Sperry Remington 663 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This handheld electronic calculator has an aluminum and black plastic case and eighteen rounded rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a shift key (for seeing more of the answer) and a clear key. To the left of the top two keys is a switch for setting a constant. Behind the keyboard is a six-digit blue fluorescent display that could display twelve digits in two views. The on/off switch is on the left side and a power jack is along the back edge. A mark above the display reads: SPERRY REMINGTON 663.
The back of the calculator has a compartment for four AA batteries at the base. A sticker on the inside of the lid of the compartment reads: 2125680. A sticker on the inside of the compartment reads: 1021387. A sticker on the back of the calculator reads: SPERRY REMINGTON (/) MOD. 663 (/) BATTERY SUPPLY 1.5Vx4 (/) OR USE AC ADAPTOR AD-4145 (/) 0.6 W MADE IN JAPAN.
The calculator has a black plastic zippered case. Text on the front reads: SPERRY REMINGTON.
References:
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, March 7, 1974, p. A12. “The superb new Remington calculator” offered for $39.88.
According to the website of Casio Corporation, this was the Casio CM-603. However, that is quite a different calculator.
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 146.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1974
maker
Remington Rand Inc.
place made
Japan
Physical Description
plastic (part of case; keys; carrying case material)
metal (part of case; circuitry material)
glass (display material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 6 in; 3.175 cm x 8.255 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.300
catalog number
1986.0988.300
accession number
1986.0988
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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