Texas Instruments Spelling ABC (UK)

Date of introduction:  1980 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8 alphanumeric
Size:  6.2" x 3.4" x 1.1"
 157 x 86 x 29 mm3
Weight:  5.7 ounces, 163 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  wk 03 year 1981
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMC0274, TMC0355 (CD2602)
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
    Download manual:   (EU: 6.6M Bytes)
  (EU: 3.9M Bytes)

Nothing else than the UK version of the 2nd generation Spelling B.

SpellingABC_UK_PCB.jpg (83151 Byte)The printed circuit board (PCB) and electronic of this Spelling ABC (UK) is identical with the US Spelling B manufactured mid of 1980. We noticed an earlier Spelling B (UK) manufactured in March 1980 using a different architecture. 

In Germany the Spelling B uses another language ROM and a slightly different design. Explore the Spelling ABC.

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Joerg Woerner, May 6, 2007. No reprints without written permission.