Hewlett Packard HP 65 hand-held electronic calculator, c. 1972.

Made:
1972-1974 in United States

Hewlett-Packard HP 65 hand held electronic calculator c1972, with rechargable battery pack, AC power supply/charger unit, battery pack charging case, quick reference guide, owner's manual, standard pack manual, two packs of pocket instruction cards, pack of program forms, and audio cassette guide.

Hewlett-Packard HP 65 hand held electronic calculator, c. 1972, with rechargable battery pack, AC power supply/charger unit, battery pack charging case, quick reference guide, owner's manual, standard pack manual, two packs of pocket instruction cards, pack of program forms, and audio cassette guide. This calculator was programmable using a magnetic card reader/writer. Users were able to write and save programs of up to 100 lines. Pre-programmed cards were available with magnetic media on one side and a writable surface on the other. The card was passed through the calculator and then slid into a slot above the top row of keys, enabling the writable side to be used as the key labels. The HP 65 was also used by the Apollo astronauts in space in the 1970s.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
1997-130
type:
electronic calculators
credit:
Ward, G. (Mr)

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