Sanyo CX 8132 Handheld Electronic Calculator

The case of this handheld electronic calculator has a metal front and a plastic back. It has twenty-two indented plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a clear key, a square root key, a % key, a change sign key, and two memory keys. An on/off switch is on the keyboard right of the two top keys. Behind this is an eight-digit green fluorescent display. A tag behind this reads: SANYO. A jack for a power adapter is on the back edge.
The back has a compartment for two AA batteries. Text molded in the case reads in part: SANYO CX-8132 OPERATION EXAMPLES. It also reads in part: INPUT: DC 3V (Two AA size batteries) (/) or DC 2.8 V (AC adaptor CU-20) (/) POWER: 0.3W (/) SANYO ELECTRIC CO. LTD. BM. A sticker below this reads: NO. 04900856 T (/) DAN MILLS. Text molded in the case below reads: MADE IN JAPAN.
No advertisements found. The website dates this calculator to 1975. The website dates the calculator to 1978.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1975
Sanyo Electric Company
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 7.9375 cm x 13.97 cm
place made
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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