Old NS Calculator

Hardcoaler Jan 17, 2021

  1. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I found this ancient artifact in a drawer this evening, a gift from NS dating from the mid-1980s at a time in my career when I worked as Asst. Traffic Mgr. for a large shipper. I see that the keyboard has numbers and letters. It probably has some sort of text storage function, as well as a clock, calendar and calculator. I thought to remove the button cell long ago, so there's no battery corrosion. I can fire this baby up anytime and trip back in time. :)

    Someone on eBay is attempting to sell his for $142.95 plus shipping. Right-o. It's "VERY RARE VINTAGE" you know. :rolleyes: Mine's worth $1.4295.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-...BODY-POCKET-CALCULATOR-HONG-KONG/182363829099

    2021-01-16 NS Calculator - for upload.jpg
     
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  2. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    That's neat. If you sold it, you could put a battery in it and use the letters to type out "RARE" on the screen. :D

    I have an old Bowman calculator from the early seventies, somewhere. I don't think it works anymore. It still has the red LED readout with about 1/8" numerals.

    Doug
     
  3. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Cool find! Does it still work? :)
     
  4. Hardcoaler

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    I still have my old TI SR-11 from 1973. It too has red LED digits. Its rechargeable batteries have long since faded away, but I'll bet that it'd still work if I were to replace them. I don't know why I've kept this, other than I have a penchant for old tech. I kept my TI-99/4A home computer from 1981 for many years.

    2021-01-17 SR-11 Calculator - for upload.jpg
     
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  5. Hardcoaler

    Hardcoaler TrainBoard Member

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    I'm not sure. Will have to find a battery and give it a try. :)
     
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  6. Hytec

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    I found my father's HP-35 when we cleaned out his home. He paid $395 for basic math in 1972 ($2,414 in 2019). Boy, have things changed in 50 years. :eek:
     
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  7. Norfolk_Southern_Fan

    Norfolk_Southern_Fan E-Mail Bounces

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    okay i gotta admit the NS calculator is cool.

    be interested to also know if it still works, if not it can always be a conversation starter
     
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