Radofin 8P Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This basic handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case and nineteen oval indented plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, four arithmetic function keys, a % key, a total key, a decimal point key, a constant key, and a clear/clear entry key. At the left in the top row of keys is an on/off switch. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. Text at the top reads: Radofin. A jack for a power adapter is on the left side.
The back of the calculator has a battery compartment for a nine volt battery. A sticker at the center of the back reads in part: Radofin (/) MODEL 8P ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR (/) DC 9 V 500mW 1 x 9V BATTERY. Further text reads: SERIAL NO 8P 26701 (/) RADOFIN ELECTRONICS LTD. HONG KONG.
Compare 1986.0988.256 (Radofin1610).
References:
[Advertisement], Washington Post, August 14, 1975, p. MD11. Advertised as regularly priced at $19.97, on sale for $11.88.
[Advertisement], Washington Post, September 25, 1975. Advertised as regularly priced at $14.88, on sale for $10.88.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, December 14, 1975, p. OC3. Advertised as regularly priced at $12.88, on sale for $9.88.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
1975
maker
Radofin Electronics
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/8 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.0175 cm
place made
Zhonghua: Hong Kong
ID Number
1986.0988.146
catalog number
1986.0988.146
accession number
1986.0988
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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