Unisonic 1541L Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a metal and black plastic case and an array of thirty rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, and four memory keys. In addition the instrument has clear, clear entry, percentage, CS, and CA keys. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. A mark at the back reads: Unisonic 1541L. The on/off switch is on the right edge.
A jack for a power adapter is along the back edge. At the top of the back is a compartment for a nine-volt battery. A sticker below it reads: SERIAL NO. (/) 031491 (/) Made in Hong Kong.
According to the Vintage Calculators website, this model calculator also sold as the Prinztronic 400, the dsc CAL-0041, the Meir 880, the RJP 880, and the Texet 880 Executive.
References:
Calcuseum website gives date of 1978.
[Advertisement], , August 7, 1979, p. 41. Advertises calculator.
Website vintagecalculators.com lists related models.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1979
maker
Unisonic
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (case; circuitry material)
paper (sticker material)
glass (display material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.985 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
ID Number
1986.0988.246
catalog number
1986.0988.246
accession number
1986.0988
subject
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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