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Busicom 118B

Busicom 118B

Busicom 118B.

Display is 8-digits, green vacuum fluorescent (VFD).

2x AA batteries.

4-function, %, memory, square root.

Integrated circuit - Sharp LI2013, here date coded to early 1978.

77 x 126 x 22 mm (3.0" x 5.0" x 0.9").

Made in Japan.

This calculator is from the time after the Japanese Busicom company went out of business. It was made by another Japanese company, KOVAC, and was badged Busicom for Broughton's of Bristol, see photograph of labels below. It is the same as the Kovac Pocket Memory P-81.

Inside
Label

The labels on the back.

Inside, showing the vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) and the Sharp integrated circuit.

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