Artifact Details

Title

Wang LOCI-2

Catalog Number

X520.84

Type

Physical object

Date

1964

Manufacturer

Wang Laboratories, Inc.

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 2AD
Serial number 2856

Dimensions

11 3/4 x 17 3/8 x 17 1/2 in

Description

LOCI (LOgarithmic Calculating Instrument) desktop electronic calculator for scientific applications. First calculator capable of generating logarithms of numbers. New technique in electronics pioneered with LOCI--Concept of hardwiring beyond the basic four functions (+- --*- and /). Hardwiring means circuitry within calculator soldered together so that same function is performed every time a special key is touched- eliminating many steps. Well received in the scientific community- major contribution was to identify need for simpler- less expensive calculator for business and scientific applications. Need was answered by the desktop 300 series in 1965.

Category

Calculator: electronic

Credit

Gift of Wang Laboratories, Inc.

Lot Number

X520.84