DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
|Date of introduction:||1973||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.9" x 3.9" x 1.3"|
|Weight:||7.8 ounces||Serial No:||D71219|
|Batteries:||4*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1974|
|AC-Adapter:|| BH-104 (110V) or
|Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Toshiba T3241|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
This Toshiba BC-0808B demonstrates the huge steps from the first Toshiba calculators BC-0801B and BC-0802 to the handy pocket calculator. All dimensions and the weigh were reduced but the functionality kept.
If we compare the internal construction with the BC-0802 we find the reasons easily:
|The keyboard is a much simpler construction|
|The display driver were integrated into one circuit|
|The display uses one multi-digit tube instead the |
Don't miss the BC-602L with a narrow 6 digit display and the BC-0811B combining the "old style" housing with the "modern" keys.
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© Joerg Woerner, July 3, 2002. No reprints without written permission.