National Semiconductor Novus 822M Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a tan plastic case, a black keyboard, and twenty-two rectangular plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a clear entry/clear key, four arithmetic function keys, and a total key; it has a display key, a constant key, a % key, and two memory keys. The on/off switch is next to the top two keys. Behind this is an eight-digit LED display. A mark behind this reads: NOVUS (/) 622M. A jack for a power adapter is on the left side.
The top of the calculator has a compartment for a battery that opens at the back. Below this is a sticker marked in part: NOVUS 822M. It gives operating instructions. Further text at the bottom reads: NOVUS – Consumer Products from (/) National Semiconductor Corporation (/) Made in U.S.A. It also reads: Serial No. (/) 1000115.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, April 8, 1975, p. C4. Novus 822M sold for $29.95.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
National Semiconductor Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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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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