Lloyd's E805 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Lloyd's E805 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This handheld electronic calculator has a tan plastic case, twenty roughly rectangular plastic buttons, and a plastic display cover. In addition to ten digit keys, a clear key, a decimal point key, two memory keys, and four arithmetic function keys, it has (although the labels are missing on this example) a percentage key and a total key. The on/off switch is behind the keys. Next to it a label reads: LLOYD’S (/) ACCUMATIC 40. Behind this is an eight-digit LCD display, with a window behind this to admit light. An owner's mark above the display reads: $5.00.
At the base of the back is a battery compartment that would hold two batteries. A worn sticker above it reads: LLOYD’S ELECTRONICS, INC. (/) COMPTON, CALIF., U.S.A. (/) MODEL E805 CALCULATOR (/) SE... NO. 103220 (/) Assembled in MEXICO (/) Primarily UNITED STATES parts.
For further information about Lloyd’s Electronics, Inc., see 1986.0988.218.
Reference:
[Advertisement], Los Angeles Times, November 16, 1974, p. 9. Calculator introduced for $59.95. Now selling for $29.99. Offered in Business Week and, under a different name, in The Wall Street Journal and in Forbes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
Other Terms
electronic calculator; Handheld
date made
ca 1974
maker
Lloyd's Electronics
place made
Mexico
Physical Description
plastic (case; display cover; keys material)
metal (circuitry material)
paper (sticker material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in x 6 in; 3.81 cm x 8.255 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.123
accession number
1986.0988
catalog number
1986.0988.123
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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