Summit MR 8 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description:

This handheld electronic calculator has a tan plastic case with metal trim and twenty rectangular plastic keys. The keys include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, a % key, a clear key, and a clear entry key. The 9 key can also be used to assure that entries have a two decimal points in the digits (as in dollars and cents). The memory key may serve for storage or accumulation. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. The on/off switch is right of it. A power jack and light are on the back edge. A tag on the front reads: Summit.

A tag on the back of the calculator gives operating instructions. It reads in part: SUMMIT INTERNATIONAL CORP. (/) Serial No. 4538 Model MR 8 (/) Salt Lake City Utah MANUFACTURED BY NCE NUCLEAR (/) made in U.S.A.

Compare 1986.0988.072 and 1986.0988.287.

References:

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, October 21, 1973, p. D15. “New SUMMIT MR-8 Dual-memory rechargeable portable” advertised as selling for $199.95.

[Advertisement], Chicago Tribune, December 26, 1973, p. C8. Summit MR-8 calculator on sale for $89.88, regular price $119.95.

Date Made: 1973

Maker: Summit International Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Utah, Salt Lake City

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: 1986.0988.282Catalog Number: 1986.0988.282Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculator

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys; display cover material)metal (trim; circuitry material)paper (stickers material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 in; 3.175 cm x 6.985 cm x 10.16 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-7935-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1362249

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