Minitec TE-8M Handheld Electronic Calculator

This sturdy handheld electronic calculator has a black metal case with aluminum and plastic trim. It has seventeen rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys (one of which is a summation key and another a difference key), a clear key, and a clear entry key. At the far left of the keyboard is a constant switch. A tag above the keyboard reads: MINITEC TE-8M. Above it are a red light marked “CHARGE” and a power switch. Behind this is an eight-digit display. The back edge of the calculator has a jack for a power adapter.
A tag on the back of the calculator reads: ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR (/) MODEL TE-8M (/) SER NO. 02547 (/) TOYO ENTERISE CO., LTD. (/) MADE IN JAPAN.
The calculator has a black plastic carrying pouch with two metal snaps. Text near the bottom edge reads: MINITEC TE-8M.
No references found. There is presently a Japanese firm named Toyo Enterprise that sells clothing. Another Japanese firm, Toyo Corporation sells electronic equipment. The date assigned to the object is quite arbitrary.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1975
Toyo Enterprise Company
Physical Description
plastic (trim; carrying case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry; keyboard; snaps material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in x 5 1/8 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm x 13.0175 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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