Summit SQR16M Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a white plastic case with twenty square plastic keys with depressions (of the Klixon type). The keys include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a memory key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a square root key, a clear key, and a clear entry key. The memory key may serve for storage or accumulation. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. The on/off switch is right of it. A power jack is on the back edge. A tag on the front reads: Summit.
A tag on the back of the calculator gives operating instructions. It reads in part: SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL CORP. (/) Serial No. 1716 SQR 16M (/) Salt Lake City, Utah Manufactured by NCE NUCLEAR (/) made in U.S.A.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, June 21, 1973, p. N_A13. This calculator advertised as selling regularly for $199.95, on sale for $129.88.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, September 11, 1973, p. C5. The calculator is given as having a list price of $129.95 and a sale price of $99.88.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1974, p. A2. Calculator is advertised as having a list price of $129.95 and a sale price of $75.88.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Summit International Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
paper (stickers material)
metal (circuitry; trim material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm
place made
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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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