DATAMATH CALCULATOR MUSEUM
Vanity Fair Galactica Battlestar
|Date of introduction:||1979||Display technology:||LED-stick|
|New price:||Display size:||8|
|Size:|| 5.0" x 3.5" x
127 x 88 x 30 mm3
|Weight:||3.3 ounces, 92 grams||Serial No:||C934236|
|Batteries:||9V||Date of manufacture:||year 1979|
|AC-Adapter:||Origin of manufacture:||Hong Kong|
|Program steps:||Courtesy of:||Joerg Woerner|
was quite a surprise when we stumbled recently over this Battlestar Galactica
and we compared it immediately with the rare
WIZ-A-TRON and MATH MAGIC introduced
in 1977. At first glance it seems to fit perfectly and would make a nice
merchandise to accompany the original (1978) TV series of Battlestar Galactica.
Looking closer revealed an additional row of keys but we know already a similiar
evolution from the Little Professor (1976)
Dismantling this Battlestar Galactica manufactured in 1979 in Hong Kong reveals a strange copy of Texas Instruments' design based on a TMS0972 single-chip calculator circuit.
Battlestar Galactica™ is a trademark
of Universal City Studios, Inc.
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© Joerg Woerner, March 6, 2011. No reprints without written permission.