DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Texas Instruments 1265 distributed by Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth
|Date of introduction:||1977||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.5" x 2.8" x 1.4"
138 x 70 x 35 mm3
|Weight:||4.5 ounces, 127 grams||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||wk 20 year 1977|
|AC-Adapter:||AC9180||Origin of manufacture:||Italy (RCI)|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Michel Zwawiak|
Within the TI-1200 family we discovered in the past ten years some very interesting design variations sold either as a Texas Instruments product, as a Texas Instruments product through different sales channels, or even without the TI logo. Just recall some TI-1200's and TI-1250's:
|• Texas Instruments
LADY 1200, a colorful
variation for the modern woman
• Texas Instruments TI-1400, a TI-1200 with a brown housing and the [+/-] key
• The odd colored Texas Instruments T-1220 custom model manufactured for True Value Hardware Stores
• The rare Texas Instruments CONCEPT I manufactured for Zayre Corporation
• The reactor 1250 sold by by the Dutch department store HEMA
• The "woody" calculators sold by Western Auto as electronic Wizard and Citation
And how does this Texas Instruments 1265 fit into the line? Thanks to our fellow calculator collector friend Michel Zwawiak in France, we know the roots of this strange product: It was sold in 1977 by Koh-i-Noor Hardtmuth, a manufacturer of pencils, pens and art supplies based in the Czech Republic and already known for the incredible Texas Instruments 30/super.
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© Joerg Woerner, April 6, 2011. No reprints without written permission.