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    How about showing us what old electronic technology you have in your own collections. Here's one to start it off.


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    image-963985195.jpgThis is my TI-2500 Datamath electronic calculator. It dates to 1973 and still works perfectly.
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    Boy, do I have a few...good thread, Sci. I see that calculator still works also! We had one similar to that when I was a kid also!

    Now to go hunting! ;)
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    It'll be 40 next year.
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    This is my PowerBook 145, my first computer. I loved it until it went dark and never powered up again. The black and white monitor's atrocious and the RAM and hard drive capacity are laughable by today's standards, but it was just as indispensable back in the day as my iPad 2 is now.

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    Too freaking cool! I love it!
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    Scifan...here's one of mine!



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    That's from the 1980’s, isn't it. They had a whole line of handheld electronic devices, including dictionaries and translators.
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    It probably was. My brother bought it for me for Christmas when in I was in junior high school. It was a great tool!
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    Old tech that still works.

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    Here's my Hewlett Packard HP-97 calculator.



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    An old Motorola cell phone from the early 1980’s. The original owner paid over $2500.00 for it! The battery took 8 hours to charge and gave you 30 minutes of talk time.

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    Hi,it's really nice to see these all technologies here.so I also had a security alarm which in installed first time in my store that was still fine but I had to remove it becuase I want a new model. so sorry for not sharing the picture of this one because I don't know how to share a pic ...... so if any body know please share with me.
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    Here's my Hewlett-Packard 41CX calculator. It still works perfectly, although the N size batteries are hard to find.

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    image-3574161514.jpgThis photo shows the memory modules and the fillers, for when you don't have 4 modules installed.
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    I had one if those, I nicknamed it my "brick".
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    It weighed about the same, as well.
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    My c64 and vic 20 home computers from the early 80s :3

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    What? Nothing yet?
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    Yours takes the cake!!! Is probably older than most of the members of this forum lol.


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    And probably 50.00 per minute to use lol.


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    I had the one from the competitor of Motorola, Rogers Cantel. Weighed about the same as the Motorola. Standby time of about 6 hours and talk time of about 1 hour, charge overnight. It wasn't really the cost of using that was the problem, it was finding a signal. Cost over $1,200 with or without a plan! Used it as a door stop for the longest time before sending it to be recycled into a Canadian submarine.

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