1987.0487.135 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Pocketronic Calculator - 1970
TI number: Z00408

This calculator (S/N 303163) is an early production unit. The Pocketronic was the first portable (hand held) printing calculator commercially available. It was announced in April, 1970; and, based on IC date codes, this unit was probably built in the fourth quarter of 1970.

Canon was licensed under the TI calculator patent, and the calculator was developed as a Joint Canon-TI effort. The IC's, transistors and thermal print head (See G00132) were supplied by TI. The calculator is still in working condition.
Texas Instruments (J. Fred Bucy, Jack Kilby.)

top view Pocketronic Calculator
top view
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front view Pocketronic Calculator
front view
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back view Pocketronic Calculator
back view
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side view Pocketronic Calculator
side view
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