Category: Electronics

First president to be televised


“President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated the [1939 New York World’s] fair, thereby becoming the first president to be televised.”

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HP formed


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP images

(shows a slightly-newer-than-1939 200B)

Hewlett-Packard Company was formalized in January 1939 in the bay area of California. The impetus was the sale of their Model 200B audio oscillators to Hollywood-based Walt Disney Studios. The duo’s product was used in monitoring sound equipment for the then-in-production Fantasia movie.

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