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Abatron calculators were sold by Business Electronics Ltd. (BEL), though the country of manufacture is not marked.

In 1971 the journal "Management in Action" reported that the Adwel Adding Machine company was importing an Abatron desktop eletronic calculator into Britain from Hong Kong. Whether this is related to these hand-held models is not known.

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Known Abatron models:

Abatron 802

Abatron 802

Abatron 802

Although the calculator in the photograph is labelled Calcutron 802, the instruction booklet with it shows a photograph of an Abatron 802.

Power source - 4x AA batteries.

Display is 8 digits LED.

4-functions.

Made in Hong Kong.

Photograph courtesy of Max Jansson.

Abatron 803

Abatron 803

Abatron 803

Power source - 2x AA batteries.

Display is 8 digits LED.

4-functions.

148 x 75 x 19 mm (5.8" x 3.0" x 0.75").

Country of manufacture unknown.

The operating manual says "specially thin" and the keyboard has unusally large but thin keys.

Abatron 804

Abatron 804

Abatron 804

4-functions, %.

Abatron 805

Abatron 805

Abatron 805

Power source - 4x AA batteries.

Display is 8 digits LED.

4-functions, memory. The 'T' key is the "Grand-Total Memory Recall Key" and recalls the contents of the memory to the display and also clears the memory.

138 x 80 x 31 mm (5.4" x 3.2" x 1.2").

Country of manufacture unknown.

Label

On the bottom edge the calculator carries the BEL (Business Electronics Ltd.) logo.

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