One for Tony or other HP fetishists I suspect - was Re: Thrift Store Finds (was: Re: Latest thrift store find - Ruby iMac (400MHz G3))

Gordon JC Pearce gordonjcp at
Sun Jun 14 12:13:44 CDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-06-14 at 10:13 -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2009, at 10:09 AM, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> > I spotted what looked like an odd rubber-cased HP41 on a stall at a  
> > car
> > boot sale.  The guy also runs a small army surplus shop so although I
> > didn't get it there I might ask him about it if I go in during the  
> > week.
> >
> > It had four openings at the back about the size of a matchbox end-on,
> > with brown flexiprint circuit stuff folded over plastic tabs in the
> > middle of each one.
>    This description matches the expansion slots on a standard HP-41.   
> What's with the rubber case, I wonder?  Some sort of protective cover  
> like the ones available for most mobile phones?

It's possible that the functions on the buttons are "non-standard" - I
should at least have taken a photo :-/  It looked like it was very much
part of the device, not something that would come off easily, and it had
"proper" HP labelling on the back.


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