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A Deal with Disney: HP 200B Oscillator
Modified versions of Hewlett-Packard’s 200A oscillator for specific applications went into production almost simultaneously with the 200A itself. Perhaps the most famous modification was the 200B, a c ...
A Fantastic First Ad: HP’s First Magazine Ad
Hewlett-Packard’s first magazine ad appeared in the November 1939 issue of Electronics, showcasing the Model 200B audio oscillator. This product would notably be used by Walt Disney Studios to test so ...
Addison Avenue: Perfect Opportunity
While Bill and Dave were preparing to start their own company, Bill wrote to Dave about a property on Addison Avenue in Palo Alto, California, that could serve as a residence and a workspace. The Addi ...
Addison Avenue: Restored Workbench
Part of the garage’s restoration process included outfitting an original workbench, complete with 200A and 200B oscillators.
An Early Benchmark at Addison Avenue
The Addison Avenue garage proved to be a successful space for Dave Packard and Bill Hewlett to develop technology. Their 200A audio oscillators and 200B oscillators found a home on the workbench.
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 ...
Dialing in an Early Victory: HP 205A
The 205A, seen here being tested by Dave Packard, was higher power than the company’s original 200A oscillator. With the demand for radio equipment soon to come from World War II, it was perhaps Hewle ...
Hewlett-Packard’s First Patent
Hewlett-Packard filed for its first product patent — on Bill Hewlett’s oscillator model — in 1939. It was granted on January 6, 1942.
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 ...
HP’s First Product: The 200A
The 200A oscillator used a design breakthrough Bill Hewlett had developed at Stanford to offer a greater level of accuracy than the best oscillators then available on the market for a fraction of the ...