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The Memotech MTX Series

The Memotech Library

Published Information on the MTX Series

Memotech Computers / M.C.L. Items

 

This page contains items published by Memotech Computers, and Memotech Computers Limited, such as printed "flyers" sent to existing customers, advertising copy, etc.

A word about quality : these items come from a range of sources and while all are easily readable, some have rather better quality than others. If you have better copies than I have posted here, if you send me a copy, I will update the site.

 

Memotech Printed "Flyers"

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The first publicity picture of the MTX500?

Announcing the MTX500 at the Earls Court Computer Fair in June 1983, if you went to the Memotech stand, you could enter a competition to win one by getting a High Score on one of the few MTX games available at the launch. You can see that the MTX keyboard decoration is quite different from the released version of the computer.

Pictures from Bradford Timeline's photo stream

"Memotech MTX512" - The original Memotech Brochure

This brochure was sent to me by Memotech when I was first looking to buy an MTX

Scanned at 600 dpi and converted to PDF - this PDF is 42MB

Click the image to open a PDF of the four page document which shows the technical specs :-

You can download a smaller version of the file from the links at the bottom of this page.

"Memotech DMX80" - Printer Brochure

I think that this brochure may have been included with my original Memotech MTX512 computer.

Scanned at 600 dpi and converted to PDF - this PDF is 21MB

Click the image to open a PDF of the two page document which shows the technical specs

"Memotech DMX80" - Printer Brochure

This brochure was produced for the US market

Courtesy of Jim Wills

Click the image to open a PDF of the two page document which shows the technical specs

"Memotech MTX Series" - Advert showing the MTX/FDX combination with technical specs on the rear

Again, I think that this brochure probably came with my original MTX512

Scanned at 600 dpi and converted to PDF - this PDF is 21MB

Click the image to open a PDF of the two page document which shows the technical specs

"Memotech 5.25" Disc System" - the SDX option with 1 or 2 external floppy disk drives

Downloaded from Andy Key's Memotech Products page

Advert originally courtesy of Jim Wills

Click the image to open a PDF of the two page document which shows the technical specs

"Memotech Single Disc Drives" - a range of reduced cost drives for the MTX

Memotech "flyer" sent to customers, probably around April 1985, when it was reviewed in Memopad

Courtesy of Jim Wills

A sales brochure for Memotech computers, seen with an MTX500 sold on ebay in November 2013.

I had not seen this brochure before, but given that it features the original MTX512 and calls a single disk FDX unit an "SDX", it is probably around mid 1984, before the smaller form factor SDX was released.

Courtesy of Arthur Leigh

"Continental Software - Catalogue 1"

Includes some never released games, such as "Flight Simulator" and "The Train Game"

Courtesy of Arthur Leigh

"Toado" - Game advert

Continental Software - Artwork by Nicholas Mynheer

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

"Chess" - Game advert

Continental Software - Artwork by Nicholas Mynheer

Courtesy of Cam Johnson

"Draughts" - Game advert

Continental Software - Artwork by Nicholas Mynheer

Courtesy of Cam Johnson  

"Thank you for your interest", Memotech enquiry acknowledgement from 1983, stating availability dates for the MTX500 (September 1983) and MTX512 (October 1983)

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

"Thank you for your enquiry", Memotech enquiry acknowledgement from 1983, probably some time after the one above as the letter head now shows the updated Memotech logo and the MTX computer logo.

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

An example of the Service and Guarantee cards sent out with a new MTX computer

Courtesy of Claus Baekkel

  Memotech Retail Price List, August 1984


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth
  Memotech Software Price List


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth 
  CP/M 2.2 License Agreement - Digital Research, 1982


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth
  CP/M 2.2 Registration Card for Memotech Computers - Digital Research, 1982


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth
  NewWord Registration Card for Memotech Computers - Memotech


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth 
  SuperCalc Registration Card for Memotech Computers - Sorcim


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth  
  SuperCalc Answer Card - Sorcim


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth   
  Guarantee Card for Memotech Computers - similar serial number, but a different format to Claus's


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth 
  Registration Card for Memotech Computers - a different format to Claus's


Courtesy of Jan Seyfarth  

An interesting snippet from the Memotech archives, a copy of Memotech's Despatch Records from late September & early October 1983. Mainly ZX81 peripherals, but also probably some of the very first MTX orders shipped.

The reverse of the pages contains a handwritten list of disk systems (probably FDX) exported to various countries up until October 1985 - see below

Courtesy of Tony Brewer

Memotech Customer Newsletter - March 1984

Sent to customers about 3 months after the MTX500/512 was generally available

Courtesy of Paul Daniels

Memotech Technical Support reply to a customer query

Letter dated 5th July 1984

Courtesy of Claus Baekkel

Memotech User Club change of address (from Burnley to Nelson) notice sent out by Memotech Limited

 

Dated 11th July 1985

 

Courtesy of Claus Baekkel

Memotech Dealer Pricelist - 16th September 1985

Showing the full Memotech range with dealer margins and bulk discounts

Also available in its original colour

Courtesy of Tony Brewer

Another interesting snippet from Tony - handwritten notes on the back of the Memotech despatch notes provided above. The notes list the dates and numbers of "Disc Systems" supplied to various countries from April 1984 to October 1985. These were probably mostly, if not all, FDX systems, through the entire production run, up until Memotech were in serious difficulty before the factory closed in February 1986. Sales to Germany outnumbered the combined total of the others.   

Courtesy of Tony Brewer

   
Denmark 86
Norway 156
Finland 223
Italy 331
Germany 892

Memopix Video Wall Brochure

This brochure was produced by Memotech Computers Limited, and I think must have been after Memotech decided to market the Video Walls themselves, rather than sell them through their distributor - in the UK, this had been Cameron Video Systems.

The brochure includes a block diagram of components in the later Video Wall systems.

Courtesy of Andy Key

 

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