Unisonic 737 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has a metal and plastic case with an array of twenty-five square plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, two memory keys, a clear key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, and a percentage key. Above the keyboard are a decimal point switch (floating decimal point, two digits after the decimal point, or four digits after the decimal point) and a subtraction summation switch. A mark behind this reads: Unisonic 737 (/) SLIDE RULETTE. Behind this is a green vacuum fluorescent display. Another switch and a jack for a power supply are along the back edge. Text on the back reads: Unisonic 737 (/) RATING 6V-DC 0.5W (/) NO. 028723 (/) MADE IN JAPAN. Below this is a compartment for four AA batteries.
Compare MachVI Slide Rulette (1986.0988.254).
[Advertisement], Washington Post, May 15, 1974, p. E7. Unisonic 737 “pocket memory calculator,” regularly priced at $69.96, on sale for $59.88.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1974
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (case; circuitry material)
glass (display material)
overall: 1 in x 3 3/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 8.5725 cm x 13.335 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Computers & Business Machines
Handheld Electronic Calculators
See more items in
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

Add a comment about this object

**Please read before submitting the form**

Have a comment or question about this object to share with the community? Please use the form below. Selected comments will appear on this page and may receive a museum response (but we can't promise). Please note that we generally cannot answer questions about the history, rarity, or value of your personal artifacts.

Have a question about anything else, or would you prefer a personal response? Please visit our FAQ or contact page.

Personal information will not be shared or result in unsolicited e-mail. See our privacy policy.

Enter the characters shown in the image.