The worst condition 15C?



#10

Hi all, I remember some time ago this was discussed on this forum, but i've found a great example of a worn out but fully functional HP-15C HERE !!

It still works fine, although some of the keys take a bit of pressing. The back plate has gone, as have most of the rubber feet. The battery compartment was heavily corroded, so I had to remove the green residue to get it to power up.


#11

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Hi all, I remember some time ago this was discussed on this forum, but i've found a great example of a worn out but fully functional HP-15C HERE !!

It still works fine, although some of the keys take a bit of pressing. The back plate has gone, as have most of the rubber feet. The battery compartment was heavily corroded, so I had to remove the green residue to get it to power up.

"It's just a flesh wound!" :-)


#12

An eBay description might just say something like "minor scratches and some signs of use".


#13

Or just as likely, NEAR MINT (no returns).

#14

An image of an original mint condition 1982 15C, compared to this worn out version and a new 15CLE is HERE


#15

Wear on voyager calculators is like the brassing on Leica M cameras, they just keep going no matter how battle-scarred they appear.


Nick


#16

I like that correlation Nick!

#17

What really impresses me is that the key caps do not look worn out at all. I can not remember a modern keyboard of that quality!


#18

That's the difference between double shot and print.

d:-)


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