Montgomery Ward P201 Handheld Electronic Calculator (Model Number DAN-8569A)

Montgomery Ward P201 Handheld Electronic Calculator (Model Number DAN-8569A)

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This handheld electronic calculator has a plastic case with metal keyboard and twenty-four rounded rectangular plastic keys. These include an array of ten white digit keys and five black keys for the four arithmetic operations and percentage. Decimal point, exchange, clear entry/clear, equals, four memory functions, and D (display) keys are red. A red LED display for eight digits and a decimal point is behind the keys and a battery compartment at the top. A mark above the display reads: MONTGOMERY (/) WARD P201. A power jack is along the back edge.
A silver-colored paper tag on the back gives operating instructions. It reads at the top: MONTGOMERY (/) WARD. It also reads near there: P201 MEMORY CALCULATOR (/) OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS. It reads near the bottom: DAN-8659A (/) Model No. It also reads there: 47X-47654 (/) Serial No. The bottom of this tag reads: Assembled in U.S.A.
Compare the APF Mark 25 (1986.0988.165).
The calculator was made for Montgomery Ward by APF Electronics.
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 102.
Online Datamath Calculator Museum, accessed August 29, 2014.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1975
APF Electronics
place made
United States
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; key cover material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry material)
plastic (sticker material)
overall: 1 in x 3 in x 6 in; 2.54 cm x 7.62 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Still have a working P201 Calculator since 1976.

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