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Advertisement for Combo Deal for Monroe 950 Desktop and Monroe 10 Handheld

In 1972, as handheld electronic calculators made their presence in the marketplace felt, sales of some of the earlier desktop-style calculators began to cool off. As a result, Monroe offered a special deal, combining their state of the art Model 20 LED-Display, rechargeable handheld calculator, with the now aging Monroe 950 Nixie-display desktop calculator (circa 1969), for a total price of $600. The Monroe 950 early in its lifetime sold for $1050 by itself. From advertising like this, it was clear that Monroe was trying to unload an inventory of their older-technology calculators by selling them off with the latest and greatest technology, at deep discounts.