Litronix 2260 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Litronix 2260 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This Litronix 2260 handheld electronic calculator has a light tan plastic case and twenty-five rectangular plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a pi key, four arithmetic function keys, and a total key. The top row of the keyboard also has a clear/on key, an off key, and two parentheses keys. The leftmost column of keys includes exponential, square, square root and change sign keys. The display cover is missing from above the eight-digit display, and there is no mark behind this. A socket for the power adapter is along the right edge.
A battery compartment for three batteries is on the back. A large sticker below it reads in part: Litronix 2260 (/) 4 VDC 300MW Serial No. 49160. It also reads in part: Litronix, Inc., Cupertino, CA. Assembled in Malaysia. The right edge of this sticker reads: Property of D. Matteo.
The calculator has a brown leather or imitation leather case with a metal snap.
Advertisements give prices for the calculator ranging from $69.95 initially down to $39.95 in 1976.
For further information about Litronix, see 1986.0988.253. Compare 1986.0988.067.
References:
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, December 7, 1974, p. C4. New Litronix 2260 available for $69.95.
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, January 4, 1976, p. OC_B9. Litronix 1101P selling for $19.95. Litronix 2260 offered for $39.95.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
1974-1976
maker
Litronix
place made
Malaysia
Physical Description
metal (circuitry; snap material)
paper (sticker material)
plastic (case; keys; carrying case material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 3 in x 6 1/2 in; 1.905 cm x 7.62 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.302
catalog number
1986.0988.302
accession number
1986.0988
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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