DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-56
|Date of introduction:||1986||Display technology:||LCD|
|New price:||Display size:||8 + 2|
|Size:|| 5.8" x 2.8" x 0.85"
147 x 72 x 22 mm3
|Weight:||3.0 ounces, 84 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||2*LR44||Date of manufacture:||wk 47 year 1985|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Italy|
|Precision:||11||Integrated circuits:||CD4555, CD4556|
|Program steps:||56-0||Courtesy of:||Andreas Tabak|
In 1986 Texas Instruments changed the design of the "Slanted Calculators" slightly. If you compare this TI-56 with the previous TI-56 focus yourself on the position of the TI logo.
We know from other TI consumer products like the entire Speak & Spell line a similar movement in the corporate identity during the year 1986.
1985 and 1986 Texas Instruments created an amazing number of different designs
in the "Second Generation - Slanted LCD" calculator series just by
moving production to far-east contract manufacturers, fetching manufacturing
back to their own facilities and revising the design. Please click on the
picture at the right as a switchboard to all known versions of the Second
Generation Slanted LCD calculators.
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© Joerg Woerner, May 13, 2002. No reprints without written permission.