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  Calculator Squares    1977	(TI-1400)
    COST:	$24.95
    INFO:	A kids game w/TI-1400

  Check Out		1977	(TI-1400)
    COST:	$24.95
    INFO:	A kids game w/TI-1400

* DataMan!
    FUNCTIONS:	Four Tables
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   24 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	5.8" x 3.4" x 1.2"
      Weight:	6 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	Introduced on June 5, 1977
    COST:	$24.95
    INFO:	This calculator was designed for children to practice 
		  arithmetic or play math games. It was similar to 
		  the Little Professor.

  First Watch		1979	
    INFO:	A kids watch reading teacher

  Language Translator	1980	
    FUNCTIONS:	
    MEMORIES:	
    DISPLAY:	
    KEYBOARD:   xx Alpha-numeric Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    SWITCHES:   
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	
    COST:	$300.00
    INFO:	

  Language Teacher	1980	
    FUNCTIONS:	
    MEMORIES:	
    DISPLAY:	xx Alpha-numeric Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   
    SWITCHES:   
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	
    COST:	
    INFO:	

  Language Tutor	1981	
    FUNCTIONS:	
    MEMORIES:	
    DISPLAY:	xx Alpha-numeric Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   
    SWITCHES:   
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	
    COST:	
    INFO:	

* Little Maestro
    FUNCTIONS:	Music tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	None, Sound only
    KEYBOARD:   24 membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-AA
    PHYSICAL:	11" x 9" x 1.3"
      Weight:	~1 lb 5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1986
    COST:	
    INFO:	

* Little Professor I
    FUNCTIONS:	Four Tables
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 LEDs
    KEYBOARD:   16 buttons
    SWITCHES:   Left Side On/Off, Right Side Level Select
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	5.3" x 3.3" x 1.3"
      Weight:	6 oz
    PRODUCTION:	Introduced on June 13, 1976
    COST:	$19.95 for the original version
    INFO:	This device produced problems for children to 
		  answer, so it was not strictly a hand calculator.
		The On/Off and Level Switches are on the side.

* Little Professor II
    FUNCTIONS:	Four Tables
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 LEDs
    KEYBOARD:   19 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	5.3" x 3.3" x 1.3"
      Weight:	5.25 oz
    PRODUCTION:	1978
    COST:	
    INFO:	The On/Off and level switches are on the front.

* Little Professor III
    FUNCTIONS:	Four Tables
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 LCDs
    KEYBOARD:   18 membrane buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	5.3" x 3.3" x 1.3"
      Weight:	6.5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	an updated version with LCD display was introduced 
                  on January 5, 1985
    COST:	$18.95 for the later, improved version
    INFO:	This device produced problems for children to answer, 
		so it was not strictly a hand calculator.

  Math Marvel
    FUNCTIONS:	Four Tables
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   24 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	6.3" x 3.4" x 1.1"
      Weight:	7 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1981
    COST:	$30.00
    INFO:

* Math Star (LCD)	1986	
    FUNCTIONS:	Math Tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	~11 LCDs
    KEYBOARD:   24 Membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  2-AA
    PHYSICAL:	7.2" x 8.3" x 2.2"
      Weight:	11.5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1986
    COST:	
    INFO:	

  MrChallenger
    FUNCTIONS:	4 Word games
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Alpha-numeric Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   38 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	6.3" x 3.4" x 1.1"
      Weight:	7 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1981
    COST:	$40.00
    INFO:

* Speak & Math
    FUNCTIONS:	Math Tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	9 Alpha-numeric Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   28 Membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-C
    PHYSICAL:	7.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"
      Weight:	1 lb 10.75 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1980
    COST:	    
    INFO:       o German version of Speak&Math called Mathe-Fix Built in 1986 

* Speak & Music
    FUNCTIONS:	Piano and Sounds, Record and Play
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	None, Sound only
    KEYBOARD:   33 membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-AA
    PHYSICAL:	11" x 9" x 1.3"
      Weight:	1 lb 5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1986
    COST:	
    INFO:	

* Speak & Read
    FUNCTIONS:	Reading tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	xx Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   40 membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-C
    PHYSICAL:	7.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	1980
    COST:	
    INFO:	

* Speak & Spell type 1
    FUNCTIONS:	Spelling Tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Alpha-numeric Blue Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   40 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-C
    PHYSICAL:	7.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"
      Weight:	1 lb 12 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1978
    COST:	
    INFO:	

* Speak & Spell type 2
    FUNCTIONS:	Spelling Tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	9 Alpha-numeric Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   40 membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  4-C
    PHYSICAL:	7.0" x 10.0" x 1.3"
      Weight:	1 lb 10.5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1980
    COST:	
    INFO:	

  Speak & Spell Compact	1982	
    FUNCTIONS:	Spelling tutor
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	None, Sound only
    KEYBOARD:   36 membrane
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	
    COST:	
    INFO:	

  Spelling B type 1
    FUNCTIONS:	Four spelling games
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Alpha-numeric Vacuum-fluorescent
    KEYBOARD:   38 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  9 volt
    PHYSICAL:	6.6" x 4.6" x 1.7"
      Weight:	12 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1979
    COST:	$40.00
    INFO:

  Spelling B type 2
    FUNCTIONS:	Five spelling games
    MEMORIES:	None
    DISPLAY:	8 Alpha-numeric LCDs
    KEYBOARD:   38 buttons
    SWITCHES:   None
    BATTERIES:  2-AA
    PHYSICAL:	7.2" x 8.3" x 2.2"
      Weight:	~11.5 ounces
    PRODUCTION:	1987
    COST:	$40.00
    INFO:

  Touch & Tell
    FUNCTIONS:	
    MEMORIES:	
    DISPLAY:	None, Sound only
    KEYBOARD:   Touch-sensitive surface
    SWITCHES:   
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	1982
    COST:	
    INFO:	

  Wiz-A-Tron
    FUNCTIONS:	
    MEMORIES:
    DISPLAY:	
    KEYBOARD:	xx buttons
    SWITCHES:   
    BATTERIES:  
    PHYSICAL:	
      Weight:	
    PRODUCTION:	1976
    COST:	
    INFO:	Child's calculator similar to Little Professor but 
		  with wizard rather than owl on face.
		Very colorful.


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