Artifact Details

Title

Wang Model 500 programmable calculator

Catalog Number

X222.83

Type

Physical object

Date

1970

Manufacturer

Wang Laboratories, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 5000
Other number Feb. 10, 1972 on tag on back
Serial number W2575

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 21 in

Description

The Wang Model 500 Programmable Calculator first conceived of in early 1970 was the offshoot of the Wang 700 (developed in 1968). The first Model 500-0 was sold in 1971 and variations on the Model 500 were sold until 1975. The Model 500 was the first unit to use the Intel Memory chip- as well as the first Wang electronic calculator to use semiconductor memory. Also- the first program to use both printer and display. The December 15- 1970 list price was $2700.. Object consists of calculator and vinyl cover

Category

Calculator: electronic

Credit

Gift of Ocean Data Systems

Lot Number

X222.83