DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Homeland 810 by Toshiba
|Date of introduction:||1975||Display technology:||Fluorescent|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:||5.4" x 3.4" x 1.1"|
|Weight:||4.9 ounces||Serial No:|
|Batteries:||4*AA||Date of manufacture:||year 1975|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Japan|
|Precision:||8||Integrated circuits:||Hitachi HD36260|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
Tokyo Shibaura Electric Co., Ltd., better known as Toshiba - the official name since 1978 - introduced early in their history the Homeland brand.
This Homeland 810 is a typical Japanese calculator using a green VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent Display), a solid keyboard and a somewhat boring styling. It could be compared with e.g. the Toshiba BC-8111 in functionality and size.
Dismantling the Homeland 810 reveals a Hitachi HD36260 single-chip calculator circuit, a chip found quite often in Japanese calculators of 1975. Nevertheless gained Texas Instruments in 1976 a lot off success with the famous TMS1000 Microcomputer family. Even Homeland calculators used them (or its predecessors):
Some Homeland products were sold as OEM products to MBO, don't miss the Conti 10 and Conti 20.
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© Joerg Woerner, October 11, 2003. No reprints without written permission.