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Texas Instruments Money Manager Handheld Electronic Calculator

Texas Instruments Money Manager Handheld Electronic Calculator

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This handheld electronic calculator is similar to the TI Business Analyst II. It has a black plastic case with an array of forty small brown rectangular plastic keys. The function of the keys is indicated on the keyboard. In addition to ten digit keys, a decimal point key, and a change sign key, the calculator has a total key and four arithmetic function keys. Other keys are for on/clear, off, and "2nd" (pushed to activate the “dual function” indicated on the keyboard below most of the function keys). The calculator has a variety of statistical, business, and mathematical functions, and limited memory.
Text above the keys reads: TI Money Manager. Text behind this reads: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS. Behind this is an eight-digit LED display. The jack for a charger/adapter is on the right side of the calculator.
Text on the back of the calculator reads: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS (/) electronic calculator (/) SERIAL NO. (/) 054123 LTA 5077 (/) ASSEMBLED IN USA. A sticker on the battery compartment indicates that the calculator was sold by T. K. Enterprises in Lawndale, California. The compartment itself is designed for a nine-volt battery.
There are no screws to easily take apart the calculator. The device has a black plastic zippered case with a loop.
Compare the TI Business Analyst II (1986.0988.087) and the TI-30 (1986.0988.348). Ball & Flamm give a 1977 price of $16.95.
Reference:
Guy Ball and Bruce Flamm, The Complete Collector’s Guide to Pocket Calculators, Tustin, CA: Wilson/Barnett, 1997, p. 159.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
1977
maker
Texas Instruments
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; carrying case material)
metal (keyboard; circuitry; zipper material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 7.9375 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.054
catalog number
1986.0988.054
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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