DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Royal/Olivetti DII Checkbook Calculator
|Date of introduction:||1988||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 2.8" x 6.1" x
70 x 154 x 7 mm3
|Weight:||2.5 ounces, 72 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||LR54||Date of manufacture:||mth 06 year 1990|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Thailand|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T7752S|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
|Download manual:||(US: 2.1 MByte)|
Royal Typewriters and its sister company Triumph-Adler, part of Litton Industries, were sold in 1986 to Olivetti and is since September 2004 a private American company again and is today known as Royal Consumer Information Products Inc.
Royal entered the market of Checkbook Calculators with the LCB 841 in August 1980. It features Account Manager functionality with three permanent (till you remove the batteries) Memories and started a very successful product line. We discovered as of now eleven different family members:
LCB 841, 3 Memories
• 1983: Royal LCB 830, 1 Memory, Wallet
• 1983: Royal LCB 835, 1 Memory, Purse
• 1986: Royal CBC 80NT, Solar cells, Taiwan, 3 Memories
• 1987: Royal CBC 70, Taiwan, 1 Memory
• 1988: Royal CBC 80, Solar cells, Thailand, 3 Memories, US market
• 1988: Royal/Olivetti CBC 80, Solar cells, Thailand, 3 Memories, Canadian market
• 1988: This Olivetti DII, Solar cells, Thailand, 3 Memories, European market
• 1989: Royal CBC 70, Thailand, 1 Memory
• 1993: Royal CBC 95, Solar cells, Thailand, 3 Memories
• 1998: Royal CBC 2000, Solar cells, China, 3 Memories
the featured Olivetti DII Checkbook Calculator manufactured in June 1990 in Thailand reveals a
clean design centered around a Toshiba T7752S single-chip calculator circuit soldered on a double-sided printed circuit board (PCB) and powered by two solar cells and a small LR54 (LR1130) backup battery.
Inspecting the PCB of this Olivetti DII manufactured in June 1990 brought our attention to a small mark reading 308-18, most likely a reference to Type 308 and Revision 1.8 of the design (schematics and layout). We noticed the PCB-Mark 308 during our research on the PCBs of a lot of more or less identical Account Managers, find an overview of the OEM brands/models here.
Please find an overview of the
PCB-Marks we discovered
so far on Account Manager calculators.
Learn more about single-chip calculator circuits used in Account Manager Calculators.
Don't miss the Corvus CheckMaster introduced by Mostek already in 1975. This rare product retains the balance of your memory even when shut off but uses power-hungry electronics.
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© Joerg Woerner, February 27, 2020. No reprints without written permission.