Canon Palmtronic 8-T Handheld Electronic Calculator

Canon Palmtronic 8-T Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a brown plastic case with cream-colored ends. It has a bank of ten digit keys, a decimal point key, an SC key, a clear key, a clear indicator (clear entry) key, four function keys, two memory keys, and a total key. Oval buttons are labeled hour, minute, and second. Above the keyboard is an eight-digit vacuum fluorescent display. An AUTO switch and an on/off switch are left of the display. Text above the display reads: SEXAGESIMAL CALCULATOR (/) Canon 8-T.
Text on the back of the case reads: Canon (/) PALMTRONIC 8-T (/) BM. Further text reads: CANON INC. Further text reads: JAPAN.
A socket for an adapter is on the top edge. (This example has no adapter.) A compartment on the back would hold two AA batteries. A sticker on the back of the compartment cover reads: 499563.
The calculator fits in a black plastic sleeve marked: Canon. Both the sleeve and the calculator fit in a black paper box. A sticker on the box reads: $14.99.
An advertisement in the Los Angeles Times describes the Canon Palmtronic 8-T, with AC adapter, as selling for $34.99.
Reference:
Los Angeles Times, November 29, 1976, p. B6.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1976
maker
Canon, Inc.
place made
Japan
Physical Description
plastic (case; display window; sleeve material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (sticker; box material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 3 in x 5 3/4 in; 2.2225 cm x 7.62 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
1987.0435.22
accession number
1987.0435
catalog number
1987.0435.22
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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