Home
New Stuff
Author
Links
Guest book
Web-log
Adverts
Bric-a-brac
Calculators

Components

Ephemera
Events
For Sale
Glossary
History
Hit or Miss
Radios
Transport
Ultra
Vales
Wanted
Metal Puzzles
Articles
Clocks
 

 

Rockwell Reference Information - under construction

For you researchers here is a summary of some of the manufacturing information about the Rockwell calculators contained on this web site.  To see a range of their calculators click on Rockwell Calculators

 

First "R" Series (mid 1974 to early 1975)
In mid-1974 Rockwell sold the first "R" range of calculators consisting of the 10R, 20R, 30R, 51R, 61R and 80R.   All the hand-held "zero ending" calculators consisted of a standard design - brown buttons, large upper portion red display filter and sliding on/off switch on the left hand side.  The 51R/61R had blue VFD displays, internal rechargeable batteries and rocking keys like the early Unicom's.  I can only presume that the "R" stands for Rockwell as this would usually indicated rechargeable batteries in other calculators of this era.  An Accessory Kit consisting of an AC adapter and carrying case was available at extra cost (free with the 51R and 61R) and given the part number 01R , whilst the charger on its own was part number 328R07-001.

1974 manual picture

61R

61R
1974
Model aka Case Colour Main IC Date Code No. Digits Display Power Country Serial No.
10R   Dark brown Rockwell A5000PA 7448   LED bubble 9V PP3 Mexico 105148
20R   Dark brown Rockwell A5300PA 7517 8+1 LED bubble 9V PP3 UK 8A 20662
20R   Dark brown Rockwell A5300PA 75?? 8+1 LED bubble 9V PP3 Mexico 8164287
30R   Dark brown Rockwell A4612PA 7506   LED bubble 9V PP3 UK 9A 14514
51R Converter Dark brown Rockwell A4004PC 7442 8+1 Blue VFD 6V 4xAA(R) Mexico 124144
61R Advanced Slide Rule Dark brown Rockwell A4002 7431 8+1 Blue VFD 6V 4xAA(R) Mexico 156740
                   
 

 

Section to be completed
The section to be completed
 
Model Text Disp Window Main IC Date Code No. Digits Display Power Country Serial No.
                   
                   
                   
31R (Slide Rule Memory) Bottom Full width Rockwell A5502P 7523 8+1 LED Bubble 9V (R) Mexico 125300
31R (Slide Rule Memory) Front Full width Rockwell   8+1 LED Bubble 9V PP3 UK 4B 17234