Casio Hl-807 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description:

The case of this handheld electronic calculator is a cream-colored plastic on top and a black plastic on the bottom. The keyboard has an array of square brown plastic keys, including ten digit keys, a decimal point key, and a total key. Four keys for arithmetic functions are to the right of the digit keys. A column to the left of the digit keys has a memory key, a percentage key, a C (clear entry) key, and an AC (all clear) key.

The eight-digit yellow liquid crystal display is behind the keyboard. A tag behind it reads: CASIO HL-807 (/) ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. A switch is on the left side. There is no power adapter or socket for one.

Text on the back of the case reads: CASIO HL-807 (/) RATING: DC 3V=0.00026W (/) use BATTERY 1.5Vx2 (/) MADE IN JAPAN (/) BM CASIO COMPUTER CO. LTD.

Two screws (one missing in this example) hold together the front and back of the case. Unscrewing them allows one to change the two AA batteries (this example has no batteries.) A sticker on the inside of the back of the case reads: 2279978. A mark on the Hitachi chip reads: HD43111A (/) 9J 43.

An advertisement for “Casio’s new HL-807 basic four function, single memory calculator” appeared in the Washington Post November 18, 1979. It is listed as having an original price of $13.95 and on sale for $10.98. Another advertisement for the calculator, from the Los Angeles Times for June 10, 1980, lists the regular price as $15.00 and a sale price of $9.99. The calculator was advertised in the Washington Post as late as September 1981, having a sale price of $8.88.

Compare 1986.0988.28.

References:

Los Angeles Times, June 10, 1980, p. B28.

Washington Post, November 18, 1979, p. A18.

Washington Post, September 3, 1981, p. A30.

Date Made: 1979-1981

Maker: Casio Computer Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Japan

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

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Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.027Catalog Number: 1986.0988.027Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: plastic (case; circuit boards; keys; display cover material)metal (circuitry material)paper (sticker material)Measurements: overall: 3/4 in x 2 3/4 in x 4 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 6.985 cm x 11.43 cm

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Record Id: nmah_334441

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