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IME 26 Desktop Calculator

Image Courtesy Frank Philipse

The IME 26 was a lower-cost follow-on to the IME 84 and IME 86 first-generation electronic calculators from the Italian calculator manufacturer IME (Industria Macchine Elettroniche). The 26 utilizes the same transistorized logic and magnetic core memory architecture as its predecessors. The machine has twelve digits of capacity, with adjustable fixed decimal point logic. It provides the four basic math functions, and a single accumulating memory register. The machine appears to have been introduced sometime in the 1967 to 1968 timeframe, though at this time the timing is unsure. For more information, see the Operator's Manual.