ProVision Flip-out Calculator with Alarm Clock and Calendar HSD207A

Catalogue Number: 3688
ProVision Flip-out Calculator with Alarm Clock and Calendar HSD207A
Category: Memorabilia and ephemera
Sub-Category: Memorabilia
Corporation: Shenzen Highstar Electrical Co. Ltd
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: 1990s
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Guangdong, China
Publisher/Manufacturer: Shenzen Highstar Electrical Co. Ltd
Description Of Item: Brushed silver plastic cased calendar-calculator imprinted CALENDAR-CALCULATOR and ProVision on the face of a section which unfolds to reveal a calculator keypad. The back of the unit is labelled Made in China. The unit fits inside a black soft vinyl case. A four section fold out Operation Manual is printed in English and Chinese. Functions listed in the manual are: Calendar 1900-2099, calculator, time display and world time function, alarms and money ratio calculation. Closed the unit is 110 mm x 70 mm x 15 mm and unfolded 145 mm x 70 mm x 40 mm.
Historical Significance: The Calculator-Calendar was issued by ProVision as a promotional item to its members. ProVision, originally known as Australia's Independent Optometrists (aio) is an organisation promoted by Optometrists Association Australia to support independent optometrists in all aspects of practice management and supplies.Shenzen Highstar Electrical Co. Ltd is a Chinese manufacturer of electrical goods including speakers, table lamps, weather stations and USB adaptors.
How Acquired: Donated by Colin Bates
Date Acquired: 03/06/2019
Condition: Good. Case stitching unravelling
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 3 Drawer 3

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