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Sharp LC-8 / EL-8 – the $345 calculator

Here is a great old commercial for one of the first electronic pocket calculators.  It was released in the 70s for around $350 which would be closer to about $1200 adjusted to 2008 currency.  I think I’ll stick with my TI-89.

I’ve recoded this from the source to provide a better version than you can find on YouTube or other sites.  Check it out!

[flv]http://www.ineedcaffeine.com/videos/shaprcalc.flv[/flv]

Learn more about this gadget here: http://www.oldcalculatormuseum.com/sharpel-8.html

Here for internal photos: http://www.oldcalculatormuseum.com/facit.html

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