Friendly Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case, a metal keyboard, and seventeen square black plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys, it has a clear key, a decimal point key, a total key, and four keys for arithmetic functions. An on/off switch is at the top of the keyboard on the left. Behind this is an eight-digit red LED display. Text behind the display reads: FRIENDLY.
At the top of the back of the case is a compartment for a nine-volt battery. Below this a silver-colored sticker gives an “OPERATING OUTLINE” for use of the calculator. Text at the bottom of the back of the case reads: HONG KONG. The top back edge has a socket for a power adapter. No serial number found. No advertisements found.
This calculator may have been distributed as an advertisement.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry material)
ceramic (display board material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 1 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 6.985 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
ID Number
1986.0988.269
catalog number
1986.0988.269
accession number
1986.0988
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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