Canon LC-33

Date of introduction:  year 1982 Display technology:  LCD
New price:   Display size:  8
Size:  4.6" x 2.6" x 0.4"
 116 x 70 x 10 mm3
Weight:  3.2 ounces, 91 grams Serial No:  
Batteries:  2*LR44 Date of manufacture:  mth 05 year 1982
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Japan
Precision:  8 Integrated circuits:  Toshiba T6775B
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

LC-33_IC.jpg (21377 Byte)This Canon LC-33 looks different to its predecessor LC-31 and makes use of a novel manufacturing technology. Instead of using a traditional printed circuit board (PCB) the LC-33 uses a flexible foil pressed against a heavy metal sheet. Not only the LC-display but even the calculator circuit missed any solder joint.

We noticed this construction already with the
LX-30 and LX-40, too. Main differences between this LC-33 and the two LX sibblings are the 3-key versus 4-key memory and the [+/-] function.

About two years later we Canon introduced with the LC-34 a traditional design again.

Don't miss the colorful LC-33 versions featuring the PEANUTS Characters, we know them with a white, yellow and pink housing or the PADDINGTON BEAR in a white housing.

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Joerg Woerner, October 11, 2001. No reprints without written permission.