Radofin 1610 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This basic handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case and nineteen oval indented plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, four arithmetic function keys, a % key, a total key, a decimal point key, a clear key, and a clear entry key. At the left in the top row of keys is an on/off switch. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. Text at the top reads: Radofin. A jack for a power adapter is on the left side.
The back of the calculator has a battery compartment for a nine-volt battery. A worn sticker below this reads in part: Radofin 1610 (/) Model 1610. It also reads in part: HONG KONG. A pen mark on the sticker reads: #28779. Text in molded plastic at the base of the back reads: HONG KONG.
Compare objects 1986.0988.146 (Radofin 8P) and 1986.0988.221 (Radio Shack EC-221). The calculator is closer to the EC-221.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1976
maker
Radofin Electronics
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
ID Number
1986.0988.256
catalog number
1986.0988.256
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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