Rockwell-Anita Calculators
Rockwell Anita 1211
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Fi-Cord Anita 1211

Two versions of the Anita 1211 are known, the Rockwell Anita 1211, with orange gas-discharge display, and the Fi-Cord Anita 1211, with a green vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD).

Rockwell Anita 1211

ROCKWELL-ANITA 1211

Rockwell Anita 1211.

Power supply - AC.

Display is 12 digits, amber gas discharge, Burroughs Panaplex II.

4-function, %, memory.

Integrated circuit - Rockwell A4350PB (here date-coded week 42 of 1975).

252 x 194 x 56 mm (9.9" x 7.6" x 2.2").

"Made in England.
Sumlock Anita Ltd.
Rockwell International.".

Circuit board here is stamped "8 March 1976".

Inside ROCKWELL-Anita 1211

The interior of the Rockwell Anita 1211, showing the Panaplex II discharge display and the Rockwell chip. This machine was designed with room for rechargeable cells, top left, should a version needing them ever be required.

Fi-Cord Anita 1211

Fi-Cord Anita 1211

FiCord Anita 1211.

Power supply - AC.

Display is 12 digits, green vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD).

4-function, %, memory.

Integrated circuit - Rockwell A4350CB (here date-coded week 41 of 1977).

252 x 194 x 56 mm (9.9" x 7.6" x 2.2").

Made in Yugoslavia.

This model is labelled for Fi-cord Ltd. of Didsbury, Manchester, and was made in Yugoslavia.
As mentioned by John Sparkes on the page The Demise of Anita & Bell Punch, around 1976 Rockwell decided to exit the calculator market and "an electronics company was founded in Nis, Yugoslavia, which was interested in buying both the design and the production facilities of our hand-held calculators".
Fi-cord was a marketing company for consumer electronics and had already been a distributor of ANITA hand-held calculators. Its involvement with the operation in Yugoslavia is not known but it had some of the ANITA models made there labelled with its name. Besides this model there is also the Fi-Cord badged ANITA 8041 hand-held calculator, again made in Yugoslavia.

Inside Fi-Cord Anita 1211

The interior of the Fi-Cord Anita 1211, showing the vacuum-fluorescent display (VFD) and the Rockwell chip on the simplified circuit board. The casing of this machine is identical to that of the Rockwell Anita 1211 above.

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