Summit K08M Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case with twenty rectangular plastic keys. The keys include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a % key, a clear key, and a clear entry key. The memory key may serve for storage or accumulation. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. The on/off switch is right of it. A power jack is on the back edge. A tag on the front reads: Summit.
A tag on the back of the calculator gives operating instructions. It reads in part: SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL CORP. (/) Serial No. M13014 Model K08M (/) Salt Lake City, Utah MANUFACTURED BY NCE NUCLEAR (/) made in U.S.A.
Compare to 1986.0988.282 and 1986.0988.287.
[Advertisement], Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, July 9, 1973, p. 6. Advertised as selling for $115.
[Advertisement], Salt Lake City Tribune, November 10, 1977, p. 17. Offered in closeout sale for $1.88.
Guy Ball, “Summit a Man and the Idea,” International Calculator Collector. A version of this article is online, accessed November 19, 2014.
Currently not on view
date made
Summit International Corporation
place made
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (stickers material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 6.35 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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