Estrada Wrote:  I have the standard synthetic case that came with the calculator. You must have the optional leather cases that are sold separately. Do your cases have closure flaps on them ? Regardless, my calculators never leave my house now that I am retired. They are just toys to exercise my mind.

Yes, sorry I may not have clear, I am discussing the optional leather cases with the flap. These were model # 92969 with a trailing letter for each color.

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12-28-2017, 02:33 PM
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(12-28-2017 01:09 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  That said the DM42 fits perfectly, along with an original HP-42S QRG, in one of HP's Pioneer leather cases (they came in Black, Brown, and "Red" (not bright red, more like oxblood) and are often available on TAS, typically for $40-50)

Who has two thumbs and sometimes buys calculators he doesn't want off TAS just to get a case in good condition? This guy.(Thumbs up)
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12-28-2017, 02:52 PM
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(12-28-2017 01:09 AM)rprosperi Wrote:  That said the DM42 fits perfectly, along with an original HP-42S QRG, in one of HP's Pioneer leather cases

Leather?

When I bought my 42S back in about 1989 or 1990 it came with a rather cheap looking brown vinyl case that's really tight. In fact it's so tight that I rarely slide (jam) the calculator all the way down because it'll take me all day to get it out again... (photo here)
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12-28-2017, 03:10 PM
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(12-28-2017 02:52 PM)grsbanks Wrote:  Leather?

When I bought my 42S back in about 1989 or 1990 it came with a rather cheap looking brown vinyl case that's really tight. In fact it's so tight that I rarely slide (jam) the calculator all the way down because it'll take me all day to get it out again...

Early Pioneers came with a vinyl case as seen in your photo. Later (I don't know exact models or dates; my original 21S and 42S had the early style) HP switched to a brown faux leather case (also some kind of vinyl or plastic) that was a bit less tight. There are actually many small variations of this case, likely due to subcontractor that made them. The latest model Pioneers (final models of the 32SII, 10B, and 17BII with alternate color schemes) came with the same style faux leather case, but in a darker brown/black color (generally hard to even notice unless placed next to the older brown case).

In addition to the above cases that came with the calculator, HP also sold, as an accessory, genuine leather cases, with a flap that folds over the top and tucks under a strap across the front.

A very similar case, of slightly smaller size, was also sold as an accessory for the Voyager models, as well as another similar, but larger case, sold for the 18/19/28 series models.

And I too have purchased a calculator I did not need, just to get the leather case. One time, I got the calc + case for less than the case alone typically costs, but that was just lucky.

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