Commodore C-8 desk calculator

Commodore C-8 Calculator

Commodore C-8 desk calculator

This circa 1973 Commodore C-8 vintage calculator is a classic desk model with large, easy-to-use keypad and 8-digit orange fluorescent gas display. Looking a bit like something out of a ’60s Sci-Fi movie, the Canadian-made Commodore C-8 has classic retro style with an angular black casing and big and chunky keys. The fluorescent digital display has a Panaplex-like orange hue. A bold aluminum name badge is affixed to the top left of the casing, and the Commodore name also appears across the backside, too. It has a floating decimal point that adjusts automatically, and it has a slightly unusual display layout, calculating numbers and showing them at the left side of the screen instead of the right. The calculated answer is followed by a decimal and a series of zeros to hold the place of any of the unused 8-digits in the display. Its a sophisticated piece of machinery for its day, and its computer’s calculations are executed in a half of a millisecond. This AC-only desktop model has a power cord hardwired in and does not accept batteries. Entire unit measures 9 inches x 6.75 inches x 2.5 inches.

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