DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments TI-59 SCOT WARE CL 4
|Date of introduction:||April 1978||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Module: $495.00||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:||1213278|
|Batteries:||BP1A||Date of manufacture:||wk 11 year 1978|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9131||Origin of manufacture:||USA (LTA)|
|Precision:||13||Integrated circuits:|| TMC0501E,
|Program steps:||960-160||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Texas Instruments launched in May 1977 the TI-58
and TI-59 programmable calculators, they opened the
way for dozens of application specific solutions using the new
Solid State Software Modules™
with up to 5000 program steps.
Scot Ware by Scotch Programs Inc., headquartered in Miami, Florida, introduced already in April 1978 with the CL4 cooling load calculation an early application programmed in a customized Solid State Software Module™.
We know five different approaches of the module expansion:
• Standard modules like the Master Library use only the small sticker
above the A,B,C,D, and E keys.
• Other modules like the Pool Water Analysis developed by Olin Corporation
make use of a colorful keyboard mask.
• Customized calculators like the USMC AV-8C calculator or insurance calculators
sold by Allianz and others use special keyboard arrangements.
• The CAL-Q-TAX calculator uses an extender instead the usual drop-in modules.
• The Kodak Q-700 Program Adapter makes use of a snap-on cover with
an individualized printing.
the SCOT WARE CL 4 calculator reveals a standard TI-59
calculator manufactured in March 1978.
Scot Ware by Scotch Program Inc. focused on Programs for TI-59 and HP 67 / HP 97 calculators for commercial applications. We know from a price list published in April 1979 at least 18 different programs for the TI-59:
|Program||Air Conditioning Group||License Fee
Duct Cost Estimation
|DD 3||Duct Design - Equal Friction||$49.00|
|DD 4||Duct Design - Static Regain||$95.00|
|HP 2||Hydraulic Pipe Design||$65.00|
|RL 4||Residential Load - Cooling - Cooling and Heating||$95.00|
|HL 1||Commercial Heating Load||$75.00|
|HC 3||Heating Fuel Cost||$75.00|
|LC 2||Life Cycle Cost||$95.00|
|CL 4||Commercial Cooling Load Solid State Software Module||$495.00|
Solar Energy Group
|SE 1||Solar Collector F-Chart Calculation||$175.00|
|SE 2||Solar Installation Economic Analysis||$75.00|
|HP 3||Hardy Cross Hydraulic System Analysis||$148.00|
Electrical Engineering Group
|E 3||Fault Current Analysis||$148.00|
|E 4||Line Voltage Drop Analysis||$55.00|
|P 1-4||Combustion Calculations and Stack Losses Coal, Oil and Gas Fired Steam Generators||$345.00|
In 1980 the company was known as McClintock Corp., headquartered in 7000 S.W. 62nd Ave, Miami, FL 33143. A price lust published in 1980 lists some additional programs but none of them available as a pre-programmed Solid State Software Module™.
(Joerg Woerner, December 15, 2008)
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