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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
Memories:  1    
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.

FP-10_1.jpg (54530 Byte)The 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 output.

FP-10_2.jpg (55964 Byte)Even the financial calculations feature a full prompting system with a crystal clear description of the input data and output results.

FP-10_PRT.jpg (46833 Byte)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.



If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, March 27, 2003. No reprints without written permission.