NEDAP euromate


Brand: NEDAP
Model: euromate
Type: Euro converter
Picture: Nedap euromate
Batteries: Solar cell
Lifetime: Introduced: 2002
Terminated: unknown
Notes: Nedap euromate instructions Strictly not a calculator but added to the museum anyway because it has historical value. This device can be used to convert Dutch guilders (ƒ) to Euros (€) and vice versa. On the back it says "made by NEDAP for euroic holland". NEDAP (link valid 2024-01-13) is an international technology company with a headquarter in The Netherlands. This must have been a one-time product.

The manual is printed on the back of the packaging and I’m guessing it’s not the easiest currency converter ever conceived.

In January of the year 2002 twelve European countries switched from their native currency to a new European currency, the Euro. And what the people in those countries needed of course were Euro calculators. The more conversion options the better. Many promotional Euro calculators were made by banks. All these calculators of course became obsolete after a year or two. Now they’re but nice relics of this daring currency change in Europe.
For more information on the Euro switch, read one of the many articles that can be found on the internet. More on the Euro can be found in this Wikipedia article (link valid 2024-01-13).