DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-1260
|Date of introduction:||1976||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||DM 39.00||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:|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||wk 26 year 1976|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9180||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(DE: 1.6 MByte)|
With the LADY 1200 marketing guys attacked the first time womens hand-bag. With the colorful TI-1260 they continued in Europe this strategy. This calculator added to the basic 4-functions of the TI-1200 a novice supermarket shopping feature:
You enter the price-per-kilogram (yes, it's an European
calculator) of your goods and then the weight of it. The TI-1260 calculates the price
of your goods and with the M+ key you can sum up all items of your shopping list.
The times changed, today we pay the invoice with our stack of credit cards.
Dismantling the TI-1260 reveals a well known printed circuit board (PCB) similir to the TI-1200 but makes use of a TMS0954 single-chip calculator circuit.
Recently at the famous calculator collection of the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF) located in Paderborn, Germany a different colouring of the frontplate was discovered. The model of the exhibition carries a white keyplate with a blue stripe over the /,*,-,+ and = keys.
The TI-1260 could be called a rare calculator, according to Texas Instruments only about 20,000 units were manufactured.
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© Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.