Texas Instruments 1001 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a light tan plastic case and metal keyboard with an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, an on/clear key, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, an off 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-1001. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit LCD display.
The back of the calculator has a compartment for two very small batteries. Text above it reads in part: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (/) electronic calculator. The space for a serial number is blank. The date mark reads: ATA3382. It also reads: ASSEMBLED IN USA.
The calculator fits in a light tan plastic jacket.
Compare 1986.0988.326 (TI-1031).
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Texas Instruments
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; jacket material)
metal (keyboard material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm
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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