Great looking and working Toshiba BC-602L calculator with its original bag.
(Its the black version so not to mix up with the grey Toscal version.)
Toshiba started already in 1972 the production of portable calculators with the BC-0801. Later products like the BC-0808B shrinked the size and the weights dramatically but today we would still call it huge. This BC-602L was introduced in 1974 and marked another important step in shrinking the electronics of a calculator.
A deeper look into the BC-602L reveals easily the secret how engineers created such a narrow calculator. The display was reduced to only 6 digits instead the usual 8 digits. Nevertheless the BC-602L is capable of calculations with results of 10 digits. The small [<>]-key swappes the upper and lower halves of
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