DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Victoria Insurance calculator by Texas Instruments
|Date of introduction:||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||10 (8 + 2)|
|Size:|| 6.4" x 3.2" x
162 x 81 x 37 mm3
|Weight:||8.5 ounces, 240 grams||Serial No:||6701955|
|Batteries:||BP1A||Date of manufacture:||wk 01 year 1983|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131||Origin of manufacture:||USA (ATA)|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:||TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598|
|Program steps:||480-0||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
innovative TI-58C was the perfect base for a lot of
customized calculators. This one was used end of the 70th by
insurance agents of the German Victoria company. The idea behind these products
was the novelty of the
Solid State Software Modules™ with up to 5000 program steps. This software was
written by the SW-engineers of the Victoria company and programmed into the
modules by Texas Instruments.
Dismantling this Victoria Insurance calculator reveals a standard TI-58C calculator manufactured in January 1983 in Abilene, Texas.
Compare it with a similar product by the insurance competitions Agrippina, Allianz, LVM, Nordstern and Lloyd or the CAL-Q-TAX calculator. Even the French carmaker Chrysler-Simca used the TI-58, don't miss the Chrysler Credicavia.
Another approach to customize a calculator could be found in the Goulds Pumpulator.
Tired about insurance calculators? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!
A colorful calculator appeared with the Pool Water Analysis module.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 22, 2014. No reprints without written permission.