Elka 53

Serial number Missing
Condition Pretty banged up. A small crack on the top, the face plate around the key is pretty dirty and lifting off. The knob of one of the switches broke off although the switch can still be used.
A sticker on the back saying "Eigentum d. Volkes Inv.-Nr. 4612/0609".
Repairs, Comments
Acquired 14.1.2004
Type, Precision, Input mode Simple, 15 BCD digits (!), no exponent, Algebraic
Programmable No
Memory 2 summation registers.
Display 15 digit 7 segment green pixie tubes pluss annunciators
Special features Instructions on the back.
The most interesting feature is of course those 15 digits of precision with a selectable but fixed decimal point giving 0-9 fractional digits.  The square root of 990000 is correct in all 12 displayed digits.
Original Pricing, Production Introduced 1976. Apparently it was manufactured in Bulgaria for the former GDR (East Germany).
Batteries None, only 220V AC power.
Dimensions Length 25.4cm, Width 23.1cm, Height 5.6cm
Links See BE CALC.
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