Brother 827R Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has tan plastic case and an array of ten digit keys as well as clear and decimal point key. Left of the digit keys are a percentage key and four memory keys. Four arithmetic function keys and a total key are left of the memory keys. The keyboard also has an on/off switch and a summation switch. A tag behind the keyboard reads: brother 827R (/) INTERNATONAL CORPORATION. Behind this is an eight-digit red LED display with a plastic cover. An attachment for an adapter is on the top edge at the right.
A tag at the top of the back of the calculator reads: brother INTERNATIONAL CORP. (/) YOUR NEW BROTHER CALCULATOR (/) IS OF THE FINEST PRECISION CONST- (/) RUCTION, MANUFACTURED UNDER (/) RIGID QUALITY CONTROL IN (/) SOME OF THE WORLD’S MOST (/) MODERN FACTORIES. Further text reads: MADE IN HONG KONG. A storage compartment for batteries is below.
The calculator has a black plastic carrying case with a snap at the top. A mark on the case reads: brother.
The Brother 827R was advertised in The Bridgeport Post in May of 1975 as on sale for $24.90.
The Bridgeport Post, May 21, 1975, p. 2.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1975
Brother International Corporation
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
Physical Description
plastic (case; display cover; keys; carrying case material)
paper (stickers material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 5 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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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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