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07-14-2018, 02:47 PM
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Beautiful
One of the most beautiful calculators.
Do you agree?

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07-14-2018, 02:59 PM (This post was last modified: 07-14-2018 02:59 PM by Maximilian Hohmann.)
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RE: Beautiful
Hello!

(07-14-2018 02:47 PM)hp41cx Wrote:  One of the most beautiful calculators.
Do you agree?

Yes I do! And guess what, by sheer coincidence one is in the mail on the way to me right now :-) And I also like the F-61 which has a more red color scheme. Some information about this family of calculators can be found (as usual...) on datamath.org

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07-14-2018, 05:35 PM
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Who is the manufacturer, the front oddly does not show any name?

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07-14-2018, 06:16 PM
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(07-14-2018 05:35 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Who is the manufacturer, the front oddly does not show any name?

Canon, the company that made the first pocket calculator ever (the "Pocketronic"),
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07-14-2018, 07:03 PM (This post was last modified: 07-14-2018 07:05 PM by rprosperi.)
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(07-14-2018 06:16 PM)Maximilian Hohmann Wrote:  
(07-14-2018 05:35 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Who is the manufacturer, the front oddly does not show any name?

Canon, the company that made the first pocket calculator ever (the "Pocketronic"),

Thanks Max.

I thought I've read that the Sharp EL-8 was the first pocket calculator, in Nov. 1970 (from Datamath), no?

Update: Never mind, I see (also on Datamath) that the Pocketronic was introduced 7 months earlier in April. Did not know this machine, it looks quite interesting with sideways printing.

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07-14-2018, 07:44 PM
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(07-14-2018 07:03 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Did not know this machine, it looks quite interesting with sideways printing.

I also know it only from The Book ("Ball/Flamm: The Complete Collector's Guide to Pocket Calculators") and from the internet. Whenever one comes up for auction - rarely enough - I get outbid quickly. And even if one manages to get one, the paper cartridges (it's only display!) are near impossible to find.
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07-15-2018, 05:06 PM
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TI deserves the lion's share of credit for the Pocketronic. Canon just screwed the parts together.
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