HP 5480A, or, obscure HP instruments / was Re: More on manuals plus rescue

Jay Jaeger cube1 at charter.net
Thu Aug 20 09:34:42 CDT 2015

At least, under Google and eBay, one can add exclusionary terms:

hp 9100 -printer -scanner

Seems to do pretty well under Google.  Under eBay I had to add a lot
more exclusions, and ran out of room.


On 8/20/2015 7:11 AM, tony duell wrote:
>> They reuse numbers for what I call "marketing numbers".   For example,
>> with a LaserJet 8150dn, the "8150" is a "marketing number" and not the
>> actual HP product number, which was C4267A.  As far as I know they've
>> never actually reused a product number.
>> I know that's no consolation when you search for "HP 5480" for that
>> product, and get printers or supplies with that "marketing number"
>> instead.
>  I get irritated when I search for HP9100 (meaning the first desktop 
> scientific calculator thing) and get hits for some modern-ish
> printer/scanner. Admittedly that is a 9100C (the calculators were
> 9100A and 9100B), but...
> I seem to remember that there are at least 5 different HP10 calculators : 
> HP9810 (which was called the 'Model 10 Calculator')
> HP10 (or HP10A) : A simple handheld adding machine with printer
> HP10C : The simplest of the 'Voyager' series. Scientific, programable
> HP10B : A simple financial machine
> HP10B-II : An upgraded HP10B
> -tony

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