Western Auto electronic Wizard aka M4986

Date of introduction:  1975 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.5" x 2.8" x 1.4"    
Weight:  5.5 ounces Serial No:  6504
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  wk 29 year 1975
AC-Adapter:  AC9180 Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMC0952
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This close relative of the TI-1200 was sold under different names from the distributing company Western Auto. Most common names for this "woody" calculator are "electronic Wizard" or "M4986".

The only difference to the TI-1200 are the wooden foil over the keyplate and the missing TI logo.

Three versions are known, this one with the "Wizard" logo, one with the "Citation" logo and one without logo.

With the M4987 a similar calculator with memory was sold.

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