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An Enduring Mark: HP Logo 20-Year Pin
Twenty years after it was first trademarked, Hewlett-Packard was still using its original logo. The milestone was commemorated by this pin.
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An Outstanding Oscillator
Listen to Bill describe the success of HP’s original oscillator and its role for a major Disney movie. He discussed the innovative product with author Jane Morgan during a 1969 interview.
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Arthur Clarke’s 9100A from Hewlett-Packard
The 9100A programmable calculator captured the popular imagination about what was possible in a way few technological breakthroughs ever achieve. In 1967, when Barney Oliver (left) and Bill Hewlett (c ...
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At Stanford: HP’s Expansion in 1960
Women employees at the Stanford Research Park plant in Palo Alto made use of carousels, which made the “next bench” much closer for the assembly technician. In 1960, Hewlett-Packard both expanded its ...
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Bill Talks HP History
Thirty years after Hewlett-Packard was born, Bill reflected on the company’s earliest days. Check out his interview with author Jane Morgan as part of Palo Alto’s 75th anniversary celebration. ...
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Blink of an Eye: HP 196B
Hewlett-Packard entered the market for oscilloscopes in the mid-1950s. They would become an important part of the company’s business for decades. The 196B oscilloscope camera could photograph blips on ...
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Booming Production
Bill and Dave assembled Hewlett-Packard’s first oscillators themselves. By the mid-twentieth century the company had thousands of employees, including this woman, who assembled one of the company’s up ...
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Breaking the Inequality Loop
In 1968, HP’s diversity efforts underwent a dramatic shift when the company moved from a policy of nondiscrimination to actively working to improve minority representation at HP. To help explain the e ...
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Calculating Change: 1960s HP 9100A Ads
The notion of a computing machine so small and cheap it could qualify as an individual or personal device was hard to grasp in the 1960s. Hewlett-Packard ads were designed to make the 9100 seem both c ...
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Celebrating Life’s Milestones at HP
Office camaraderie extended beyond work tasks. Hewlett-Packard employees have a long history of celebrating life’s major milestones, including baby showers for some women coworkers.