|Classics: Which hardbox to which calculator ?|
Message #1 Posted by Reinhard Hawel on 19 Oct 1999, 10:35 p.m.
I got a metal hardbox covered with black plastic yesterday. Was this one for the HP-80 or the HP-45?
I know, that the grey plastic box was used for the HP-35 (and for no other calculator). This one is shown on the HPmuseums HP-35 page.
My question is: Which Hardbox for which calculator?
The previous owner said the black box contained a HP-45 (and it was a HP-45 manual in it). He does not have the calculator anymore, but it's from a technical university, so I'm sure there was no financial calculator in it.
I was sure that this box was used for the HP-80 (like you can see in the HPmuseums HP-80 page). How did they get the manual, leather case and short reference into the box. There seems to be not enough space for all these things.
I thought the HP-45, 55 and 65 were delivered in a molded brown box (shown on the HP-55 and 65 page).
Was this different in the U.S. and Europe?
How were the HP 67 and 70 boxed. Were there any hardboxes ?
The HP-70 was rather cheap in its time and there might be no hardbox for this calculator. The HP-67 was later that the other classics (In fact, in it's internals, it was a woodstock), so maybe there was no hardbox for this model.