Looking though the archives of the New York Times today. Thought I would see what happened on my birthday (April 6, 1960).
Saw this advertisement for a reconditioned calculator and typewriter.
In today's dollars $199.50 for the calculator would be $1,604.30 and the typewriter would be $956.95.
I think I will take today's technology, thank you.
This was a fun excercise, by the way. The site has all the issues prior to 1980---no charge!