This calculator measures 5½ inches in diameter.
This calculator is a little faded after 40 years. The
wording in the middle reads as follows:
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
P.O. Box 93 Ottawa, Canada
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The two windows that show the remaining fraction of original
activity correspond to the two scales
- Cobalt 60 Kilocurie Sources
- Gamma Irradiation Equipment
- Processed Radioisotopes
- Teletherapy Equipment and Sources
printed along the outer edge, the red scale is printed below the black scale
around the edge, and
is read in the lower window.
Instructions printed at bottom of calculator:
This side gives a list of radioisotopes and their half-lives,
and the bottom has a chart to convert time
- Set half-life oppsite elapsed time.
- Read remaining fraction of original activity at
arrow of same color as elapsed time scale used.
into a decimal format. Note at top where this "Canadian" unit was made, in September
This calculator was obtained with the help of Dr.
Paul Frame of Oak Ridge Associated Universities'
Health Physics Historical Instrumentation Museum.