Texas Instruments 1750 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator has a light metal case with an array of twenty-three rectangular plastic keys. It was part of the Texas Instruments Slimline series. The calculator has ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, a change sign key, four arithmetic function keys, a clear entry/clear key, a square root key, a percentage key, and four memory keys. A mark at the top of the keyboard reads: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS. A mark at the base of the keyboard reads: TI-1750. Behind the keyboard an eight-digit LCD display.
A sticker on the back of the calculator reads: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (/) electronic calculator (/) USE SILVER OXIDE BATTERIES: S-76, G-13 (/) SERIAL NO. (/) 127 819433 (/) MADE IN JAPAN. Unscrewing two screws at the top of the back reveals a circuit board that is marked in part: SANSYU (/) SELECT (/) KB-6511-01. There is no mark on the chip.
The calculator has a dark brown plastic jacket.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, July 9, 1977, p. C2. TI-1750 sells for $19.95.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, November 27, 1977, p. W10. TI-1750 selling for $17.99, regularly $20.99.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, July 27, 1978, p. G16. TI-1750 selling for $19.95.
[Advertisement], Atlanta Constitution, August 31, 1979, p. 15A. TI-1750 on sale for $18, originally $30.
[Advertisement], Atlanta Constitution, August 31, 1980, p. 23A. TI-1750 on sale for $13.99, regularly $19.99.
[Advertisement], Boston Globe, April 26, 1981, p. 23. TI-1750 on sale for $12.88, regularly $20.88.
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date made
Texas Instruments
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Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (case; circuitry material)
paper (tag material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 6.985 cm x 11.43 cm
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Gift of John B. Priser
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National Museum of American History