Industria Macchine Elettroniche, Pomezia, Italy
IME was "a company of the Edison group" which produced some of the first all-transistor calculators in the mid-1960s.
Examples of IME calculators
Dating from 1964, the 84rc was one of the first all-transistor calculators, and uses a magnetic core memory.
It is possible to connect remote keyboard and display units so that others could make use of the calculator too, but only one person at a time!
This is a featured calculator.
Hand-held model dating from about 1973.
Compucorp 322G Scientist
labelled for IME.
Note that this example is missing its display shade.
Christopher Kavanau has a collection of photographs of early IME electronic desktop calculators on the 'IME S.p.A. PHOTO ARCHIVE' page of his 'MUSEUM OF TRAILING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY' website. Hover over any picture to read the information about it.
© Text & photographs copyright Nigel Tout 2000-2021 except where noted otherwise.