Casio LC-825 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This compact handheld electronic calculator has an aluminum case with plastic trim and an array of brown plastic keys. In addition to digit keys, a decimal point key, and a total key in a central block, there are four keys for arithmetic functions to the right of the digit keys. A column on the left has percentage, square root, C (clear entry), and AC (all clear) keys. Above these is a power switch and three memory keys. Text behind the keyboard reads: CASIO LC-825 ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. Text below the keyboard reads: LIQUID CRYSTAL. The eight-digit yellow liquid crystal display is above the keyboard.
A mark on the back reads: BM CASIO LC-875 (/) 1.5Vx2(DC) 0.0003W (/) CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD. (/) made in Japan. Unscrewing two screws at the base of the back makes it possible to change the two squat batteries. A sticker on the inside back of the case reads: 0642719.
The calculator fits in a brown leatherette case. A mark on the outside of the case reads: CASIO (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR.
The Casio LC-825 was advertised in the Chicago Tribune December 13, 1978, but apparently was not a great success.
Reference:
Chicago Tribune, December 13, 1978, p. B5.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1978
maker
Casio Computer Company
Physical Description
metal (case material)
plastic (keys; carrying pouch; display cover material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
Japan
ID Number
1986.0988.213
catalog number
1986.0988.213
accession number
1986.0988
subject
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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