DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1746
|Date of introduction:||1985||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 4.6" x 2.5" x
117 x 65 x 9 mm3
|Weight:||1.7 ounces, 48 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||n.a.||Date of manufacture:||mth 03 year 1985|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Taiwan (I)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 1.6 MByte)|
TI-1746 looks with its stylish housing and the key design very familiar to us.
If you compare it with the more common TI-1706 II you'll
notice only an exchanged position of the solar cells and the LC-display. The
reason is unknown.
Dismantling this TI-1746 manufactured in March 1985 by Inventec Corporation in Taiwan is not too exciting, the printed circuit board (PCB) looks like most PCBs of simple four-banger calculators developed in the 80s.
Inspecting the PCB of this TI-1746 calculator brought our attention to a small mark reading TI1746-01C, we spotted similar PCB-Marks already with the TI-1796 and TI-1798 manufactured in 1986. We started compiling a list of the PCB-Marks on calculators manufactured by OEMs for Texas Instruments.
Don't miss the rare TI-10 Profit Guide sporting a similar housing with a 10 digit display and some financial functions.
We recently discovered with the UNIS SLR 80 a rebadged TI-1746 sold in former Yugoslavia.
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© Joerg Woerner, June 13, 2003. No reprints without written permission.