Kings Point SC-11 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This compact scientific calculator has twenty rectangular plastic keys, each of which can take on two meanings. Keys are marked C (clear), +/- (change sign), EEX, and F (function or shift). In addition there are ten digit keys, four arithmetic functions keys, a decimal point key, and a total key. These may take on functional values of inverse, squares, "CONV", "CF", trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, exponents, powers, storage, logarithms, square roots, recall, pi, left and right parentheses, and summation. The on/off switch and the radian/degree switch are at the top of the keyboard.
Toward the back is a nine-digit LED display. A sticker behind it reads: Kings Point SC-11.
The power jack is on the back edge of the calculator. The back has a battery compartment and a sticker that reads in part: MODEL SC-11 (/) Made in Korea. It also reads Numbe [illegible] 0850. The black plastic carrying case is stamped: MADE IN KOREA.
Compare Kings Point scientific calculators 1986.0988.011, 1986.0988.298, 1986.0988.299, and 1986.0988.214.
No advertisements found. The calculator.org website gives a date of introduction of 1975. However, this model is not mentioned in advertisements from that year for other Kings Point calculators.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1977
maker
Kings Point Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.985 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
Korea
ID Number
1986.0988.214
catalog number
1986.0988.214
accession number
1986.0988
subject
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
See more items in
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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