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#19

Hi all, i've been busy uploading a portion of my collection onto Flickr recently. Originally I intended to just upload my clear cased HP's, but i've added many of my HP's, some Sharps and Casios as well. I thought it would be better to share this with everyone than just have it all sitting in my office. I will keep uploading photos over the next few months or so.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60529780@N02/

Enjoy!

Cheers, Keith

Edited: 22 Mar 2011, 12:22 a.m.


#20

Nice collection Keith !!

Cheers,
John

#21

Yes a very nice photographic spread of your calculator collection. :-)

#22

I am speechless :-D

#23

Beautiful collection! I especially like the clear cased prototypes. I also have a Sharp PC-1211 that is still functional, however, sadly the orange LCD display is bleeding badly. I did find a Radio Shack TRS-80 Pocket Computer (made by Sharp for Radio Shack) with a good display to replace it. I also have the Sharp CE-122 Printer and Cassette Interface for it. I didn't see any Woodstocks in your Flickr photos; do you have any? No collection would be complete without a few Woodstock models.


#24

Thanks Michael, the Woodstocks are coming! I've got a 21, 25, 27 & 29c to upload. Also got the Tandy/Radio Shack series - my first pocket computer was the PC8 in about 1988 - probably the worst one of the series! Cheers, Keith

#25

There you go Michael - just added 25, 27 & 29C. I should have transferred the battery pack from the 27 to show the others working. I might even put up a non-HP RPN or a TI just to mix it up. Cheers, Keith


#26

Very nice collection! Congratulations!

BTW, I am intending to store/show some HP calcs in wood boxes, and wondering what type of inner foam I could use.

Keith, how did you get your HP-12c woodcase (or did it, or transform it, etc.)?

I would be very happy to read you about this particular aspect of your collector habits.


#27

Thanks Xavier, I bought this from TAS a few years ago from someone in the UK. They had a few of them and they were a promotional HP special from memory. It was quite expensive for a humble 12C - I will post another photo of it for you. The foam is quite firm and is covered in a black silk. Cheers, Keith


#28

Thank you for this answer.

Well, if I have to spend some time on building a wood case, I might understand this work got its price, above all for a perfect result!

My problem is now to understand foam "industry", or "know-how". Is it complex/easy to do? What does it require as material/machines, etc.? Can it be found easily? and so on...

I would appreciate your new picture, thank you.


#29

Sounds like a good plan. I've uploaded some more photos that give you a better idea. Interestingly I keep a large portion of my collection in high quality wooden chocolate boxes. Cheers, Keith


#30

Nice picture, thank you Keith.

#31

High quality chocolate or high quality boxes!? Might help get the wife on board for adding to your collection!

Nice pictures - I teach PHOTO 101 occasionally at the local university and know how hard it is to get such nice lighting. Do you use a light box, soft box, photo diffusers, or ...?


#32

Thanks Dave, they are just happy snaps from within my office! The diffuse lifting is a combination of natural light from the nearby windows and flouro lights above. You can actually see the reflection of the flouro lights in some of the photos. I do a bit of photography though - one of my other hobbies. Cheers, Keith

#33

... And the boxes are wood - they used to have German chocolates in them. My wife's parents own two boutique chocolate shops, so life is good! Cheers, Keith

#34

Those are nice pictures indeed. Can I make one suggestion? Use a tripod and decrease the aperture of your camera (i.e. increase the f-number) to increase the depth of field (DOF). All the keys, as well as the screen of the calculator should be reasonably sharp. Something like f/9 or f/11 should do, depending on your distance to the object.


#35

Hi Jeroen, I will do this. Some pictures I took in a hurry (especially the Woodstocks which I took for Michael!). I've got the tripod in the office now and have another batch of calculators lined up for photos. Cheers, Keith

#36

congratulations.. your collection is wonderfull....
the wood box is perfect...


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