Enterprex Z50 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This handheld electronic calculator has an array of twenty rectangular plastic keys. To the right of the ten digit keys, decimal point key, and total key is a column of four function keys. Right of these is a column with a clear/clear entry key, a percentage key, and two memory keys. The power switch is above this column. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. Marks behind this read: ENTERPREX (/) Model-Z50.
A battery compartment is at the top of the back of the calculator. A sticker below this gives “CALCULATION EXAMPLES.” It is marked in part: SERIAL NO. (/) 28923 (/) MADE IN TAIWAN (/) (R.O.C.).
The calculator is stored in a black plastic sleeve, which in turn fits into a cardboard box. A mark on the box give a price of: 599. Also in the box are an instruction leaflet, a warranty, and a warranty for a Casio pocket-mini calculator.
No advertisements found.
References:
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 71.
Vintage Technology website, accessed June 18, 2014.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1977
distributor
Enterprex
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; sleeve; display cover material)
metal (circuitry; keyboard material)
paper (sticker; box; documentation material)
ceramic (display board 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
Taiwan
ID Number
1986.0988.250
catalog number
1986.0988.250
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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