National Semiconductor Novus 835 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description:

This handheld electronic calculator has a tan plastic case and twenty-three rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a clear entry/clear key, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, four memory keys, a % key, and a square root key. Left of the top row of keys is an on/off switch. A mark above it reads: 835. A mark to the right of this mark reads: NOVUS.

Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit LED display. A jack for an adapter is on the left side. The back of the calculator has a compartment for a battery.

Compare to the National Semiconductor 835 (1988.0988.229) and the National Semiconductor 835A (1986.0988.230). National Semiconductor made Novus calculators.

Reference:

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, April 17, 1976, p. C5. Novus 835 listed as on sale for $15.95. Among the least expensive of the Novus calculators listed.

[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1976, p. S8. Novus 835 listed as regularly priced at $13.88, on sale for $9.88.

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, April 13, 1978, p. SF_A10. Novus 835 listed as regularly priced at $7.99, on sale for $5.88.

Date Made: 1976-1978

Maker: National Semiconductor Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Computers, Computers & Business Machines, Handheld Electronic Calculators

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.276Catalog Number: 1986.0988.276Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculator

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys; display cover material)metal (circuitry material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 2 5/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 2.54 cm x 6.6675 cm x 13.97 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ae-4a3e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1305809

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