Texas Instruments TI-1895 II

Date of introduction:  1990 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.4" x 2.6" x 0.30"
 113 x 67 x 8 mm3
Weight:  1.8 ounces, 52 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  n.a. Date of manufacture:  mth 02 year 1994
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Thailand (C)
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (US: 5.3 MByte)

TI-1895-II_1_Back.jpg (140505 Byte)Production of the original TI-1895 II introduced in 1986 moved eventually from Taiwan to Thailand.

TI-1895-II_1_PCB.jpg (83333 Byte)Dismantling this TI-1895 II manufactured in 1994 reveals a typical design of a Far East contract manufacturer. The printed circuit board (PCB) itself doesn't carry any hint to the company behind the product but we identify Cal-Comp Electronics from the date code on the backside of the calculator. 

Inspecting the PCB of this TI-1895 II calculator brought our attention to a small mark reading S39A-12, we spotted this mark already with the Radio Shack EC-318 and a similar PCB-Mark reading S32B-II 1K with the TI-108. We discovered recently a TI-1895 II with the date code C-1186A from the first production run and consequently sporting a S39A-11 mark. We started compiling a list of the PCB-Marks on calculators manufactured by OEMs for Texas Instruments.

If you are interested in really powerful metric conversion calculators, look for either the Canon FC-80 or the TI-1890.

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Joerg Woerner, July 14, 2005. No reprints without written permission.