DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Canon Financial Printer
|Date of introduction:||September 1983||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||10|
|Size:||7.0" x 3.0" x 1.1"||Printer technology:||Thermal|
|Weight:||5.8 ounces||Serial No:||006880|
|Batteries:||4*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1983|
|AC-Adapter:||AD-4II||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||12||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T6869S|
|Program steps:||40||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Canon introduced with the Financial Printer already in 1983 a compact and powerful combination of a Financial Statistical calculator and a small printer. The FP-11P added even some programmability to the basic design.
Financial Printer is much more powerful than you expect from the keyboard. In
date calculations it offers a full calendar ranging from January 1, 1901 to
December 31, 2099. The 7-segment displays reads a somewhat cryptic
representation of the date but the printer gives a self-explaining alphanumeric
Even the financial calculations feature a full prompting system with a crystal clear description of the input data and output results.
From the technical view the Financial Printer is very similar to the TI-45 Micro Scientific Printer and BA-45 Micro Business Manager. They all share identical printers manufactured by Shinshu Seiki Co, Ltd. - better know under the EPSON brand - and the same printer driver electronics developed by Toshiba. The calculator circuit is very similar to the one found in the TI-66 Programmable.
The paper used with this printer (PMF05228 1-1/2" wide
and 14 Feet length) is still available here.
The Financial Printer fits in one line with the Financial Manager and the scientific siblings F-73 resp. F-73P.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 27, 2003. No reprints without written permission.