Sinclair Cambridge Scientific Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a white plastic case and nineteen rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a clear/clear entry key, and an exchange key. These keys also can be shifted to represent trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, memory, square roots, natural logarithms, exponents, inverses, and pi. To the right on the top row of keys is an on/off switch.
Text behind the keyboard reads: sinclair (/) Cambridge Scientific. Behind this is an eight-digit purple LED display.
The back of the calculator has a compartment for two AAA batteries. A mark on the lid to this compartment reads: Sinclair (/) MADE IN ENGLAND.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, December 8, 1974, p. E30. Sinclair scientific calculator advertised as on sale for $89.95.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Sinclair Radionics Ltd.
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in x 4 3/8 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England
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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