Help with indentifying this rare model



#11

Hello All,

I just go an HP bag that I have never seen before. The leather bag is the same quality of a calculator tanned leather case, but the size is too big for a regular calculator. But the logo is exactly of the vintage calculator leather bag.

I wonder what type of bag is this? is this for a big calculator bag or a bowling bag?

The shape and size matches a bowling bag, but this is a HP, and judging from inside, it is not a bowling bag becuase it has different compartments.

Check the picture here:
http://img11.photobucket.com/albums/v33/acmeonline/HPbag.jpg

I wonder if this one worth to eBay it.

Any help will be greatly appreciated,
Thanks in advance,
Raze


#12

Hi Raze,

This is a bag used to carry a HP-9x series calculator. These were calculators with built-in printer e.g. HP-97, the printer version of the HP-67.

#13

As another reply mentions, it's a bag for carrying a HP 9x series desk calculator-- the 91, 92, or 97.

And it's VINYL, for heaven's sake, not leather. I'm amazed so many people can't distinguish plastic from cow skin. Every time I see one of these type cases on eBay it's advertised as "leather".


#14

Sometimes this fake leather is called "leatherette" - as in advertising for a product: "...comes with a nice leatherette carrying case."

Large expanses of fake leather with cloth backing are sometimes called "naugahyde". So when your friends get a cheap leather-look sofa from Ikea, you can ask them, "How many Naugas did you skin to make that sofa?" ;)

Bill

#15

Hi,

at least my 'leatherette' HP-97 bag looks quite different,
and it only has one compartment inside: the one for the calculator, and the handle straps (?) don't go around the case.

I think the bag on the photo is for another (heavier) machine, like the 9815A or alike.

Raymond


#16

Your right is not for the 9X series calcs.

#17

Without something for scale it is hard to tell what it goes with. It may be for a '97. There were some minor variations in the case design. I have a 9100A case and have seen a purported 9815 case, but they are off-white in color.

#18

I have one of the 9x original bags and it is not like this one. I 100% agree with Raymond's message.

#19

Take care.

Wayne.


#20

Faux leather.

I think "leatheraux" sounds much more elegant than "leatherette".

AND, I did a Google search on "leatheraux" and got ONE result! And that's a contraction/abbreviation serving as a qualification level in a web directory at a Korean chemicals firm (I believe). I may have just invented a word!


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