Unisonic CB-14 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a metal case with plastic trim and twenty-three rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, and four memory keys. In addition, the calculator has orange clear and clear entry keys as well as keys for exchange, change sign, square root, squares, and inverses. A mark above the keyboard reads: Unisonic CB-14. Behind this is a nine-digit vacuum fluorescent display.
The jack for a power adapter is on the bottom edge.
The back of the calculator has two clips at the top for attaching it to a leatherette case. It also has a sticker with calculation examples. This reads in part: CB-14. It also reads: SERIAL NO. (/) 179247 (/) MADE IN TAIWAN. At the base is a compartment for three AAA batteries.
The case not only holds the calculator but has space for six credit cards and a pen (this example has no pen).
Reference:
[Advertisement], The Bakersfield Californian [from Bakersfield, California], January 13, 1977, p. 57. A local bank sells the Unisonic CB-14 to its customers for $17.95 plus sales tax.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1977
maker
Unisonic
Physical Description
plastic (keys; case; carrying case material)
metal (case material)
glass (display material)
Measurements
overall: 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 1.27 cm x 6.985 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
Taiwan
ID Number
1986.0988.289
catalog number
1986.0988.289
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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