Sharp EL-8005S Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a blue and white plastic case with nineteen square keys with rounded corners. In addition to ten digit keys, it has a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, a % key, a clear key and a clear entry key. The on/off switch is above the keyboard. Behind it is an eight-digit green fluorescent display. A tag behind this reads: SHARP ELSI MATE (/) EL-8005S. A jack for a power adapter is along the back edge.
The bottom of the back of the calculator has a compartment that holds four AA batteries. A sticker inside it reads: 58034347. Text further up on the back reads: SHARP MODEL EL-8005S (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. It also reads: SHARP CORPORATION. It also reads: MADE IN KOREA (/) BM.
Compare the Sharp EL-8114 (1986.0988.096).
According to Ball and Flamm, the only difference between the EL-8005 and the EL-8005S was in the color of the case.
[Advertisement], Washington Post, May 1, 1975, p. C14. The Sharp EL-8000 is advertised as selling for $19.95.
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett Printing, 1997, p.139.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
Sharp Corporation
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (tag material)
overall: 1 in x 3 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in; 2.54 cm x 8.5725 cm x 13.6525 cm
place made
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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