Blog Last Updated 7/17/2014
Welcome to the Old Calculator Web Museum. Let me introduce myself. I'm Rick
Bensene, the curator of this museum. I live in a rural area outside of
Oregon City, Oregon USA (near the end of the Oregon Trail), calle
Beavercreek, and am a computing/ network/telecommunications professional.
I've been a fan of all kinds of technology since I was a youngster.
The museum pages aren't fancy, focusing on content rather than frills. This
museum is devoted to preserving, documenting, and sharing the technology
of desktop electronic calculating machines -- from the very beginning of
the electronic calculator in the early 1960's through the early beginnings
of the pocket calculator of the early 1970's. Much of the technology that
we enjoy today, such as personal computers, smart phones, tablets, gaming
systems, and myriad other devices with microprocessor "brains", have their
genesis in the technologies developed as a result of the electronic
For more information about the museum, please see the
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).
The Old Calculator Museum is always looking for old electronic calculators
of interest. If you have an old calculator that was made between 1950 and
1975, the museum may be interested in making it a part of the collection.
For more information about specific machines the museum is interested in
acquiring, see the WANTED page.
If you have a machine which seems to fit these interests and are looking
for a new home for it, please send an
EMail with information about your
Click in any of the "displays" to jump to the areas indicated.
Calculators in the Museum
Calculators & Accessories Wanted for the Museum
Vintage Calculator Advertising & Documentation Archive
Articles on Calculator History and Technology
Links to Other Calculator Sites
These pages are dedicated to the loving memory of my Mom and Aunt, who loved my
passion for these old machines. The site is also dedicated to George and
Emma Sayers, my Godparents. These people had a very
special place in my life, and hold a very special place in my
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