Artifact Details

Title

Desk calculator

Catalog Number

102703574

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1965

Manufacturer

General Microelectronics Inc. (GMe)

Place Manufactured

Santa Clara, CA, USA

Identifying Numbers

Model number 3900

Dimensions

overall: 7 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in x 20 1/2 in

Description

The model 3900 is a desktop calculator with a 4" x 2.5" cathode ray tube display. This is a production version of the first calculator designed and built by General Microelectronics Inc. (GMe) using MOS technology ICs for sale by Victor Comptometer Corporation. The front panel nameplate indicates that this is one of a shipment of machines returned by Victor after the acquisition of GMe by Philco Ford and rebranded for resale by the latter company. The engineering prototype of this model is in the CHM collection under catalog number 102682056.

Category

Calculator/electronic

Credit

Gift of Phil Carlson

Lot Number

X7671.2016