HP Calculator + infrared printer for calculator. EU/UK

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Luna
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10 Jul 2018, 19:37

HP 17bII+, a fairly recent HP calculator which still has the infrared printing capability.
The calc is as new, never used, just tried out a few minutes. No packaging since it comes in a blister.

But the big thing here is the printer. These are no longer made and cost a lot when you find them on eBay.
I managed to find two of these from a dealer in Spain a few years ago and sold one. This one has never been used.
It connects to the calc via infrared and uses thermal printing.

I paid 200 for the printer and 70 or so for the calc but these printers sell for opver 200 on eBay.
Selling the bundle for 150€.
Just cleaning up and wanted to post this here as there might be some fans here.

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Luna
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24 Jul 2018, 17:14

bump

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ideus

24 Jul 2018, 17:58

I found your add at the HP Museum also. You should try ebay. In my experience the HP 17bii+ goes for fairly less money. Yet, I hope you can get a good price. Although, it is doubhful that DT is a good place for the calc to find a buyer.

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Luna
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24 Jul 2018, 18:01

Of course the 17bii+ goes for less money, it even costs less new but the printers alone are sold for over 200 on eBay.
I'm actually selling the printer with a clac on top of it.
I try to avoid eBay though, to many scammers among the buyers.

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ideus

24 Jul 2018, 22:05

Alright. Again, good luck with your sale.

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XMIT
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24 Jul 2018, 23:48

I'm glad to see an HP calculator here. They *do* have nice keyboards (though I mostly think the old HP 48 series when I say this).

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Luna
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25 Jul 2018, 00:02

I had a 12c for 30 years. And before that a 32e I managed to keep running for about 20 years, then the battery leaked and it couldn't be repaired, or so I was told.
I loved the 32e most of all, nice keys and those great red leds!
Later on I had a Jornada as well.

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ideus

25 Jul 2018, 01:13

I have a 15c with double shot keys. I will try to post a pic here later. Also, I am an HP calculator user since the eighties.

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Luna
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25 Jul 2018, 01:31

Recapped a 15c? Would love to see that indeed!

Same here, since 82 if I remember correctly, that's when I got the 32e.
Have been collecting them for a while but a few years ago decided to sell them, that's probably the ad you saw at HP Museum.

I have a bunch of HP calcs digitally on my computer and iPhone now. Still using RPN only.

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XMIT
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25 Jul 2018, 03:14

In my line of work the HP 16c is the one I'd love to get.

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ideus

25 Jul 2018, 16:12

Sorry for the dust.

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Luna
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25 Jul 2018, 16:22

Were these standard made with different kinds of keycaps?

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ideus

25 Jul 2018, 16:38

The materials changed along its generations. Most Voyager Series calculators came with double shot ABS key caps. The sample I have was made in USA in 1982, according with its serial number. It carries double shot key caps. The blue legends at the bottom are pad printed. Current HP-12c comes with Pad Printed keys. The feeling of contemporary Voyagers are awful and it is nothing comparable with vintage ones.

andrewjoy

28 Jul 2018, 12:27

That is a sexy calculator!

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Luna
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03 Sep 2018, 11:00

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XMIT
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03 Sep 2018, 21:33

ideus, I said 16C (programmer's calculator) not 15C (scientific calculator)! But thank you for the picture regardless.

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Luna
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03 Sep 2018, 21:39

Pure nostalgia, all of them. And quality, they last forever.

tigpha

29 Sep 2018, 05:19

Long ago I had the privilege to use an HP67 while still at school. That was mid 1980's. Weight of a brick, and durability to match. Inside was crafted with love and skill like I have rarely seen. The feel of the buttons is unmatched, especially compared to the contemporary Texas Instruments that were legion back then (yuk). Reverse Polish too, my first encounter with the concept of a stack in computing -- I first learnt to program on the HP67, the hacking bug bit then and stayed. I have little use for one today, but the nostalgia...

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Luna
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29 Oct 2018, 05:09

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XMIT
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30 Oct 2018, 16:08

I did eventually find an HP-15C! I happened to be heading to the Bay Area for work. I checked Craigslist and, sure enough, someone was having an estate sale and selling one of these. The former owner was an engineer for HP.

Believe it or not the 15C is something of a daily driver now. It sits in a drawer in my kitchen and calculates all sorts of random things for me.

GLWS!

Engicoder

30 Oct 2018, 18:19

XMIT wrote: I did eventually find an HP-15C! I happened to be heading to the Bay Area for work. I checked Craigslist and, sure enough, someone was having an estate sale and selling one of these. The former owner was an engineer for HP.

Believe it or not the 15C is something of a daily driver now. It sits in a drawer in my kitchen and calculates all sorts of random things for me.

GLWS!
Glad you found one. I love the form factor.

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Luna
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30 Oct 2018, 18:22

Awesome calc indeed! The 12C was my daily driver for 20 years.

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Hypersphere

30 Oct 2018, 18:40

HP calculators are among my favorite things. When in grad school, I used one of the first hand-held HPs; I think it was the HP-35. The lab also had an HP desktop that could run programs from magnetic cards; I think it was one of the 9800 series, but I am not sure. Throughout my career, I have owned a variety of HP desktops and hand-helds. Currently, I have a replica of the HP-15c and an original HP-11c. The replica comes close to the look and feel of the original, but the special tactility and appearance of the keys on the original are better. The 11c is still going strong on its original batteries! HP also introduced me to RPN, and I've never looked back. My computers all have HP-15c emulators, but I usually prefer to punch in the numbers on a real HP.

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Luna
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20 Nov 2018, 23:32

Yep, the batteries in those series lasted forver. I had to change them once in 20 years.

I owned a lot of HP vintage calcs, collected them at time which is why I still have a new printer like that, I had 2 of them.

I have a bunch of HP emulators on my Mac, iPad and iPhone as well.
Couldn't even use a calc that doesn't have RPN anymore, I started at 15 with a 32E.


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