Teal 806 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator has a metal and plastic case with an array of twenty rectangular plastic keys with rounded corners. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a percentage key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a clear key, a D key, and a DC key. Above the keys to the left is an on/off switch. Text behind this reads: Auto Constant. Behind this is an eight-digit green vacuum fluorescent display. Text above this reads: TEAL 806. A jack for a power adapter is along the front edge of the calculator.
The back of the calculator has a compartment for two AA batteries. Below this is a sticker that reads in part: TEAL 806 (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. It also reads in part: NO 209340 (/) TEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. TORRANCE CALIF, 90502 (/) MADE IN JAPAN.
TEAL calculators were made in Japan by Tokyo Electronic Application Laboratory Ltd.
[Advertisement], Holland [Michigan] Evening Sentinel, March 8, 1976, p. 17. Teal 806 calculator advertised as on sale for somewhat over $12.
The calculator.org website (accessed December 1, 2014) says that the Teal 806 was introduced in 1975.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1976
Teal Industries
Tokyo Electronic Application Laboratory Ltd.
place made
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (keyboard; jack; circuitry material)
paper (sticker material)
overall: 7/8 in x 3 in x 4 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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