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HP 37 red led with a card reader !
Message #1 Posted by Pascal on 20 Oct 2008, 4:25 a.m.

Yesterday, I went back to the university where I obtained my master in computer science, as they organized a "back to the campus" day. They were demonstrating some old equipment and there were of couse some old HP calculators. I happened to pass by my personal locker and by curiosity I tried to open it using the number combination I remembered. Very suprisingly, I was able to open it and I found a very unusual HP calculator. It was labeled as an HP-37 and looked like a merging of the HP-35 and the HP-67. It had a red led display, the brown case and the card reader of the HP-67 but the keyboard layout was of the HP-35. I said to myself ,WOW this must be a unique prototype !

And then I just woke up ...

This actually is the dream I had last night and I wanted to share it to the MoHPC community, as this probably reflects the hidden fantasy we all have : to find a unique HP calculator prototype while digging out some forgotten boxes.



PS: Yesterday, I happened to read Geoff Quickfall posting (Here) about the Corvallis display showing this very nice collection of calculators and that's probably what triggered this dream.

Edited: 20 Oct 2008, 5:00 a.m.

Wow, what a find.....
Message #2 Posted by Geoff Quickfall on 20 Oct 2008, 10:40 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Pascal

You got me till I read the PS!

Cheers, Geoff

Lets see what we can do with adobe photoshop when I get home!

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