Radio Shack EC-267 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description:

This thin, relatively flat handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case and an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. The ten digit keys and decimal point key are white. The total key, four arithmetic function keys, four memory keys, change sign key, % key, and square root key are black. The clear/clear entry key is red. The on/off switch is to the left on the top row of keys.

Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit LCD display. Text behind it reads: Radio Shack (/) statesman thin LCD. The calculator has no jack for a power adapter.

At the top of the back is a compartment for two AA batteries. Stickers inside it read: 61885 and: 6AO. A sticker below the battery compartment on the back reads: Radio Shack (/) Cat. No. : 65-674 (/) Model : EC-267 (/) DC 3V (‘AA’ Cell x 2) (/) Custom Mfd. in Hong Kong for Radio Shack, (/) A Division of Tandy Corporation.

According to a 1981 Catalog, this was a new model for Radio Shack in 1981.

Reference:

Radio Shack, A Tandy Company, 1981 Catalog No. 328, p. 164, accessed September 22, 2014, at radioshackcatalogs.com.. The price listed for the calculator is $14.95.

Date Made: 1981

Maker: Tandy Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China: Hong Kong

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: 1986.0988.045Catalog Number: 1986.0988.045Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys material)metal (circuitry material)paper (stickers material)Measurements: overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 3/8 in; .9525 cm x 6.985 cm x .9525 cm

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Record Id: nmah_334459

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