Montgomery Ward P201 Handheld Electronic Calculator (Model Number DAN-8569A)

Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a plastic case with metal keyboard and twenty-four rounded rectangular plastic keys. These include an array of ten white digit keys and five black keys for the four arithmetic operations and percentage. Decimal point, exchange, clear entry/clear, equals, four memory functions, and D (display) keys are red. A red LED display for eight digits and a decimal point is behind the keys and a battery compartment at the top. A mark above the display reads: MONTGOMERY (/) WARD P201. A power jack is along the back edge.
A silver-colored paper tag on the back gives operating instructions. It reads at the top: MONTGOMERY (/) WARD. It also reads near there: P201 MEMORY CALCULATOR (/) OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. It reads near the bottom: DAN-8659A (/) Model No. It also reads there: 47X-47654 (/) Serial No. The bottom of this tag reads: Assembled in U.S.A.
Compare the APF Mark 25 (1986.0988.165).
The calculator was made for Montgomery Ward by APF Electronics.
References:
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 102.
Online Datamath Calculator Museum, accessed August 29, 2014.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1975
maker
APF Electronics
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; key cover material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry material)
plastic (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 6 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.249
catalog number
1986.0988.249
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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