Sears 711.58270 Handheld Electronic Calculator (Sears 5827)

Description
This compact handheld electronic calculator has a metal case with plastic trim and twenty-five rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, four memory keys, a recall key, a change sign key, a % key, and a clear entry/clear key. Above the keys and to the left is an on/off switch. Text above this reads: Sears LC 84. Above this is an eight-digit LCD display.
Text printed on the back of the calculator reads in part: IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE REGARDING (/) THIS ARTICLE ALWAYS MENTION (/) MODEL (/) NUMBER 711.5870. Further text reads: SERIAL NUMBER (/) #2264953 MADE IN TAIWAN.
The calculator fits in a brown plastic wallet.
Compare 1986.0988.364.
References:
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1978, p. D6. Advertised as regularly priced at $19.99, on sale for $15.99.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, December 9, 1979, p. A21. Advertised as regularly priced at $19.99, on sale for $16.99.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, September 24, 1980, p. C8. Advertised as regularly priced at $19.99, on sale for $14.99.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Spring Summer 1979 [Catalog], 1979, p. 575. Model LC 84 calculator on sale for $19.49.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Fall Winter 1979 [Catalog], 1979, p. 1273. Model LC 84 calculator on sale for $19.49.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Sears Spring Summer [Catalog], 1980, p. 1185. Model LC 84 calculator on sale for $17.49.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
1978-1980
maker
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Physical Description
plastic (keys; carrying case material)
metal (case material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; .9525 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
Taiwan
ID Number
1986.0988.363
catalog number
1986.0988.363
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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