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Allianz 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:  2299971
Batteries:  BP1A Date of manufacture:  wk 39 year 1979
AC-Adapter:  AC9131 Origin of manufacture:  Netherland
Precision:  13 Integrated circuits:  TMC0501E, TMC0582, TMC0583, TMC0571, 2*TMC0598 
Memories:  0-60    
Program steps:  480-0 Courtesy of:  Peter Muckermann

TI-58-Allianz_BACK.jpg (513855 Byte)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 Allianz company. The idea behind these products was the novelty of the Solid State Software Modules™ with up to 5000 program steps. 

SSSM_Allianz-1_PCB.jpg (81206 Byte)SSSM_Allianz-1.jpg (90725 Byte)This software was written by the SW-engineers of the Allianz company and programmed into the modules by Texas Instruments.

Compare it with a similar product by the insurance competition Agrippina, 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.

TI-58-Allianz_PCB.jpg (575892 Byte)Dismantling this Allianz Insurance calculator reveals a standard TI-58 calculator manufactured in Summer 1979. It is one of the latest models, its successor TI-58C was inroduced already in Spring 1979.

Tired about insurance calculators? View the USMC HARRIER calculator!

 




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