Toshiba LC-825 II Handheld Electronic Calculator

This handheld electronic calculator has an aluminum case with plastic trim and an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, four memory keys, a square root key, a percentage key, a change sign key, and a clear entry/clear key. The on/off switch is to the left in the top row of keys. Text below the keyboard reads: TOSHIBA. Text above the keyboard reads: LC-825II. Behind this is an eight-digit liquid crystal display.
A sticker on the back of the calculator reads in part: TOSHIBA ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR (/) LC-825 II (/) DC 3V 1.5 x 2 0.09mW. It also reads: NO. 207503 BM (/) TOSHIBA CORPORATION JAPAN.
The calculator is in a plastic wallet that is marked on the front: TOSHIBA. The wallet also contains a leaflet of instructions.
According to the website, as well as the website (both accessed December 4, 2014), this calculator was introduced in 1981.
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Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1981
Toshiba Corporation
Physical Description
aluminum (case material)
plastic (keys; carrying pouch material)
glass (display material)
overall: 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; .635 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 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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