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05-29-2019, 09:27 PM
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Giant HP calculator ?
Objectif demain - is this an HP calculator ?

This was on the french TV in 1981...

What is the giant calculator at the begining? was this made by HP?
It seems to work exactly like a desktop calculator (run and program mode…) but in a mega size format ;D
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05-29-2019, 09:57 PM
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Nice find ! This is likely a giant promotional HP-33S similar to the one pictured here in Melbourne and also referenced in the middle of this article.
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05-29-2019, 10:14 PM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2019 10:15 PM by rprosperi.)
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(05-29-2019 09:57 PM)Didier Lachieze Wrote:  Nice find ! This is likely a giant promotional HP-33S similar to the one pictured here in Melbourne and also referenced in the middle of this article.

Finally caught you. Wink 33E (or maybe C, but I doubt they made 2 of those)

I initially thought it was a 34C, but checking the KB layout confirmed not.

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05-29-2019, 10:29 PM
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(05-29-2019 10:14 PM)rprosperi Wrote:  Finally caught you. Wink 33E

Damned typo.. Wink
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05-30-2019, 05:40 AM (This post was last modified: 05-30-2019 05:48 AM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
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Leave alone the calculator, what about the Mondrian sweater?
At least there were Tangerine Dream as the title soundtrack! :D

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05-30-2019, 07:07 AM
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You guys are really demonstrating your age ... that sweater is a killer!

Nice finds ;-)

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05-30-2019, 11:09 AM
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Another excerpt :



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05-30-2019, 05:45 PM
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Just to add to the conversation, Jo Vandale from Belgium did a presentation on the "giant" HP33E (which he acquired and repaired) at the British HPCC group's 20th-anniversary conference in September of 2002. A picture of his unit is on the cover of the HPCC Datafile magazine Volume 21 Number 5 (Sept/Oct 2002) and there is brief mention of it within the issue as well.

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05-30-2019, 06:07 PM
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(05-29-2019 09:27 PM)Gilles Wrote:  Objectif demain - is this an HP calculator ?

This was on the french TV in 1981...

What is the giant calculator at the begining? was this made by HP?
It seems to work exactly like a desktop calculator (run and program mode…) but in a mega size format ;D

I'd like to see the pocket it fits in!

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05-30-2019, 09:42 PM (This post was last modified: 05-30-2019 09:44 PM by Gilles.)
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(05-30-2019 06:07 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  I'd like to see the pocket it fits in!

There is not such pocket. The concept here is that it is _you_ who can fit in the calculator ...
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05-31-2019, 03:16 AM
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I think I can make room for a giant HP 33C. Smile
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05-31-2019, 05:56 AM (This post was last modified: 05-31-2019 05:59 AM by Massimo Gnerucci.)
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(05-31-2019 03:16 AM)Eddie W. Shore Wrote:  I think I can make room for a giant HP 33C. :)

GTO #3

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05-31-2019, 07:36 PM
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(05-30-2019 09:42 PM)Gilles Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 06:07 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  I'd like to see the pocket it fits in!

There is not such pocket. The concept here is that it is _you_ who can fit in the calculator ...

How philosophical! Smile It does fit in my wife's purse, though. Big Grin

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06-01-2019, 06:24 PM (This post was last modified: 06-01-2019 06:25 PM by ijabbott.)
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(05-30-2019 09:42 PM)Gilles Wrote:  
(05-30-2019 06:07 PM)toml_12953 Wrote:  I'd like to see the pocket it fits in!

There is not such pocket. The concept here is that it is _you_ who can fit in the calculator ...

In Soviet Russia, calculator pocket you!

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