DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments 30/super distributed by Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth
|Date of introduction:||1979||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||8 (5 + 2)|
|Size:|| 5.8" x 3.1" x
148 x 78 x 36 mm3
|Weight:||4.0 ounces, 114 grams||Serial No:||146526|
|Batteries:||9V or RK2||Date of manufacture:||wk 12 year 1979|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9900/R||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Michel Zwawiak|
Texas Instruments 30/super? This was our first reaction when fellow collector Michel Pfister from France shared already some years ago a picture of this rare calculator with the Datamath Calculator Museum. It is obvious that the model 30/super - manufactured for Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth - is a hybrid of three different products:
|• The basic functionality
is borrowed without any doubts from the
TI-30 introduced in 1976
• The double-shot injection molded keys are known from the Business Analyst-I
• The printed Texas Instruments logo between the display and keyboard are carried over from the European TI-45
In March 2011 our friend Michel surprised us with another calculator manufactured for Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth, the odd Texas Instruments 1265 based on the TI-1265. And instead of pictures we even received a box from France with the real hardware as a loan for some deeper investigations and photo sessions. Thanks!
In the meantime Gilles Collas, a fellow calculator collector
living in Luxembourg, discovered with the TI-1050 the
third model in the line and we located the predecessor of the model 30/super
known as model 40.
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© Joerg Woerner, April 6, 2011. No reprints without written permission.