Cases, especially for 200LX



#2

I bought a HP 200LX second-hand about twenty years ago
(and it still works fine) contained in a black leather
wallet which seemed to be made to measure. The 200LX fits
snugly in a pocket on one side. There are four slit
pockets on that side and four on the other, each pocket
able to accommodate a SRAM card for the 200LX. The two
sides fold together to close and are secured with a strap
with press stud. “GENUINE LEATHER” is embossed inside the
wallet. There are some letters embossed very faintly on
the outside in two lines within a rectangular cartouche
which might read in part “ ???? POCKET”, “P S HIDE”. Does
anyone know whether my case is an accessory provided by
Hewlett Packard? Or what other provenance it might have?

On the subject of cases, I have bought new HP machines
71B, 41C, 48SX, 49G, 49g+ and 50g. The zipped cases for
the first three could be scrunched up and stuffed in a
pocket and the 49G could be held in its cover while the
instrument was in use, but what do you do with the stiff,
awkward cases for the last two while wandering around
using the calculator? Is this yet another sign that HP
calcs are no longer made by people who know how they are
used?


#3

That's my exact grievance with the 35s case. The stupid thing is so large and rigid that it makes the calculator no more portable than a 48! But of course, they did make the calculator just a tiny bit larger, so that it doesn't quite fit properly in a Pioneer case. Ho hum.

#4

With the 50G case, you could tuck the open flap under your belt, or into your waistband. In the days when there were belt loops on calculator cases, this was a non-issue. In the late 70's, I carried my HP-29C everywhere on my belt and thought nothing of it. Doing so today draws uproarious laughter from my wife and son ;(

Best regards, Hal


#5

Quote:
In the late 70's, I carried my HP-29C everywhere on my belt and thought nothing of it. Doing so today draws uproarious laughter from my wife and son ;(

Best regards, Hal

I can imagine what would happen if I wore my Post Versalog in its gorgeous maroon leather case. I don't, but I do walk around with various Leathermans on my belt, with occasional humorous but kind comments from my wife.

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