APF Mark 23 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This white and black calculator has black number entry and digit keys. It also has white arithmetic function keys, a clear entry/clear key, a percentage key, an x/y exchange key, and an equals key. Pushing a read function key allows one to switch the function of the white keys to memory keys, a square root key, an inverse key, and a square key . The display shows nine digits. The non-printing device has a sealed, rechargeable battery. It fits in a plastic sleeve.
A mark behind the keyboard reads: aPF MARK 23 (/) Electronic Slide Rule Calculator. A plaque on the back gives operating instructions. A mark on it reads: MARK 23 (/) Model No. Another mark on it reads: J-007440 (/) Serial Number. Another mark there reads: APF ELECTRONICS INC. (/) NEW YORK, N.Y. 10022 (/) MADE IN JAPAN.
A May 1976 advertisement in the Los Angeles Times lists the APF Mark 23 as regularly priced at $39.95 and on sale for $29.99.
Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1976. p. D5.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1976
APF Electronics
Physical Description
metal (keyboard material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 6 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.875 cm
place made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
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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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