Canon LX-30 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This slim handheld electronic calculator has a cream-colored plastic case and gray synthetic rubber keys. In addition to an array of ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a percentage key, four arithmetic function keys, and a total key; it has an on/clear key, a clear indicator key, four memory keys, an off key, and a square root key. A mark behind the keyboard reads: Canon LX-30 (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. Behind this mark is an eight-digit liquid crystal display.
The back slips off to reveal a flat circuit plate and a space for two squat 1.5 volt batteries.
A stamp on the back reads: Canon LX-30 (/) BM D.C.3V – 0.28mW (/) CANON INC. (/) USE BATTERY 1.5Vx2 (/) JAPAN.
The calculator fits in a silver-colored plastic sleeve. A mark on the front and the back of the sleeve reads: Canon. This example has no instructions.
Several web sites give a date of 1982 to1984 for this model.
See the website.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1983
Canon, Inc.
place made
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover; sleeve material)
metal (circuitry material)
overall: 1/2 in x 3 in x 4 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 7.62 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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