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Canon F-41

Date of introduction:  year 1976 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.7" x 3.0" x 0.8"     
Weight:  4.2 ounces Serial No:  48845
Batteries:  2*AA Date of manufacture:  mth 12 year 1977
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Matsushita MN9002
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Peter Muckermann

The Canon Palmtronic F-41 fits seemless into the early line of scientific calculators introduced between 1976 and 1977:

Model Introduction Functions Calculator IC
F-31 1977 Basic Texas Instruments TMS1045
F-41 1976 Basic-Scientific Matsushita MN9002
F-51 1977 Full-Scientific NEC uPD951C
F-61 1977 Scientific-Statistic NEC uPD955C
F-71 1977 Scientific-Statistic Hitachi HD36140, HD36141 

F-41_PCB.jpg (60796 Byte)Dismantling the Palmtronic F-41 reveals a rare Matsushita MN9002 single-chip calculator circuit. Matsushita of Japan is the company behind the famous Panasonic and Technics brands.

The successor of the F-41 could be found in the tiny F-42 sporting LC-Display.



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Joerg Woerner, March 3, 2004. No reprints without written permission.