Texas Instruments Spirit of '76

Date of introduction:  1975 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  5.5" x 2.8" x 1.4"
 138 x 70 x 35 mm3
Weight:  3.9 ounces, 110 grams Serial No:  S76-179202
Batteries:  9V  Date of manufacture:  wk 43 year 1975
AC-Adapter:  AC9180 Origin of manufacture:  USA
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  TMS0952
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

Spirit_Back.jpg (279494 Byte)The European market received the TI-1260, the US market the Spirit of '76. This wonderful calculator was designed to commemorate the 200th birthday of the United States of America. Don't miss the LADY 1200 using the same housing parts.

Spirit_PCB.jpg (133585 Byte)Under the cute housing you'll find a basic TI-1200 calculator, nevertheless most collectors will pay much more for the Spirit of '76.

Learn more about the evolution of the TI-1200 between March 1975 and its discontinuation in 1977.

Learn more about the different Product Labels used with the TI-1200 - here at the Datamath Calculator Museum we classify the featured Spirit of '76 as Hardware Version 2, PCB Type 2 and Product Label Style 3, Blue on White.

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Joerg Woerner, December 5, 2001. No reprints without written permission.