Radio Shack EC-264 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This small, thin, flat handheld electronic calculator has a metal case and an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. The ten digit keys and decimal point key are white. The total key, four arithmetic function keys, four memory keys, change sign key, % key, and square root key are brown. The clear/clear entry key is red. The on/off switch is to the left on the top row of keys.
Text behind the keyboard reads: Radio Shack. Behind this is an eight-digit LCD display. Text below the keyboard reads: statesman thin LCD.
A sticker on the back of the case reads: Radio Shack (/) CAT. NO. 65-671 MODEL EC-264 (/) USE 2 TYPE-76 SILVER OXIDE (/) BATTERIES. (RS-CAT. NO. 23-009) (/) JAPAN.
The calculator fits in a folding wallet. A mark on the back of the wallet reads: Radio Shack.
Compare 1986.0988.047 and 1986.0988.223.
Radio Shack, A Tandy Company, 1980 Catalog No. 315, p. 166, accessed September 22, 2014, at The price listed for the calculator is $24.95.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Tandy Corporation
Physical Description
metal (case; screws material)
plastic (keys; case material)
paper (sticker material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; .9525 cm x 6.985 cm x 11.43 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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