Litronix 1603 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This Litronix 1603 handheld electronic calculator has a brown plastic case and twenty-four rounded rectangular plastic keys.These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a percentage key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, two memory keys, a square root key, a squaring key, a clear key, an on key, and an off key. A mark above the top row of keys reads: slide rule. Behind is an eight-digit red LED display. A mark behind this reads: litronix (/) SOLID STATE (/) 1603. A socket for the power adapter is along the back edge.
The back of the calculator has a compartment at the top that would hold two batteries. A label below this reads: litronix 1603 (/) 9.0 VDC 300 MW 216455 (/) Use AC Adaptor #112 for 110 volts (/) #113 for 230 volts (/) Dim or erratic display (/) indicates discharged battery (/) Assembled in Malaysia (/) Litronix, Inc., Cupertino, Ca.
One sale price found for the calculator is $10.95.
For further information about Litronix, see 1986.0988.253.
[Advertisement], Witchita Falls Times, November 17, 1976, p. 23, sale price $10.95.
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date made
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Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
gallium arsenide (display chips material)
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 13.97 cm
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Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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