Tabular list of desk calculators

type or manufacturer[year of construction] storage attached periphery annotations
Antia[1962] thyratrons - The world's first electronic desk calculator. First generation, tube technology (especially thyratrons). Nixie-display
IME 84[1964] core memory - The worlds's first transistorised desk calculator. Nixie-display
Canola 130[1965] flip-flop - first calculator with "floodlight display", transistor technology
WANDERER Conti[1965] core memory - The world's first printing electonical desktop calculator. It uses threaded ROM for very simple and solid programs.
FRIDEN 130, FRIDEN 132[1965] delay line memory - The world's first desk calculator with display on cathode ray tube; 4 registers are displayed (with germanium transistors). Type 132 is featured with automatic square root calculation.
Olivetti Programma 101[1965] delay line memory integrated reader for magnetic cards First desk calculator that saves programs on magnetic cards (stores up to 120 instructions). The delay line memory has a capacity of 240 Byte. Pure transistor technology
IME 86[1966] core memory remote control Nixie-display. Lovely designed remote control
DIEHL Combitron[1966] delay line memory punchcard reader and puncher Germany's first freely programmable desk calculator.
The complete version is extremely rare. The device's calculator features only 130 transistors. The operating system is internally booted from metallic punchcards. Rarity!
WANG 320 S[1966/67] core memory punchcard reader, manual punchcard reader One of the world's first scientific programmable desktop calculators. Extremely rare. 2 of 4 pluggable keyboards. Pure transistor technology. Very fast computation of exponents and logarithms.
HP 9100 A bzw. 9100 B[1968] core memory incl. attached printer First desktop calculator by HP. Totally scientific, threaded ROM. Recording programs on magnetical cards. CRT display. Transitor technology
WANG 700[1969/70] 2KB core memory Complex printer (standalone device) that can plot, too. Mark Sense Card Reader, punchcard reader, DIN A0 flatbed plotter, additionally alphanumerical keyboard, Microface, double cassette drive with formated bands. Milestone of computer engineering! First IC-technology (DTL, TTL). Very intricately threaded ROM. Many years the world's fastest desk calculator. Big doublespaced display featuring nixie tubes (x-, y- Register), program storage on cassetts. Extremely expensive device (28.000 DM + many more than 50.000 DM for periphery). Very rare.
WANG 550[1971] semiconductor memory - trimmed-down version of the WANG 700 - single-line nixie tubes display, thermal printer, cassette drive.
HP 9810[1971] semiconductor memory Plotter, paper tape reader, external cassette drive Has the same logic like the HP 9100, but was built with TTL-technology. First device with LED-display (3 lines). Magnetic card reader, thermal printer
WANG 600[1972] semiconductor memory printer/plotter, Mark Sense Card Reader Perfomance-related viewn it is set between the WANG 700 and the WANG 500. Still with threaded ROM. Programs on cassettes.
HP 9820[1972] semiconductor memory Printer, plotter, punchcard reader, external cassette drive World's first desk calculator with algebraical language and alphanumerical display on a 5x7 dots LED-matrix, Magnetic card reader, thermal printer
HP 9830[1972] semiconductor memory Thermal printer, plotter, high speed paper tape puncher, paper tape reader The world's first BASIC-programmable desktop calculator. Alphanumerical display for 32 chars on a 5x7-dots LED-matrix. A calculator with so much periphery is very rare
Olivetti Programma 652**[1973] semiconductor memory typewriter for output, paper tape puncher, cassette drive, band drives, hard disc drive complete installation in the "Bauhaus" style from the 70s. The bad documentation from Olivetti is remarkable. Hard disc drive with immotile multiple head

More desk calculators: Olympia RAE (different types, 1965): Calculator with core memory that is not programmable, germanium transistors and nixie tubes (floating point). Compucorp 322, 324 (1972): Scientific "pocket" calculator. Olivetti Programma 602 (1971): Same logic like Programma 101, but uses DTL, TTL IC-technology and semiconductor memory DIEHL Combitronic (1971): Same logic like Combitron, uses already MOS-technology (logic with only 6 ICs) but still delay line memory and booting from metallic punchcards. DIEHL Alphatronic, shift register as storage, with seperated punchcard puncher and punchcard reader (about 1973).** Canon 1614 P (1973): Programmable calculator with integrated punchcard reader and seperated printer (no manual). ** TI 59 on PC 100 printer console (1977): programmable pocket calculator with recordings on magnetic cards. HP 9821 (1973, like 9820 but with cassette drive), HP 9815 (1976) ** and many more...

**) For lack of space, these devices are stored in the archive