Radio Shack EC-267 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Radio Shack EC-267 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This thin, relatively flat handheld electronic calculator has a black plastic case and an array of twenty-four rectangular plastic keys. The ten digit keys and decimal point key are white. The total key, four arithmetic function keys, four memory keys, change sign key, % key, and square root key are black. The clear/clear entry key is red. The on/off switch is to the left on the top row of keys.
Behind the keyboard is an eight-digit LCD display. Text behind it reads: Radio Shack (/) statesman thin LCD. The calculator has no jack for a power adapter.
At the top of the back is a compartment for two AA batteries. Stickers inside it read: 61885 and: 6AO. A sticker below the battery compartment on the back reads: Radio Shack (/) Cat. No. : 65-674 (/) Model : EC-267 (/) DC 3V (‘AA’ Cell x 2) (/) Custom Mfd. in Hong Kong for Radio Shack, (/) A Division of Tandy Corporation.
According to a 1981 Catalog, this was a new model for Radio Shack in 1981.
Reference:
Radio Shack, A Tandy Company, 1981 Catalog No. 328, p. 164, accessed September 22, 2014, at radioshackcatalogs.com.. The price listed for the calculator is $14.95.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
Other Terms
electronic calculator; Handheld
date made
1981
maker
Tandy Corporation
place made
China: Hong Kong
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (stickers material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in x 3/8 in;.9525 cm x 6.985 cm x.9525 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.045
catalog number
1986.0988.045
accession number
1986.0988
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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