Tecxon LC-86 Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator is credit card-sized in a black plastic folder. It has a metal case with plastic trim and twenty-two rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, three memory keys, a percentage key, a square root key and a clear key. An off button is above the keyboard on the right. Text next to it reads: TecXon (/) MINI CARD LC-86. To the left, above two keys in the lower row, is a list of conversion factors for common and metric units. Behind is an eight-digit liquid crystal display. Text on the back reads: MADE IN TAIWAN (/) REP. OF CHINA. A mark on the inside of the case reads: MADE IN TAIWAN.
According to records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, TecXon Electronics Company, Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan, filed to register the trademark TecXon, as applied to telephones and calculators, in June 1983. They had been using the term in commerce since June 1982. The trademark was granted in November 1984. This calculator has no indication of a trademark on it.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1982
TecXon Electronics Company, Ltd.
Physical Description
aluminum (case material)
plastic (carrying case; keys; button material)
glass (display material)
overall: 1/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; .3175 cm x 8.5725 cm x 5.715 cm
place made
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accession number
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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