Victor 95 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This handheld electronic calculator has an orange and brown plastic case with an array of seventeen large plastic keys, most of them square. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, a constant key, and a clear key. The on/off switch is above these on the left. A mark right of this reads: VICTOR. Behind these is an eight-digit red LED display. A power jack is on the back edge.
Extensive operating instructions are molded into the plastic of the back of the case. These read in part: Made in Canada For (/) VICTOR COMPTOMETER CORPORATION (/) Model No. 95 (/) Current 6 Volts D.C. Further text reads: Date Mfd. ELG41.
A hard plastic lid fits over the calculator and also can be used to rest it at an angle.
Victor Comptometer Corporation traced its roots to Dorr E. Felt’s invention of a key-driven mechanical adding machine called the Comptometer in the 1880s.
Compare Radio Shack EC225 (1986.0988.039). Both devices were made in Canada by General Instrument.
References:
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, August 9, 1975, p. C4. Special price $23.95.
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 176.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1974
maker
Victor Comptometer Corporation
General Instruments
place made
Canada
Physical Description
plastic (case; cover; keys material)
metal (circuitry material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 6 3/4 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 17.145 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.247
catalog number
1986.0988.247
accession number
1986.0988
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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