Privileg electronic 2000

Date of introduction:  1972 Display technology:  LED modules
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.4" x 3.1" x 1.10"
 136 x 80 x 28 mm3
Weight:  6.0 ounces, 170 grams Serial No:  52912
Batteries:  5*AA Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 1972
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Germany
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMS0105 
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

e2000_2.jpg (6699 Byte)The Privileg electronic 2000 is one of the mysterious calculators in the Datamath Calculator Museum. At first glance it doesn't look like a product related to Texas Instruments. But you'll notice immediately the common keyboard layout of a TMS0100 MOS/LSI calculator-on-a-chip based product. Even the display feels familiar, it is the TI-360 LED-module introduced tigether with the TMS0100 family.

e2000_1.jpg (85360 Byte)Dismantling the calculator reveals a big surprise: All components of the electronic 2000 were manufactured by Texas Instruments. We identified:

TMS0100 MOS/LSI calculator-on-a-chip
1KS Klixon keyboard
TIL-360 LED-display modules
SN75491 and SN75492 display drivers

Most important fact is a statement of a former TI employee (1968-1974):

"...and we shipped the first "Privileg" samples to Quelle (the largest department store in Germany selling through a catalog)..."

COLLECTORS: If you could proof the origin of this rare electronic 2000 drop me a line!
According to Frank Boehm this Privileg electronic 2000 was manufactured by HELEC.


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Joerg Woerner, March 28, 2003. No reprints without written permission.