Litronix 1102 Handheld Electronic Calculator


The Litronix 1102 handheld electronic calculator has a tan and brown plastic case with a metal plate at the top of the front, and eighteen rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a percentage key, four arithmetic function keys, a clear key, and a clear entry key. In addition the calculator has an on/off switch and a constant switch. Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit red LED display. A mark above this reads: litronix 1102. A socket for a power adapter is along the left edge.

A compartment for four batteries is at the top of the back. A metal sticker below this reads: litronix constant/percent (/) 6.0 VDC 0.25 Watts (/) Model No. 1102 (/) Assembled in Malaysia (/) Litronix Inc., Cupertino, CA. A paper sticker inside the compartment reads: MODEL 1102 (/) S/N 033815.

The price of the calculator ranged from $39.95 down to $7.99.

For further information about Litronix, see 1986.0988.253. Also compare 1986.0988.065.


[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, May 9, 1974, p. D5. This gives a price of $39.95. Said to be six-function. This includes four arithmetic functions, a percentage key, and the constant switch.

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, June 13, 1974, p. E4. Introduced as selling for $39.95 – competitor (not named) sells for $49.95 and doesn’t offer full-year guarantee.

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, January 27, 1975, p. C2. Litronix 1102 offered for $24.95. Here called a four-function calculator.

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, August 14, 1976, p. 15. Litronix 1102 offered for $7.99 at a warehouse sale.

Date Made: 1974-1976

Maker: Litronix

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Malaysia

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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.303Catalog Number: 1986.0988.303Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculator

Physical Description: metal (circuitry; tag; cover plate material)paper (inner sticker material)rubber (feet material)plastic (case; keys; display cover material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 3 in x 6 in; 1.905 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_1363203

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