Hewlett-Packard 65 Pocket "Computer"
The HP65 was the world's first properly programmable calculator - that is, one where the programs could be saved when the calculator was turned off. In this case, the programs could be saved to small magnetic strips drawn through the calculator with a motorized drive. The strips were stored in a compartment below the display. I have two cards.
This particular HP65 was owned by Sir John Kendrew, winner of the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1962 for the structure of Myoglobin. It was bought during his time as Director General of EMBL Heidelberg, and as such has an "Other Equipment" sticker with a serial number of just 18.
Also, this HP65 has its instruction label on the back in German.
- HP-65 Owner's Handbook
- HP-65 Quick Reference Guide
- HP leather carry-case
- External battery charger and battery
- Standard Pac of program cards, with manual
- Stat Pac (statistics programs) and German manual
- German Math Pac 1 manual (no cards)
Copyright 2008 Arthur Bullard.