Nobility Handheld Electronic Calculator

This credit card-sized, battery-operated handheld electronic calculator has a red plastic case and twenty-five rectangular plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, and four memory keys, it has an off key, a square root key, a % key, a change sign key, and a clear key. An on/off switch is above the keyboard. A mark left of this reads: NOBILITY. The eight-digit LCD display is at the back. A mark in front of it reads: AUTO SHUT OFF. A mark on the metal back reads: CREDIT CARD ELECTRONIC (/) LIQUID CRYSTAL CALCULATOR (/) DC 2x1.5V – 0.0006W (/) SILVER OXIDE BATTERY (/) MADE IN HONG KONG.
The calculator has a brown plastic case. This also holds a paper warranty indicating that: This calculator is warranted to be free from defects in material and workmanship’ [sic] (/) for a period of one year till October 1983. Toward the bottom, the warranty reads: CARTRON, G.P.O. BOX 1883, HONG KONG.
Another paper sheet gives instructions in English, German, and French.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1982
Physical Description
plastic (keys; carrying case material)
metal (case material)
paper (instructions; warranty material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 3/8 in x 3 1/2 in; .635 cm x 6.0325 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
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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