Unisonic LC-200 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This compact, thin handheld electronic calculator has a gold and brown colored metal case and an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, four arithmetic function keys, a decimal point key, and a total key. The calculator also has three memory keys and change sign, square root, percentage, clear entry, and clear keys. The on/off switch is on the left in the top row of keys.
Behind the keyboard a mark reads: LC-200. Behind it is an eight-digit LCD display. Below the keyboard a mark reads: Unisonic.
A mark on the back of the calculator reads: Unisonic LC-200 (/) SILVER OXIDE BATTERY (/) 1.5V x 2 PCS 0.00025W (/) MADE IN TAIWAN. Unscrewing two screws at the bottom of the case reveals a green plastic circuit board and two batteries below it. A mark on the board reads: Santron.
Compare 1986.0988.121.
For information about Unisonic, see 1986.0988.371.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, January 4, 1979, p. I8. On sale for $12.99. Price includes case (no case with this example). The placement of the marks and coloring of the calculator shown in the advertisement is more like 1986.0988.121 than this calculator.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1980
Physical Description
plastic (keys; circuit board material)
metal (case material)
glass (display material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; .635 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
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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