APF Mark 26 Handheld Electronic Calculator


This compact handheld electronic calculator has ten gray digit keys and a gray decimal key, four blue keys for arithmetic functions, a percentage, equals, and clear entry/clear key, and an M key to shift the keys for arithmetic functions to memory keys. Memory keys made it possible to work with subtotals and stored numbers. A red LED display for eight digits and a decimal point is behind the keyboard. The battery compartment at the top has its cover on the back. There presently is no battery and no adapter.

A stamp above the display window reads: aPF MARK 26. A small silver-colored paper tag on the back reads: aPF Electronics, INC. (/) MODEL No: MARK 26 (/) D.C. 9.0 VOLTS (/) CAUTION: Use only model 710 (/) or 751S adaptor (optional) to (/) operate on A. C. (/) SERIAL NO: J125182 (/) MADE IN JAPAN.

An October, 1975, advertisment in the New York Times indicated that the APF Mark 26 sold for $16.95, with an additional $3.95 for the adapter. In May 1975, an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times listed the APF Mark 26 as selling for $19.95 plus $3.95 for the adapter. Another ad in the same paper that month gave a price of $19.99. A March1976 advertisement gave a regular price of $16.88 and a sale price of $9.95. A January 1976 ad in the Chicago Tribune offered the APF Mark 26 for $14.97.


Chicago Tribune, January 4, 1976, p. 12.

New York Times, October 23, 1975, p. 20.

Los Angeles Times, May 2, 1975, p. B14.

Los Angeles Times, May 28, 1975, p. E18.

Los Angeles Times, March 28, 1976, p. T75.

Date Made: ca 1975

Maker: APF Electronics

Location: Currently not on view

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.166Catalog Number: 1986.0988.166Accession Number: 1986.0988

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: plastic (case; keys; screen material)paper (tag material)rubber (feet material)metal (socket for jack material)Measurements: overall: 1 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 6.35 cm x 11.43 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-320b-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_334580

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