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Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
04-10-2018, 05:47 PM
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Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
Hello,
does anyone know the names of the designers who designed the casees of HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g?

Thank you and best regards
Joerg
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04-12-2018, 06:42 PM
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RE: Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
Hi,

Perhaps this is already known, but the 48 case was designed in house at Corvallis, but I distinctly remember hearing Jean-Yves Avenard saying at the 1999 conference that the case design of the 49G was outsourced. I can't remember if he actually cited the vendor. Perhaps Cyrille remembers.

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04-12-2018, 10:44 PM
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RE: Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
(04-12-2018 06:42 PM)Jake Schwartz Wrote:  Hi,

...but I distinctly remember hearing Jean-Yves Avenard saying at the 1999 conference that the case design of the 49G was outsourced.

The 49G did not have a case did it, only the slide-on cover? Maybe this is the 49G+ ? Though 1999 is right for 49g... was there a soft case in addition to the slide-on cover?

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04-12-2018, 11:47 PM
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"case" meaning the shell of the machine itself, right?
As I understood it, Joeres was asking about the body of the calculator, not a carrying case. Is that right?

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04-13-2018, 02:23 AM
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RE: Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
Michael Derocher is listed as the Senior Industrial Designer (Corvallis Division) in reference to the physical design of the HP48SX calculator. See:
http://www.hpl.hp.com/hpjournal/pdfs/Iss...991-06.pdf
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04-13-2018, 04:40 AM
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RE: Names of the HP48g, HP49G and HP49g+/HP50g case designers
(04-12-2018 11:47 PM)striegel Wrote:  As I understood it, Joeres was asking about the body of the calculator, not a carrying case. Is that right?

Alan

Yes, this is correct. I find the body of the HP49g+/HP50g especially special. It somehow reminds me of a female shape.

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