This page shows a few references to the original prices of mechanical and early electronic calculators in Australia.
One pound (£1-0-0) became two dollars ($2.00) when Australia changed to decimal currency in February 1966.
One Australian dollar was equivalent to about US$1.10 from the 1950s until the 1980s. In recent years it has ranged from US$0.45 to US$1.08.
|Comptometer (Bell Punch) Model 9B, single register, manual||£277-10-0||1965||Sales quotation.|
|Contex half-keyboard adding machine||£23-10-0||1956||Original invoice.|
|Contex carry case||£2-15-0||1956||Annotated brochure.|
|Contex half-keyboard adding machine||£24-15-0||c.1960||Price ticket on machine.|
|Contex 10-key, Model 10, manual||£42-0-0||1965||Annotated brochure.|
|Contex 10-key, Model 20, semi-automatic||£89-10-0||1963||Annotated brochure.|
|Contex 10-key, Model 30, semi-automatic||£98-10-0||1965||Annotated brochure.|
|Facit Model CA2-16, fully-automatic||£465-0-0||1963||Annotated brochure.|
|Madas 20L, semi-automatic||£258-15-7||1950||Agent's price list.|
|Madas 20AZV, fully-automatic||£417-12-3||1950||Agent's price list.|
|Madas 20ATZ, fully-automatic, with triplex carriage (link shows later 20ATG)||£550-12-10||1950||Agent's price list.|
|Madas 20BTZR, fully automatic, with triplex carriage, top of range (link shows similar 20BTG)||$1188||c.1966||Annotated brochure.|
|Marchant Figurematic, fully automatic||£476-0-0||1954||Sales quotation.|
|Marchant 8DCR, semi-automatic||£260-0-0||1958||Annotated brochure.|
|Olivetti Prima 20, 10-key manual add-list machine, sterling currrency||£59-15-0||c.1960||Annotated brochure.|
|Walther Comptess S33, 10-key electric add-list machine||$185||1971||Agent's price list.|
|Casio 101||$1670||1966||Former Casio agent.|
|Canon Canola L121||$196||1971||Annotated brochure.|
|HP-35 scientific||$266||1973||Annotated brochure.|
|HP-45 outfit in hard case||$350||1974||Original invoice.|
|HP-25 programmable||$179||1975||Magazine review.|
|HP-67 programmable||$495||1977||Original invoice.|
|HP-71B pocket calculator/computer||$901||1985||Price ticket on original box.|
Original text and images Copyright © John Wolff 2004-12.
Last Updated: 31 October 2012
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