Datamath TI-2500-II Electronic Calculator, circa 1974

Summary

The Texas Instruments TI-2500 "Datamath" was TI's first electronic calculator and one of the most important consumer calculators of the 1970s. Produced beginning in 1972, the Datamath made complicated calculations accessible to many people. Because of the Datamath's popularity and ease of use, electronic calculators began to replace the heavy mechanical adding machines previously used in small businesses.

The Texas Instruments TI-2500 "Datamath" was TI's first electronic calculator and one of the most important consumer calculators of the 1970s. Produced beginning in 1972, the Datamath made complicated calculations accessible to many people. Because of the Datamath's popularity and ease of use, electronic calculators began to replace the heavy mechanical adding machines previously used in small businesses.

Artifact

Calculator

Date Made

circa 1974

Keywords

Calculators 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2001.31.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of William S. Pretzer

Material

Plastic
Metal

Dimensions

Height: 2.875 in  (product package)

Width: 4.375 in  (product package)

Length: 9.375 in  (product package)

Inscriptions

Top of product package: TI-2500-II / TEXAS INSTRUMENTS / ELECTRONIC CALCULATOR

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