National Semiconductor Novus 835 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator has a tan plastic case and twenty-three rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a clear entry/clear key, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, four memory keys, a % key, and a square root key. Left of the top row of keys is an on/off switch. A mark above it reads: 835. A mark to the right of this mark reads: NOVUS.
Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit LED display. A jack for an adapter is on the left side. The back of the calculator has a compartment for a battery.
Compare to the National Semiconductor 835 (1988.0988.229) and the National Semiconductor 835A (1986.0988.230). National Semiconductor made Novus calculators.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, April 17, 1976, p. C5. Novus 835 listed as on sale for $15.95. Among the least expensive of the Novus calculators listed.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1976, p. S8. Novus 835 listed as regularly priced at $13.88, on sale for $9.88.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1978, p. SF_A10. Novus 835 listed as regularly priced at $7.99, on sale for $5.88.
Currently not on view
date made
National Semiconductor Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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