Smithsonian museums continue to be closed to support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Read a message from our director, and check our website and social media for updates.

Lloyd's 8621 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Lloyd's 8621 Handheld Electronic Calculator

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
This four-function calculator has a metal case the size of a credit card with plastic trim and twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. In addition to ten digit keys, a decimal point key, and a total key, there are four arithmetic function keys, a percentage key, a square root key, four memory keys, an on/clear key, and an off key. At the left top is the eight-digit liquid crystal display. A mark to the right of the display reads: LLOYD’S (/) CARDETTE
A mark stamped on the back of the calculator reads: Modèle/Model No. 8621 (/) Series/Série. 719 (/) DC/C.C. 2x1.5V 0.3mW (/) Lloyd’s Electronics Ltd./Ltée. (/) Hong Kong.
Compare 1987.0435.20.
No advertisements found. Calculator assigned a date on the basis on the date of similar credit card-sized calculators. For further information about Lloyd’s Electronics, Inc., see 1986.0988.218.
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1980
Lloyd's Electronics, Ltd.
place made
China: Hong Kong
Physical Description
metal (case material)
plastic (keys; trim material)
glass (display material)
overall: 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in;.635 cm x 9.525 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
See more items in
Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.

Note: Comment submission on our collection pages is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon!

If you have a question or require a personal response, please visit our FAQ or contact page.