|Check out that sexy integrated circuit.
The Sharp EL-1108 was built in Japan and sold starting in 1977. It's difficult to find information about this particular model, but I found it at Goodwill for only $5. Considering it's everything I want in a vintage calculator, I didn't hesitate to purchase it.
|Twelve years before this was released, these stickers were ruled as not legally enforceable.
I broke the seal to get inside.
|Inside with buttons removed.
|There was no way to clean these without destroying them, but they weren't that filthy.
|Buttons removed and cleaned gently with Windex.
|There aren't enough pictures of naked fluorescent displays.