Tecxon LC-86 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Description:

This handheld electronic calculator is credit card-sized in a black plastic folder. It has a metal case with plastic trim and twenty-two rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, four arithmetic function keys, a total key, three memory keys, a percentage key, a square root key and a clear key. An off button is above the keyboard on the right. Text next to it reads: TecXon (/) MINI CARD LC-86. To the left, above two keys in the lower row, is a list of conversion factors for common and metric units. Behind is an eight-digit liquid crystal display. Text on the back reads: MADE IN TAIWAN (/) REP. OF CHINA. A mark on the inside of the case reads: MADE IN TAIWAN.

According to records of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, TecXon Electronics Company, Ltd., of Taipei, Taiwan, filed to register the trademark TecXon, as applied to telephones and calculators, in June 1983. They had been using the term in commerce since June 1982. The trademark was granted in November 1984. This calculator has no indication of a trademark on it.

Date Made: ca 1982

Maker: TecXon Electronics Company, Ltd.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Taiwan

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Credit Line: Gift of John B. Priser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1986.0988.199Accession Number: 1986.0988Catalog Number: 1986.0988.199

Object Name: electronic calculatorOther Terms: electronic calculator; Handheld

Physical Description: aluminum (case material)plastic (carrying case; keys; button material)glass (display material)Measurements: overall: 1/8 in x 3 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in; .3175 cm x 8.5725 cm x 5.715 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746af-7895-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_334613

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