Rockwell 14RD Handheld Electronic Calculator


This handheld electronic calculator has a dark brown plastic case and eighteen square plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys and a decimal point key, it has a clear entry/clear key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, and a percentage key. A mark above the keyboard reads: 14RD (/) Automatic (/) Percent. Above it is the on/off switch. Behind it is the eight-digit vacuum fluorescent display. A light at the back goes on when the result is negative. Text below it reads: MINUS. Text left of it reads: Rockwell. A jack along the back edge would hold a power adapter.

The back of the calculator has four feet and a compartment at the base for 4 AA batteries. A sticker above the compartment reads in part: Rockwell (/) International. It also reads: Microelectronics Product Division (/) Anaheim, CA 92803 (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR (/) MODEL 14RD. After instructions, it reads: Made in Japan. It also reads: Serial No. (/) 100108.046.


[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, May 19, 1976, p. E8. Rockwell 14RD advertised as selling for $11.88. Least expensive of Rockwell calculators advertised.

[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, December 18, 1976, p. C10. Rockwell 14RD advertised as selling for $12.25.

Date Made: ca 1976

Maker: Rockwell International

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.013Catalog Number: 1986.0988.013Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys; display cover material)metal (circuitry material)paper (sticker material)Measurements: overall: 1 in x 3 in x 6 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm


Record Id: nmah_334427

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