Calculator Collection



#2

I have managed to amass 20 calculators so far, and have 3 more coming in a day or too. I am afraid a large majority of them are TI, with 3 HP's so far, and 1 Casio. I am not trying to build something as terribly impressive as The Museum, I could never afford that. BUT, if you wouldn't mind to take the time to tell me what YOUR collection has or needs (collection either real or imagined), what 2 or 3 calculators would you just have to have in it? I am only interested in handhelds, not desktops, and would prefer graphing and/or scientific over business or basic. If you have any opinion on TI, I'd appreciate the same response for them. Don't need any lengthy discussion on why or what ever, I don't want you to spend too much time on my trivial request, but I will GLADLY read every response and reply. So, if you're game, what do I need to look for?


#3

Oh, and if there has been a thread on this before, if you could kindly direct me to the archive, I can build my list from there too. Again, thank you very much.

BTW, my present HP accumulation consists of HP 15C Classic, HP 48GX, and HP 50G.

#4

As for me, here it is:

Voyager: 11C and 15C


Woodstock: 21, 25, 25C and 29C


Spice: 32E and 34C


Coconut: HP-41CV (with Math & Home Management modules)


Classics: 35v2, 35v4, 45, 55 and 67


Clamshell: 28C and 28S


Pioneer: 20S, 27S, 32S II and 42S


Charlemagne: 48GX


Later models (I'm not certain of the series name) 33s and 35s


and a 50G.

And yes, I have both a TI-86 and TI-89 too.


Edited: 23 July 2012, 8:58 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#5

I didn't mention the TI's I have. So far, SR40, TI 1270, TI 55, 80, 81, 83 Plus, 84 Plus SE, 85, 86, 89 Titanium, 92, 92+, and Nspire CAS CX.


#6

No TI collection should be without those machines of 35 years ago that competed directly against some HP unit:

SR-50   vs.   HP-35
SR-51A vs. HP-45
SR-52 vs. HP-65
SR-56 vs. HP-55 or -25
TI-59 vs. HP-67
PC-100A vs. HP-97

These were the magical days when every interested party tracked any and everything that TI and HP sold.


#7

This is/was the HP/TI competition I feel was going on at the time. Even in TI's brochures of the day, there were SR-56/HP-25, SR-52/HP-65 and SR-50/HP-45 (or 35) comparisons. Although, I've not seen in TI brochures a TI-59/HP-67 or a TI-59/HP-41 match-up.

And yes, I loved those days, too!


Edited: 24 July 2012, 1:23 a.m.


#8

Quote:
... I've not seen in TI brochures a TI-59/HP-67 or a TI-59/HP-41 match-up.

The HP-67 came out in 1976, though they were hard to get in the Boston, MA area. I got mine finally from the MIT Coop in Cambridge in mid-1977.

Then the TI-59 became available in 1977, and it was very much more innovative than the HP-67. It was faster, gave better precision of results, had much more memory, had "solid state software" modules, and with the PC-100A print cradle was the best small calculator-printer available. I bought one, again from the MIT Coop, later in 1977.

Unfortunately, I went through five TI-59s and three PC-100A or C units between 1977 and 1981. During the same time frame my HP-67 required only one repair (of a memory problem) by HP in 1980. Thus, all my really important programming as an engineering officer on a nuclear submarine was done on my HP-67, after which the ship purchased an HP-97. HP-67 reliability triumphed over TI-59 innovation in the real world.

The TI-59 and the HP-67 were definitely directly competing products in the 1977 to 1979 era. Then the HP-41C came out of nowhere and advanced the HP scientific calculator product line to a position that TI was never able to match. That's apparent today to anyone who has spent much time with both the current TI-89 Titanium/Hardware Version 4/AMS 3.10 and the HP50g (2.15).

There's the more current juxtaposition: TI-89 Titanium/HW4 vs. HP50g. There's been complaints about lack of updates for HP50g firmware...April 2009 saw the last (2.15) release. But that's better that the TI-89 Tit, whose last firmware release (3.10) occurred in July 2005.

#9

I started collecting the HP handheld scientifics in the late 1970s and have all of them now, except the 39gII.

(I'd have that one, but had to promise the wife I wouldn't buy any calculators in 2012 after the acquisition of two 9100Bs last year. I'm hoping HP hands 'em out as favors this year at HHC.)

I then started in on the desktops, and have a reasonable complete collection of those, although I might break my promise should a 9821 appear. But I'm not holding my breath.


#10

Too late. There was one up for auction last week:

http://www.ebay.de/itm/Tischcomputer-HP-9821A-/160838186117?pt=Klassische_Computer&hash=item2572b3f485


#11

I never look at the German eBay. Of course the machine was non-functional...


#12

Hi!

Quote:
I never look at the German eBay.

Keep it that way, please ;-)

max


#13

Opps, sorry for giving that away ;)

#14

True, but with them being quite rare, you probably can't be picky :)

#15

Every time I get a calculator in I tell my wife "OK I got them all now", then 2 days later I order another! She thinks I'm addicted.


#16

You are addicted, but it could be worse. RPN is the crack cocaine of the math world. Show her what an HP 42 costs. She'll never complain again.

#17

Quote:
Every time I get a calculator in I tell my wife "OK I got them all now", then 2 days later I order another! She thinks I'm addicted.

This is called "sickness"maybe
Les, calculators are like drugs and alcohol, I understand you very well, and both our wives (I think) understand each other.............
#18

Hmmm. I go for the scientifics, but a graphing one snuck in.

Have and want......

Here's the have list (*=with at least one manual):

Classics: 35 (V3); 45*; 67 (and a 97* desktop to go with it)

Woodstocks: 21*; 25(2)*; 25C (nonfunctional CMOS)

Spice: 32E*; 33E

Voyager: 10C(2)*; 11C*; 12C (US)*; 12CPlat (silver face); 12CPrestige; 12CPlat 25th*; 12C 30th*; 15C(2)*; 15CLE(2)*; 16C* (I love the Voyagers, what can I say!)

Pioneer: 32S*; 32SII(two color schemes, plus one needing a keyboard adjustment)*; 42S

Others: 41CV* with 82143A printer*, card reader*, HP-IL interface*; 48SX*; 33S*; 35S (2)*; WP34S (2)*; 71B, HP-IL Printer, HP-IL Video; several HP-82240A printers*; 38G;

Soon to arrive: 28S, 20S

TI: SR-10 (box, price sticker, manuals, etc.); TI-59 (3, in various states of deadness, to make one or two good ones)

The want list:

35(V4) (much neater layout with the legends in the keys)

27; 29C; 31E; 33C; 34C; 65; 55

41C "Tall Keys"

41C Blanknut (Opt. 001)

IR Printing interface for 41C

Barcode wand for 41C

Time to work on my own landscape layout calc with a 4-line LCD, USB, SDCard, LiIon charged via USB, etc., etc.

So, it's just about all RPN. I'd like to eventually have complete working sets of Classics, Woodstocks, Spice, Voyagers and RPN Pioneers (32S 50th anniversary). I like the anniversary editions, and I'm not into so much that I need clear case prototypes and such. And I'd like to finish fixing up a couple that I have: printer and card reader on the 97, card reader on one of the TI-59s, keyboard on the one 32SII. (I did the card reader repair on the 67 and it works great!) And my 42S is in excellent condition, except that, SOMEHOW, there's a HAIR between the front glass and the LCD!!! If I could get that out without actually opening up the unit, that would be a good day!

Dale


#19

I love the Voyager line too. especially the landscape format. Guess that's why I also got the TI 92, 92+, and am actively bidding on 2 Voyage 200's on eBay...the landscape format is great.

#20

I think you should consider investing in a Curta. Electronic calculators are interesting in that transcendental functions can be produced virtually instantaneously at the push of a plastic key, but the Curta stands out alone as a handheld mechanical marvel.
I think a Curta will still be useable long after the modern electronic calculators have expired due to faulty key contacts, perished rubber membranes, decayed foam pressure pads, split plastic posts, failed ROM chips and LCD displays, failed capacitors and so on.


#21

I would DEARLY love to have a mint condition Curta, both types. Non-electric calculators fascinate me too, and so far I have accumulated over 50 slide rules, from 4 inch to 15 inch. Post, Sterling, K&E, and 3 or 4 other brands. Love them all!


#22

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so far I have accumulated over 50 slide rules, from 4 inch to 15 inch. Post, Sterling, K&E, and 3 or 4 other brands. Love them all!

Some slide rules you really have to have:

One of the K&E 20 inch ones -- nerdy to the nth power, even in the good old days

One of the Faber-Castell units with an Addiator on the back -- an inept answer to the advent of the electronic hand-held calculators

A circular slide rule

For rotary adders nothing matches one of the Addometers manufactured by Reliable Typewriter and Adding Machine Co. Having been built by a typewriter company they are "built like a truck". Not at all as flimsy as the Sterling machines.

Fially, you should have at leasrt one of the dead reckoning computers, not really a computer but really a specialized circular slide rule


#23

Excellent suggestions, thanks! I am lacking in each of these. Guess I better star enhancing my collection by first finding...a second job! Thanks again for the input.

#24

HP 10C (with the original batteries after 30 years!), HP48SX (changed batteries once), one Curta, one Facit and 80 different Aristo slide rules (incl. three 20" and one 2 meter). BTW did you know that D&P Aristo was by far the world's largest manufacturer of slide rules, with more than 1000 different models from 1872 to 1978?


#25

Quote:

...and 80 different Aristo slide rules (incl. three 20" and one 2 meter)...


How come? Did you specifically start collecting them or used them in the old days and just kept them?

#26

Curtas are nice (I have one of those, a present from the wife), but they have about a zillion moving parts and most will require servicing to be usable again, and periodically thereafter.

#27

OH! OH! That's one I forgot to mention, since I was focusing on the calculator collection subject matter. Yes, I also do have a fully working Curta I. By the way, as for Non-HP, I do have two of the Mostek units--an APF Mark 55 and the Privileg SR54 NC.

#28

For me:

Voyager: 11C, 12C (2), 15CLE (2)

Woodstock: 22

Classic: 35v4, 45

Coconut: 41CV (2)

Pioneer: 10B, 14B, 14B Anniv., 20S, 22S, 32S II, 42S

Other: 30b (2), 34S (2)

I'm awaiting the arrival of a DM-15CC. Wants would be more Woodstocks (I had a 25S way back when), more Voyagers, to complete the Pioneers, and a 55 and 65.

Edited: 23 July 2012, 5:36 p.m.


#29

I've seen the pictures and read the entire site for the HP 1x CC series, they look really nice in pictures. Would love to have a set of all of them too. Really want to buy then, but still trying to assess my priorities, that's why I started this thread. I'm getting really good feedback on it.

#30

HP: 15C LE, 33s, 35s, 17bII+ (Gold), 48G, 49G, 50G, 30b (2), WP34s (converted from a 20b).

Casio: fx-9860G Slim.

TI: TI-58 (not the C, darn it!), TI-36X Pro

And the wild card RPN programmable:

Sinclair Scientific Programmable (Oxford design).

All working, although the TI-58 needs a new power supply, and the 48G and 49G need a bit of pressure on the display when pressing On/Off.


#31

And when you find yourself needing to actually work a math problem, which do you reach for 1st? Your "go to" calculator? Mine is the 50G or the TI 89 Titanium right now.


#32

It all depends on where I am, or the type of calculation. I tend to shuffle them around, and as a result never get particularly expert with any of them, but mostly I use the 50g and 17bII+ -- the former resulting from years of being used to the 48g and 49g, but which are now a bit worn out. The latter is remarkably handy for storing equations with alphanumeric variables, even trig equations, it's a nice size, and does all the finance stuff too.

But AOS just doesn't work for me.... once you go RPN there is no return -- unless, presumably, one tries really hard to unlearn something completely logical, and why do that? ;oD

#33

A WP34S, a 35S and my "daily driver" 15C are in my backpack at all times. The 15C is my first go-to. And a beater 12C is in the drawer at home with the checkbook and bills.

You just can't beat the keyboard feel of an old US-made Voyager. I don't have to look at the display to know a keystroke registered properly.

#34

Les;
It sounds like you are purposely acquiring a small collection of at least mostly AOS units. If that's so; you have made your job vastly easier. There are more unique algebraic takes on what a calculator should be because there are what, 50 or 60 times more models to choose from.

My favorite RPNs from my many are the ones that i enjoy using now and rotate them onto the desk and into the pocket. You might also get at least one that you would enjoy programming for use in what you do for a living. Since you don't seem to mind the dreaded "=" key you might pick up an hp 20s for that or the hp 22s with it's solver. No TI collection would be complete without a 58 or 59 and at least one ROM that you'd find interesting.

You could also look for an Argentine or Soviet calculator. There are many scientific calcs with equals keys from those countries and most are very original.


Edited: 23 July 2012, 9:41 p.m.


#35

Those are mine:

HP-30b, HP-50g, HP-48G+, HP-39G, TI-NSPIRE, TI-NSPIRE CX, Voyage 200, TI-89, TI-84.

Bye !

#36

I have collected more AOS units for mainly one reason...cost. You mentioned my job...I am actually an 11th grade Algebra and Geometry teacher, so more reason to have so many TI's. I actually enjoy the HP machines much, much more. I think I will start a thread expounding the virtues of AOS so everyone will buy up TI's...maybe then the HP's would come down to my price comfort. Think I could full any one here? Nah, probably not... :)


#37

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You mentioned my job...I am actually an 11th grade Algebra and Geometry teacher

In that case, you MUST find one of the 6-foot (maybe even 10-foot, I don't remember exactly how big they were - that was more than 50 years ago!) long slide rules that used to hang above the blackboard in every high school math classroom! (Who else remembers those?)


#38

I bought one of those classroom slide rules at a surplus store in San Jose back in the 80s. I got rid of it some time later ('cause it was big and clumsy), and really wish I hadn't. I know I only paid about $20 for mine and they go for hundreds now!

#39

Quote:
(Who else remembers those?)

This might refresh some memories. Not mine, of course. In the mid 70's the most advanced computing aides I had access to at high-school were 7-digit logarithm tables.


#40

We were issued 4 figure tables, which was was better as there was a lot less addition to do.

#41

Quote:
In the mid 70's the most advanced computing aides I had access to at high-school were 7-digit logarithm tables.

I used my log log decitrig slide rule and log tables from graduation in 1950 through 1959 while in the Navy and as a tech rep on autopilots. I went back to grad school in 1959 under the Korean GI Bill where I was introduced to thr RemRand 1103 and to the Friden machines. I started work with inertial navigation in 1960. Slide rule accuracy just wasn't adequate for anything. We used Fridens for off line calculations -- one of them could do square roots, but we had to either use look-up tables or truncated series calculations for trig entries.

In about 1968 I was inroduced to the a time share system known as the Honeywell Computer Network (HCN). It had built-in double precision extended BASIC with a fairly diverse set of matrix calculations. I didn't use much else for serious off-line calculations until the TI-59 came along. The HP-67 was't any help due to severe memory limitations.

One of the prized items in my collection is a Kodama soroban with twenty-seven digits. I learned a little adding and subtracting from a Japanese accountant at Iwakuni NAS in 1956. One test of skill was how fast one could add the numbers 1 through 100. I have no idea how to use twenty-seven digits.

#42

Funny you should mention that. I teach math and physics and, for some of the math classes the official calculator is the TI-84--which I don't own. One of my instructor colleagues asked me how to do something fairly obscure with it a few days ago and I had to find a manual online to answer her. I suppose I should pick one up one of these days.

Edited: 24 July 2012, 8:46 a.m.

#43

Since I asked this have added 2 more calcs, 1 TI and 1 HP. Here's my list at present...

Casio fx-7700GBus
HP 15C
HP 48GX
HP 49G+
HP 50G
TI M4987
TI SR-40
TI LCD Programmer
TI nSpire CAS CX
TI-1270
TI-1270
TI-30
TI-30-II
TI-55
TI-80
TI-81
TI-83 Plus
TI-84 Plus Silver Edition
TI-85
TI-86
TI-89 Titanium
TI-92
TI-92 Plus


#44

HP 15c
HP 15cLE
HP 48g
HP 50g
I am waiting for a DM15cc to be delivered and would like to own a 15c that doesn't look like a 5 year old tied a string around it and drug it down the sidewalk. Also i would like to have a TI-30 like the one i bought in 81.


#45

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a 15c that doesn't look like a 5 year old tied a string around it and drug it down the sidewalk

Look at the bright side of this: if the unit is working, it only testifies the extreme durability of the Voyager series. IMO, a battered Voyager has street credibility no other HP model can aspire to.
#46

Casio FX-502P -
Casio FX-602P , great calc ! -
TI66 , It's like a snail but at least it does not drool -
HP15C LE -
HP 48SX USA -
HP 49G -
HP 49G+ -
HP 50G , my preferred ! -
HP 30B -
HP 39gII -

I used in the 90's some graphics Casio (7000 ?), but never like them...

Edited: 24 July 2012, 4:13 a.m.


#47

I was working at K-mart in about 1995 or so, when the fx7700 GUsb got discontinued and I picked up 5 or 6 for around 6$ each! I still have one of them but gave the rest away back at that time. And yes, I do NOT like this particular model either.

#48

My collection:

HP 71B, 50G, 48SX, 48G, 42S, 41CV, 41CX, 32Sii, 28S, 67, 35, 16C, 15C, 12C, 10C.

TI 89ti, 68, 59, 30, 36X solar, Spirit of '76, LOGpit

Casio SL-800, FX-451M, FX-7000G, FX-5000F, FX-991D

Will be adding a WP-34S soon hopefully.

#49

Good morning!

Quote:
So, if you're game, what do I need to look for?

Simple answer: Whatever _you_ like most! You collect for your own pleasure (I suppose), so buy what gives you the most pleasure. If you think that you will get that from a complete collection of Hp calculators (and have the necessary funds in the order of magnitude of a very good factory new german made family car) than go for that!

I for my part like calculators most that glow in the dark, preferably with LED and Panaplex displays, and have navigation capabilities (due to my profession). Second best are scientific programmables, again with luminous displays. After those come "exotic" models of all kind like european calculators (Sinclair, Aristo, Faber-Castell, Brunswiga, Curta, Elektronika), "very special" calucators (like Compucorp) and novelty calculators (CalcuPen, CalcuLighter, calculator watches and so on). Generally I draw a line around 1985: Calculators after that date and LCD models in general are of not much interest to me, except a few very smart ones like the Hp71B or the Ti Voyage 200 and it's descendants.
I don't care the least wether a calculator has RPN or algebraic entry (deep inside I think I'm rather an "algebraic person" anyway) so this is not a collecting criterium for me. At work (aerospace engineering and piloting aeroplanes) I have not used a pocket calculator in twenty years apart from doing trivial tasks like converting fuel units, so I really only vaguely rememer why one system should have an advantage over the other.

Of course I would like to have a complete Hp collection (so far I have about 100 Hps out of a total of round about 1000 calculators) but I'm afraid that's not going to happen. Some models are so rare and so expensive that I will not be able to locate and/or purchase them. Unfortunately, eBay is the only remining source for collectible calculators and the prices are what they are. For the price of every Hp calculator that I miss I could buy 10 or 100 other interesting models. I prefer the second option.

Enjoy!
max

#50

I have almost all HP handhelds in my COLLECTION along with pocket computers and calculators from other brands.

There are always items on the 'must have' list though - for me, I would really like a clear cased 12C (which would complete my 12C collection and add to my clear cased collection), a HP10, HP81, HP22, and a few others.

The problem with collecting is that you always find something that you 'just must have' either as a spontaneous thing, or through active searching.

Apart from HP's, something i've always wanted is an Elektronika MK-90 pocket computer.

Cheers, Keith


#51

... oh, and an elusive HP94D to complete the 94E & F in my collection.

#52

Keith, only giant could put MK-90 in his pocket - this 1.5 pound midget is 10x4x1.2". Keyboard layout is unusable to both English and Russian language speaker. But it is rare and brutal, and that is the reason i have it.

My posessions:

HP 50G,48GX,35S,12C,20S,30, DM-15CC
TI 59
Elektronika >60 different models, all programmàbles except MK-85 and MK-85M
>40 different engineering Casio, Siemens, etc, mostly European

I want to buy WP-34S and HP-39GII, and sell HP-50G.

Use DM-15CC and HP-35S every day.


#53

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Keyboard layout is unusable to both English and Russian language speaker. But it is rare and brutal



Yep - that's why I want one too. Not even continuous memory either.
#54

There certainly can't be one common idea of what to collect and what not.

For GFX-calculators, the Casio FX-7000G, HP 28C and HP48SX come to mind, they are all examples of "pushing the border even further".

Limiting the scientific calculator collection to a handful will be a tough choice. I'd go with the HP-35, HP-65, HP-41, TI SR-10 and maybe a TI-30.

But there are probably dozens of nice scientific calcs.

#55

Les, I won't have time to list them all but here are the graphing ones I have (from memory):

Casio: fx-7000GA, 6300G, 9850G, 9860 GII, 9860G Slim, Prizm

TI-81, 82, 83+ Silver Edition, 84+, 85, 86, 89 Tiatanium, 92+, Voyage 200, all editions of the nSpire

HP 28C, 48SX, 48GX, 49g+, 50g (blue one to come soon), 39G, 39gs, 40g

Update: I also have a Classpad 330 (not a fan of the stylus though)


Edited: 26 July 2012, 12:16 a.m. after one or more responses were posted


#56

Eddie,

I am not a Casio fan, but I have had my eye on the Prizm. Thoughts on the device you'd like to share, pro and con?


#57

Quote:
Eddie,

I am not a Casio fan, but I have had my eye on the Prizm. Thoughts on the device you'd like to share, pro and con?


The Prizm is like the typical Casio graphing calculators, but in color with a backlit screen. The speed is impressive. I like the screen a lot.


#58

Screen is nice and bright? Have you seen the TI Nspire CAS CX? I have one of those...how do the screens compare? I bet you I end uo buying the Prizm...looks nice.

#59

I don't see STO and RCL on the keyboard. Maybe they're not needed when you calculate in technicolour.

#60

Me, I have a few of areas of interest.

1. Card-readers. I want a complete set of vertical format hand-held card-reading calculators. Those that I have are..

HP-65
HP-67
TI-59
TI-SR52
HP-41CX+card reader

Missing from my collection

* Elektronika MK-47. I'd pay a hefty sum for this baby!
* Casio PRO FX-1 (ditto!!)
* HP-71 -- not really vertical format, but maybe this should be included.

2. Multiple units of a single model (TI58/58C or 59). I want to create an art project with multiple copies of a single high-end machine. Not working, broken screens, damaged, scratched, dirty, cracked, names engraved -- all of these are HIGHLY desirable for this particular project. I want to create a large group of identical machines. Yes, this will be kind of expensive so it's a long term goal. I have a few TI-59s already. Anyone willing to donate damaged and broken machines for this project, I'll as a minimum pay the postage!

3. Soviet machines. I had a reasonable collection of Soviet calculators and for a decade maintained a website "Museum of Soviet Calculators". After my prime 3 machines were stolen (or perhaps lost, but most likely stolen), I essentially abandoned the collection. The machines were an MK-95 (only 2 known), an MK-98, and a prototype MK-21. Alas. I have a fairly large box full of rather odd Soviet machines. I love them because they're so ugly, they are "alien", and they speak of their history.

4. Homebrews. In particular, uWatch, WP34S and the new DM16CC.

5. High-end programmable machines. Top of the line, for their day. I have...

HP-65
HP-67
TI-58C
TI-59
HP-41CX
Elektronika MK-61
Elektronika MK-52
Elektronika MK-90
Casio 502P
Casio 602P
Casio 603P

6. Horizontal-format machines which can be programmed in "C" language. These are a new interest of mine, and there are quite a number to collect. I currently have just the Casio Z-1.

There we go; those collections keep me busy :)

Cheers
A

Edited: 24 July 2012, 10:44 a.m.


#61

Andrew,

After I finish taking my three TI-59s and making one good working one, I can send you the remains of the other two (no charge, I'll pay postage -- consider it a charitable donation for the arts!). I might keep some of the card reader parts from the other two as spares, if that's OK. I assume you mostly need the shells with the keys and red window intact.

Send me ship-to info via forum mail.

You've just given me a good reason to attack this long-hanging-over-my-head project THIS weekend! That's worth the cost of shipping right there! Thanks!

Dale

#62

I had never heard of the pro fx-1. I googled it, and it sounds like a very interesting calculator indeed. What does it go for, and how often is it offered?

#63

Absolutely not any TI......................., never:)=

35 2°, 3° (french) and 4°
45
80
70
67
97
21
25c
33c
34c
38c
41c TK
41CX FN
41CX HF
41CL
42s
49g+
50g
30b
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WP34s!

Hope to have not forgotten any of them

In emulation....all the free available WW!

only HP, ofcourse

Edited: 24 July 2012, 3:25 p.m.


#64

Aurelio,

Currently on my laptop I have installed and running an emulator for HP 15C, 16C, 39Gii, 41, 48G, 48GX, 49G, and 50G. This is all I have been able to locate so far. Are there others that will run on my Windows 7 box?


#65

Les, try here , you'll find a lot of interesting things expecially (I see in your emul collection is missing) a must (up to me) the 42s!
let me know if it matches your needs

Ciao

Edited: 26 July 2012, 3:53 p.m.


#66

aurelio, Yes, I needed these also. I was just playing with the skins for the 42S when you emailed me. Thank you so much for responding!

#67

Hi Les,

I'm not going to list my rather limited (<15) collection, but in case you haven't already found this page, it contains some useful collection advice and strategies.

Good luck,

Jeroen


#68

Thanks a lot Jeroen. I have found that page, but have not read it all yet. Here's a good reason too. Thanks for the call out!

#69

My collection. It favors LED programmables. The HP45 is complete with small case and manuals.


#70

ClausB That is some nice collection. I will get there one day :)

#71

Triggered by your post, I dug out all my calculators, put them on the desk and took a picture. I left out a few duplicate ones.

As you can see I am not that fond of the spices (only a 32E) and financial calculators (only two 12Cs, and ex 30Bs of course ;)).


#72

By the way, the 32SII was my second calculator ever. My first one was a 32S, which I got when I was in school. When the 32SII came out a year or so later in 1991, I liked that better and wanted one. Unfortunately that meant selling the 32S.

PS: The reason for I liked (and still do like) the 32SII better, was the second shift key instead of all the menus. And yes, I also do like the WP34S having 3 shift keys instead of multi level menus!

Edited: 28 July 2012, 12:02 p.m.


#73

Fantastic collection!

#74

Fantastic landscape, many thanks!!!


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