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Getting an Autograf
Hewlett-Packard’s first foray into printing — and the company’s first acquisition — was FL Moseley Company of California, which became the Moseley division of Hewlett-Packard. (Fittingly, FL Moseley C ...
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Greeting Employees: A Dialogue with Dave
Bill and Dave were big proponents of personally meeting with employees of all levels. By the 1960s, the founders greeted even more women during their rounds. Female employees continued to hold roles a ...
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Hanging Out with Hoover: Visits to HP HQ
Former U.S. President Herbert Hoover visited Hewlett-Packard’s Palo Alto headquarters on July 2, 1960. As a Stanford-educated engineer, successful businessman and noted humanitarian, he would have muc ...
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Hewlett-Packard Creates Dynac
In 1956, Hewlett-Packard created Dynac — renamed Dymec in 1958 — to work on systems in which multiple products were combined to carry out a specific purpose, such as radar simulators for missile devel ...
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Hewlett-Packard’s Oscillator Ashtray
Even as Hewlett-Packard grew to be a global operation and a world-renowned leader in R&D, the company remembered its roots. This ashtray from Hewlett-Packard’s first boardroom featured a diagram of th ...
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HP 9100A: The Premiere of the PC
One of the most important inventions of the twentieth century, the 9100A was the world’s first commercially available programmable desktop calculator and the first commercial scientific calculator, me ...
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HP at Fourth Tokyo International Trade Fair
Two women worked the Hewlett-Packard exhibit at the Fourth Tokyo International Trade Fair. The booth featured a scale model of the company’s main plant. “The model plus the flanking color transparenci ...
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HP Emphasizes Culture and Community
As part of the HP Way, Bill and Dave sought to build community and positive culture within the company. A key component of their plan was to encourage employees of all ranks to socialize, which includ ...
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HP Engineers at Play
Associates in Hewlett-Packard’s Frequency & Time (F&T) Division could apply their technological knowledge and resources to all sorts of creative activities around the office, including a miniature car ...
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HP Enters Computer Storage Market
Hewlett-Packard first entered the market for producing computer storage solutions with the acquisition of Datamec, Inc. in 1965. Datamec produced magnetic tape recorders such as the SC4400. As a part ...