British names appear on many vintage calculators.
Some are manufacturers, some are marketing companies selling other manufacturers calculators under their own names, and some are chain stores selling other manufacturers calculators under their own names in store.
British companies which had their own names on calculators:
Click on a picture or an underlined company for more details and photographs
Foreign companies which had British made calculators
British companies which made calculator-based games
Further information about British calculator companies will be gratefully received for inclusion on this site - please contact us.
An associated site with a detailed history of the development of the ANITA calculators, the first electronic desktop calculators is at "Bell Punch Company and the Anita Calculators".
Please note that this is a virtual calculator museum which only exists as photographs and text on this website, not as a physical display
of calculators anywhere.
None of the calculators displayed is for sale.
The Vintage Calculator Web Museum is interested in acquiring early electronic calculators, and also calculator operating manuals, service manuals, teaching manuals, books, catalogs, and
If you have anything that you are willing to donate please contact me.
Your comments, information, corrections, photographs of vintage calculators for the photo library, etc., will be gratefully received and used to enhance the site. - Please leave a message.
Hints on navigating the site -
The navigation bars, in general, are at the bottom of each page - Press the "End" key on your keyboard to go to there.
Each of the sections shown above is separate.
Some pages occur more than once, in different sections. For example, the Anita Mk VII occurs in the "Desk Electronic" section and the "Anita" section.
A "~" character before a year indicates "about that year".
The site is updated as new information and photographs become available.
Disclaimer: The information on this site is presented in good faith. While we make great efforts to list accurate details we take no responsibility for any consequences for errors that may unintentionally be present. Note that even over the few decades since the calculators shown here were new it can be very difficult to judge the accuracy of information provided by the various sources that have been used. Be aware that information presented here may be updated as further detail becomes available.
This site is member of the Calculator Collecting Ring.
You may also be interested in my site specifically about the Bell Punch Company and its ANITA calculators, including the world's first electronic desktop calculator, at http://anita-calculators.info/.
Interested in 1940s computers, WWII coding machines & code-breaking, old computers and military communications? - Try the Bletchley Park museum at www.bletchleypark.org.uk and The National Museum of Computing with their Vintage Computers and Calculators at www.retrobeep.com .
Also interested in preserved steam railways ? - Try the Great Central Railway at www.gcrailway.co.uk - the world's only double track preserved steam railway.
I also have a site showing the remains of the old Great Central Railway through Leicester at www.gcrleicester.info, and a site with old photographs of railways in that area at http://www.nigeltout.com/html/railway_photo_galleries.html.
Vintage British Calculators
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