Sinclair Oxford 300 Type 2

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The origin of the Sinclair Oxford was somewhat unusual. In November 1974, Sinclair, along with several other companies, was asked to design a table-top calculator for Gillette, who were at the time tentatively entering the consumer electronics market. Sinclair invested a lot of time and effort in the project but to no avail: Gillette got cold feet and decided instead to put the whole project on hold, nervous about economic and pricing uncertainties. Although the resultant calculator was eventually released as the Gillette GPA, it was a short-lived product.

The Oxford 300 was a scientific model with a limited number of functions (such as sin, cos, tan etc), which at £29.95 + VAT set a new price level for this type of calculator.


Sinclair Oxford 300 - Later style
Display is 8 digits, green fluorescent.
Type 2, rounded cornered case.
4-function, %, memory.
9v (PP3 battery).
73 x 155 x 34 mm (2.9 x 6.1 x 1.3 ins).
Made in England.
Oxford 300 was introduced in 1975

Further information from http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/oxford_300.html

Manufacturer: Sinclair
Date: 1975

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH5045. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

 

Sinclair Oxford 300 Type 2


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