Abbott Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description
This compact handheld electronic calculator has an array of ten white plastic digit keys; a white decimal point key; keys for the four arithmetic functions, percentage, and square roots; clear entry and clear keys; an equals key; a change sign key; and three memory keys. The on/off switch is in the top row of keys, at the left. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit liquid crystal display. A mark above the keyboard reads: ABBOTT.
Space for two small 1.5 volt batteries is on the left side of the back. A silver-colored sticker attached to the back reads: LIQUID CRYSTAL CALCULATOR (/) 3 x 1.5V SILVER OXIDE BATTERY (/) 0.0004W (/) NO. 28075 MADE IN JAPAN.
The typeface used for the mark ABBOTT on this calculator is the same as that used in products of the pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories in this period.
Compare APF MARK 1910.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1980
Physical Description
plastic (back of case; keys; display window material)
metal (front of case material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in; .635 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.1125 cm
place made
Japan
ID Number
1986.0988.155
catalog number
1986.0988.155
accession number
1986.0988
subject
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
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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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