News Archive - Smith-Corona Marchant & Diehl Agreement
Article announcing marketing agreement by
which Diehl (West Germany) will develop and manufacture
mechanical calculators for Smith-Corona Marchant (SCM) for sale in North
America in the SCM brand. Also included in the agreement is cooperative engineering
and production development between the two companies.
This agreement was the beginning of a long term relationship between the two companies which expanded to include Diehl's electronic calculators, which began with the SCM Cogito 566 PR. The 566 PR was an SCM-badged version of Diehl's first electronic calculator, the Combitron, which was designed and developed for Diehl by Stanley Frankel, the same man who designed and developed SCM's first electronic calculator, the SCM Cogito 240SR. calculator.
The New York Times, December 10, 1961