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Texas Instruments TI-30 (1st Italy design)

Date of introduction:  1976 Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  8 (5 + 2)
Size:  5.8" x 3.1" x 1.4"
 148 x 78 x 36 mm3
   
Weight:  4.0 ounces, 114 grams Serial No:  332090
Batteries:  9V Date of manufacture:  wk 48 year 1976
AC-Adapter:   Origin of manufacture:  Italy (RCI)
Precision:  11 Integrated circuits:  TMC0981
Memories:  1    
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner
      Download manual:   (US: 4.1 MByte)

This TI-30 manufactured in Italy looks different to the original TI-30. Instead of the usually molded TI-logo and TEXAS INSTRUMENTS nameplate this one uses just a sticker. We know this type of display frame from some other European calculators:

TI-45 1st design
TI-57
Privileg SR-35NC

Even some US-manufactured calculators got the sticker:

Radio Shack EC-4000

Later during production the sticker was replaced to match the US-design, view a TI-30 manufactured in Italy in 1980 here.

In the meantime we discovered a rare TI-30 with a completely different keyboard technology.

Don't miss the rare TI-30/super manufactured for Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth

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If you have additions to the above article please email: joerg@datamath.org.

Joerg Woerner, September 28, 2002. No reprints without written permission.