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. . . and Preserving Yesterday's Technology, for Tomorrow.
The Only Known Surviving IME 84M
Now on display at The Museum of Trailing-Edge Technology
Image taken from the September 24, 1965
SMAU Tradeshow book (click here).
NOTE: This is, at present, the only known print image of the IME 84M. The Museum of Trailing-Edge Technology tracked down the 1965 SMAU exhibition catalog in a used bookstore in Italy.
Note that in this IME 84M image, and in the museum's specimen, all the memory buttons are conspicuously missing. For example, the white memory-register button to the left of the yellow register button is completely missing in both the print image and the museum's specimen.
Supporting these lack of memory buttons in both the print ad and the museum's specimen, vintagecalculators.com reports that in the March 1966 issue (6 months later) of Office Methods and Machines:
IME 84M: "a simplified version of the IME 84RC for use when no storage facilities are required."
TRANSLATION OF THE ABOVE
"Simplified version of the IME 84, of which it retains the same brilliant characteristics and was created to offer, thanks to its lower price, the proven advantages of electronic computing to an increasing category of users."
NOTE: Apparently most buyers were willing to pay extra for the one memory in the IME 84. This apparent marketing misjudgment resulted in the IME 84M becoming the rarest of the three IME 84 models (84, 84M and 84RC). Also, this specimen revealed that the "M" in "84M" stands for "Minor."
1965 Germany Phone Books
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