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Toshiba LC-829

Date of introduction:  1979 Display technology:  LCD
New price:  DM 29.00 Display size:  8
Size:  3.9" x 2.3" x 0.35"
 98 x 58 x 9 mm3
   
Weight:  1.6 ounces, 44 grams Serial No:  A45357
Batteries:  2*LR44  Date of manufacture:  year 1979
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Hong Kong
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Sharp LI3023
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

This Toshiba LC-829 calculator is one of the products that is somehow a misfit in the product line: Smaller than e.g. the LC-830 or LC-842 and manufactured in Hong Kong instead Japan.

Dismantling the LC-829 reveals a big surprise - the single-chip calculator circuit located in the featured model was manufactured by competitor Sharp Electronics!

Don't miss the Toshiba LC-857 calculator, another "mystery" product.



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Joerg Woerner, January 4, 2011. No reprints without written permission.