Nobility Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1982
maker
Cartron
Physical Description
plastic (keys; carrying case material)
metal (case material)
paper (instructions; warranty material)
Measurements
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
1987.0435.28
accession number
1987.0435
catalog number
1987.0435.28
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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