Novus 950
03-18-2019, 08:20 PM
Post: #1
 Harald Senior Member Posts: 750 Joined: Dec 2013
Novus 950
I just bought a Novus 950. However I can't find a lit of information on the 950. Google mostly comes up with the 650. Is there any difference between the 650 and 950? If not, why the different numbers?

Cheers,
Harald
03-18-2019, 09:41 PM
Post: #2
 Xorand Junior Member Posts: 47 Joined: Feb 2015
RE: Novus 950
I have a 650, but no other supporting documentation. Is the 950 an 8-digit calculator?
03-18-2019, 10:33 PM
Post: #3
 Maximilian Hohmann Senior Member Posts: 891 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Novus 950
Hello!

Ball&Flamm's book says very little about the 950: "4-funct., red LED, 9V rep. batt., 2.75x5", similar to 650 but fewer were made, USA, value $30-45". (The book is 22 years old so the$ figures can be a little bit off by now.)

Regards
Max
03-18-2019, 10:39 PM (This post was last modified: 03-18-2019 10:40 PM by SlideRule.)
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 SlideRule Senior Member Posts: 1,312 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Novus 950
(03-18-2019 08:20 PM)Harald Wrote:  I just bought a Novus 950. However I can't find a lit of information … Google mostly comes up with the 650 … Harald

The 650/950 manual is available at wass.net.

BEST!
SlideRule
03-19-2019, 07:39 PM (This post was last modified: 03-19-2019 07:41 PM by toml_12953.)
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 toml_12953 Senior Member Posts: 1,736 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Novus 950
(03-18-2019 08:20 PM)Harald Wrote:  I just bought a Novus 950. However I can't find a lit of information on the 950. Google mostly comes up with the 650. Is there any difference between the 650 and 950? If not, why the different numbers?

Cheers,
Harald

The reason you can only find the 650 is that it is just about the same as the 950. In fact they use the same manual. This great website (thanks, Katie!)

http://www.wass.net/manuals/

has the manual for it.

Tom L
Cui bono?
03-19-2019, 09:02 PM (This post was last modified: 03-19-2019 09:03 PM by Harald.)
Post: #6
 Harald Senior Member Posts: 750 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Novus 950
Thanks to all of you for enlightening me!

The calculator hasn't arrived yet, but from the pictures I would say it has 9 digits.

Cheers,
Harald
03-20-2019, 12:51 AM
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 Jlouis Senior Member Posts: 667 Joined: Nov 2014
RE: Novus 950
Congratulations!

So beautiful and mint calculator for so cheap!

Cheers!

JL
03-20-2019, 08:09 PM (This post was last modified: 03-21-2019 03:10 PM by Harald.)
Post: #8
 Harald Senior Member Posts: 750 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Novus 950
(03-20-2019 12:51 AM)Jlouis Wrote:  Congratulations!

So beautiful and mint calculator for so cheap!

Cheers!

JL

It has arrived today and is in pretty good condition, a good looking calculator. But as much as it looks good, it is still pretty much unusable. Who the ... came up with the idea of placing a decimal point in the display, that has no meaning whatsoever?!? It basically handles integers and nothing else. You have to work out where the real decimal point is by yourself.

Nice addition to the collection though.

Cheers,
Harald
03-22-2019, 01:29 AM
Post: #9
 Xorand Junior Member Posts: 47 Joined: Feb 2015
RE: Novus 950
(03-20-2019 08:09 PM)Harald Wrote:  It has arrived today and is in pretty good condition, a good looking calculator. But as much as it looks good, it is still pretty much unusable. Who the ... came up with the idea of placing a decimal point in the display, that has no meaning whatsoever?!? It basically handles integers and nothing else. You have to work out where the real decimal point is by yourself.

Nice addition to the collection though.

Cheers,
Harald

I noticed that with my 650, as well. One of my first calculations with any calculator is to calculate the easy pi approximation of 355/113. When I did that on the 650, I got .03. Changing it to 35500/113 at least gives 3.14.
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