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National Semiconductor 102C Handheld Electronic Calculator

National Semiconductor 102C Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This credit card-sized calculator has a metal case with twenty-three rectangular plastic keys and plastic trim. The keys include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, and four memory keys. In addition, the calculator has a clear entry/clear key, a square root key, and a % key. Above the keys on the left is the eight-digit LCD display. A mark below it reads: NSC National Semiconductor 102C. Left of the display are three circles as well as on and off buttons.
Text at the bottom of the back reads: NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION MIDVALE, UTAH 84047 MADE IN TAIWAN.
Compare the National Semiconductor 199 (1986.0988.309), a calculator of similar size. This model has a square root key.
Reference:
[Advertisement], Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, April 10, 1980, p. 9. Calculator price listed as $12.47.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1980
maker
National Semiconductor Corporation
place made
Taiwan
Physical Description
metal (case material)
plastic (keys; trim; buttons material)
Measurements
overall: 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/4 in;.635 cm x 9.2075 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.308
catalog number
1986.0988.308
accession number
1986.0988
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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