Rabobank Euroconverter


Brand: Rabobank
Model: Euroconverter
Type: Euro calculator
Picture: Rabobank Euroconverter
Batteries: AG13 x 2
Lifetime: Introduced: 1998
Terminated: unknown
Notes: The Rabobank is a Dutch bank, and I'm quite sure they do not and did not produce calculators themselves. For now however I will catalog this under Rabobank because I can not figure out who created this calculator. On the back it says "T.M.I - 3752 LV - NL" but I can't find anything on T.M.I" and 3752 LV actually looks like a Dutch postal code. So maybe this calculator is by T.M.I."

This calculator has a circle of 16 stars for all the possible exchange rates. They do look like the stars of the European Union but the markings indicate countries from all over the world. There is one star without a marking to use freely.

Exchange rates are not pre-programmed, they need to be set manually for all the different countries (stars).

It comes in a round transparant protective case with an actual hinge so that it does not break after opening and closing the case over and over again.

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).