Litronix 2260R Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This Litronix 2260R handheld electronic calculator has a brown plastic case and twenty-five rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a pi key, four arithmetic function keys, and a total key. The top row of the keyboard also has a clear/on key, an off key, and two parentheses keys. The leftmost column of keys includes exponential, square, square root, and change sign keys. 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 (/) 2260. A socket for the power adapter is along the right edge.
A large sticker on the back of the calculator reads in part: Litronix 2260R (/) RECHARGEABLE (/) 4 VDC 300MW Serial No. 40394. It also reads in part: Litronix, Inc., Cupertino, CA. Assembled in Malaysia. The right edge of this sticker reads: Property of . . . CHERZAN.
Also included is a twenty-page leaflet entitled: a guide to machine calculation Litronix 2260 exponential. The calculator fits in a brown leather or leatherette case with a metal snap.
Prices found for the Litronix 2260 range from $68.88 down to $39.95.
For further information about Litronix, see 1986.0988.253. Compare 1986.0988.302.
[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, December 26, 1974, p. N9. Litronix 2260R, regularly priced at $89.95, on sale for $68.88.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, March 26, 1976, p. B8. Litronix 2260R, regularly priced at $49.99 on sale for $39.99.
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Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover; carrying case material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry material)
paper (sticker; leaflet material)
rubber (feet material)
overall: 3/4 in x 3 in x 6 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 7.62 cm x 16.51 cm
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Gift of John B. Priser
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National Museum of American History


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