Texas Instruments LADY 1200

Date of introduction:  1975 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:  $14.88 Display size:  8
Size:  5.5" x 2.8" x 1.4"
 138 x 70 x 35 mm3
Weight:  3.9 ounces, 110 grams Serial No:  S76-260727 
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  wk 38 year 1976
AC-Adapter:  AC9180 Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMS0972
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

TI-1200-Lady_Back.jpg (217097 Byte)This colorful calculator gives you an idea of marketing. The only changes compared to the basic TI-1200 were the blue-yellow keyplate and a off-white housing. With this calculator Texas Instruments targeted a total new market - the hand-bag of modern women. A second attempt was made 13 years later again with the Nuance. The new color of the housing was used obviously used first with the Spirit of '76, please read the serial number of this LADY 1200 carefully.

TI-1200-Lady_PCB.jpg (141073 Byte)Dismantling this LADY 1200 manufactured in September 1976 reveals a printed circuit board (PCB) identical with the later production runs of the TI-1200 and TI-1250 calculators sporting the TMS0972 single-chip calculator circuit.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.