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Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86


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Prototype first pocket calculator

A prototype of the first pocket calculator, developed by Mr. Merryman, Mr. Kilby and Mr. Van Tassel at Texas Instruments. The prototype, now enshrined at the Smithsonians National Museum of American History, was code-named Cal Tech; this model was presented to P.E. Haggerty, the companys president at the time.

Credit: National Museum of American History

Jerry Merryman, a self-taught electrical engineer who helped design the first pocket calculator, died on Feb. 27 in Dallas. He was 86.

From The New York Times
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