Money Memory 274 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator is in the shape of a checkbook, and was designed to assist in balancing accounts. It has a metal case with twenty-five rectangular plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a clear entry/clear key and a total key, it has a percentage key, a recall key, and deposit, check, and balance keys. The on/off switch is on the left side. Above the keyboard is an LCD display. A mark to the left of the display reads: Money Manager.
Text on the back reads: Money Memory (/) SILVER OXIDE BATTERY (/) 1.5Vx2PCS 0.0002W (/) MADE IN TAIWAN R.O.C. A sticker on the back reads: 3.1980. Another sticker on the back reads: 274. Both references to Money Manager are marked with a symbol for trademark registration.
According to U.S. trademark records, the term "Money Memory" for an electronic calculator was first used in commerce in September 7, 1978, and a trademark was requested that year. Registration was granted March 24, 1981, to Leonard P. Weber of Sherman Oaks, CA, and the trademark was abandoned in 1987.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1980
place made
Physical Description
plastic (keys; trim material)
metal (case; circuitry material)
overall: 1/4 in x 6 in x 2 3/4 in; .635 cm x 15.24 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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