Texas Instruments TI-1030 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator has a dark brown plastic case and metal keyboard with an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys (actually, the “1” key is missing). These include ten digit keys, an on/clear key, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, an off key, a square root key, a percentage key, and four memory keys. A mark above the keyboard reads: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TI-1030. Behind this is an eight-digit LCD display.
The back of the calculator has a compartment for two very small batteries. Text above it reads in part: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (/) electronic calculator. Scratched in the space for a serial number is the name: PRISER. The date mark reads: LTA3878. It also reads: ASSEMBLED IN USA.
The calculator fits in a dark brown plastic jacket. A paper slip inside the jacket reads: NOTICE (/) Pressing some of the keys when (/) your calculator is off may cause (/) segments of the display to (/) appear. This is a normal func- (/) tion of the calculator and does (/) not affect the life of your (/) batteries.
Text on the cardboard box indicates that this was part of the Texas Instruments Slimline series of calculators. A price tag indicates that it cost $16.88.
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date made
Texas Instruments
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry material)
paper (box; slip material)
overall: 3/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 4 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 6.6675 cm x 11.7475 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


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