Unisonic 1511L Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a metal and dark brown and tan plastic case and an array of twenty square plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, a percentage key, a change sign key, an exchange key, and a clear entry/clear key. Above these is the on/off switch. Behind is an eight-digit red LED display. A mark at the back reads: Unisonic 1511L.
A jack for a power adapter is along the back edge. At the top of the back is a compartment for two AA batteries. A sticker inside it reads: 142588. A sticker near the base of the back reads in part: Remove batteries if unit unlikely (/) to be used for more than 7 days. (/) Made in Hong Kong.
Compare 1986.0988.245 and 1981.0922.06 (both examples of the Unisonic 1511L).
References:
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, Jul 29, 1976, p. OC_B9. On sale for $8.99.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1976
maker
Unisonic
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (case; circuitry material)
paper (stickers material)
Measurements
overall: 1.9 cm x 8 cm x 14.4 cm; 3/4 in x 3 5/32 in x 5 21/32 in
ID Number
1981.0922.06
catalog number
1981.0922.06
accession number
1981.0922
Credit Line
Gift of John White
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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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