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Sharp EL-218 Handheld Electronic Calculator

Sharp EL-218 Handheld Electronic Calculator

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Description
This battery-operated handheld electronic calculator has a white plastic case with twenty-three rectangular gray plastic keys. These include ten digit keys, a decimal point key, a total key, four arithmetic function keys, a clear key, a clear entry key, three memory keys, a square root key, and a % key. The on/off switch is to the left on the top row of the keyboard. Behind the keys is an eight-digit LCD display. A tag behind this reads: SHARP (/) ELSI-MATE EL-218.
Pushing along the top edge allows one to open the case, revealing a place for a nine-volt battery. A chip beneath the place for the battery reads: LI2071A (/) SHARP IC2 025. A mark on the back of the case reads in part: ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR (/) EL-218. Further text reads: NO 1V416574 (/) SHARP CORPORATION (/) MADE IN JAPAN BM.
Reference:
[Advertisement], , September 30, 1981, p. K1. Sharp EL-218 selling for $6.00.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
electronic calculator
date made
ca 1981
maker
Sharp Corporation
place made
Japan
Physical Description
plastic (case; keys; display cover material)
metal (interior plate; circuitry material)
Measurements
overall: 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 5 in; 2.2225 cm x 6.0325 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1986.0988.134
accession number
1986.0988
catalog number
1986.0988.134
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Priser
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Handheld Electronic Calculators
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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