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Facit 1123

Facit 1123

Facit 1123

Display is 14 digits, Nixie tubes.

4 function. The knob at top left of the keyboard sets the fixed position of the decimal point.

280 mm x 330 mm x 120 mm, 5 Kg.

Made in Japan, for Atvidaberg-Facit, Sweden.

Has two 10" x 9" boards and one 10" x 3" board carrying many Small-Scale Integrated-Circuits (SSI) made by Mitsubishi. Dates from late 1960s/very early 1970s.

Facit were large producers of mechanical calculators, but their electronic calculators appear to have been made by others. In 1972 they were victims of the great drop in the price of electronic calculators and were taken over by Electrolux.

Inside the Facit 1123

With the cover removed, showing the Nixie-type display tubes and the top circuit board with the integrated circuits.

Underneath Facit 1123

Underneath the calculator with the covers removed, showing the integrated circuits on the bottom circuit board.

Brent Hilpert has brilliantly reverse-engineered the Facit 1123 and has published information and a simulator at http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~hilpert/eec/calcs/Facit1123.html.

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