Canon Canola L813

Date of introduction:  1978 Display technology:  Fluorescent
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  6.1" x 5.3" x 1.8"     
Weight:  9.5 ounces Serial No:  398104
Batteries:  4*AA Date of manufacture:  year 1980
AC-Adapter:  AD-1 Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  TMS1045 
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

The Canon Canola L813 is another calculator based on the TMS1000 Microcomputer family. The TMS1045 found inside the L813 and used with the Toshiba BC-8111B is simlar to the calculator Integrated Circuit of the TI-2550-III. The housing is very similar to the earlier Canola L812 and L1010

In the same year the Canola L-3 was introduced with 12-digit calculating capacity instead the 8-digits found in the L813.

The L813 was a very successful calculator and in 1983 a redesign changed both the keyboard layout and nternal construction. Don't miss the L813 II.

BTW: Does this calculater looks like a scientific one ? It could, depending from your soldering skills. It uses an identical calculator chip like the Palmtronic F-31.

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