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Toshiba LC-848

Date of introduction:  1981 Display technology:  LCD 
New price:  $22.95 Display size:  8
Size:  4.4" x 2.6" x 0.3"    
Weight:  2.0 ounces Serial No:  115265
Batteries:  2*LR54  Date of manufacture:  year 1981
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T3808
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Toshiba LC-838 started a long line of Metric Converter calculators based on Integrated Circuits (IC's) developed by Toshiba. This LC-848 introduced in 1981 uses almost identical electronic in the sleeker housing of the LC-825. Please notice the yellow filter of the LC-848 while e.g. the LC-825 II introduced in the same year sports already the transparent polarizing filter resulting in a silver shining display.

Dismantling the LC-848 reveals a well common PCB (printed circuit board) technology with a well known single-chip calculator circuit T3808 manufactured by Toshiba.



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Joerg Woerner, September 8, 2008. No reprints without written permission.