Unitrex CB-8SL Handheld Electronic Calculator


This handheld electronic calculator is designed to fit into a checkbook (this example has no wallet). It has a plastic front, circuit board, and keys. The twenty-three rectangular keys include ten digit keys, a decimal point key (that can also serve as a memory exchange key), a percentage key (that can serve as a square root key), a total key, four arithmetic function keys (one of which can also serve as a squaring key and another as an inverse key), four memory keys, a clear entry/clear key, and a function/clear function key. The on/off switch is left of the three keys in the top row. There is space for six AAA batteries but no battery jack.

A sticker on the back of the calculator circuit board reads in part: UNITREX MODEL CB-8SL ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR. It also reads in part: SERIAL NO. 94456 (/) HONG KONG

Compare Unitrex CB-8SL (1986.098.161) and Novus Attache (1986.0988.227).


[Advertisement], Eastern Progress, April 28, 1977, p. 8. Unitrex CB-8SL on sale for $17.99, regularly $19.99.

[Advertisement], Sedalia Democrat [Sedalia, Missouri], October 26, 1977, p. 36. Unitrex slide rule checkbook calculator selling for $9.99.

Date Made: ca 1977

Maker: Eiko Business Machine Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: China: Hong Kong

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.161Catalog Number: 1986.0988.161Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: plastic (cover; keys material)metal (circuitry material)paper (stickers material)Measurements: overall: 1/2 in x 3 3/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 1.27 cm x 8.5725 cm x 17.145 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-b957-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_334575

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