Agrippina Insurance calculator by Texas Instruments

Date of introduction:   Display technology:  LED-stick
New price:   Display size:  10 (8 + 2)
Size:  6.4" x 3.2" x 1.5"
 162 x 81 x 37 mm3
Weight:  8.5 ounces, 240 grams Serial No:  2376097
Batteries:  BP1A Date of manufacture:  wk 13 year 1980
AC-Adapter:  AC9131 Origin of manufacture:  Netherland
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598 
 TMC0540 (ZA5555)
Logic:  AOS - 8 Pending Operations, 9 ()    
Memories:  0-60    
Program steps:  480-0 Courtesy of:  Gerhard Wenzel

The innovative TI-58 was the perfect base for a lot of customized calculators. This one was used end of the 70th by insurance agents of the German Agrippina company. The idea behind these products was the novelty of the Solid State Software Modules with up to 5000 program steps. 

This software was written by the SW-engineers of the Agrippina company and programmed into the modules by Texas Instruments.

Compare it with a similar product by the insurance competition Allianz, Lloyd, LVM, Nordstern and Victoria or the CAL-Q-TAX calculator. Even the French carmaker Chrysler-Simca used the TI-58, don't miss the Chrysler Credicavia.

Another approach to customize a calculator could be found in the Goulds Pumpulator.

Tired about insurance calculators? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!

A colorful calculator appeared with the Pool Water Analysis module.


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