Omron 1214 Desktop Calculator
An interesting 12-digit desktop electronic calculator packaged in a futuristic wedge-shaped package.
For a 12-digit machine, the cabinetry is quite small, allowing a high numerical capacity machine to
take up a minimum of desk space.
The 1214 uses segmented Vacuum Flourescent display tubes with what appears to be traditional seven-segment
digit representation. The machine is a four-function calculator with single accumulating memory
register (with [M+] and [M-] keys). It also provides an accumulating mode and a constant function.
The machine operates with either floating decimal or fixed with two digits behind the decimal point.
It is unknown at this point what logic makes up the machine. It is suspected that it is either a one or two chip
LSI chipset. If anyone has one of these machines, and is willing to explore it inside, please contact
the museum curator by clicking the EMail link above in the menu bar.
The cabinet for the Omron 1214 was used by a distributor in the US, Miida, for another
eight-digit calculator based on the Omron 800
called the Miida MC-840.