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Hewlett Packard

William (Bill) Hewlett and David (Dave) Packard both graduated in electrical engineering from Stanford University in 1934. The company originated in a garage in nearby Palo Alto during a fellowship they had with a past professor, Frederick Terman at Stanford during the Great Depression. Terman was considered a mentor to them in forming Hewlett-Packard.

The partnership was formalized on January 1, 1939 with an investment of US$538. Hewlett and Packard tossed a coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett. Packard won the coin toss but named their electronics manufacturing enterprise the "Hewlett-Packard Company".
 

Timeline for Hewlett Packard :

Date Event
1 Jan 1939 Hewlett Packard Founded
Mar 1980 News Article : Rolls-Royce among calculators here
Apr 1981 News Article : Fully-programmable HP-41CV hs big capacity boost
10 May 1984 Hewlett Packard release the HP 110 Portable / Laptop


Hardware Products

HP-71B Programmable Calculator

HP-71B Programmable Calculator
Unknown
The HP-71B was a small handheld computer/calculator programmable in BASIC, featuring both QWERTY and calculator/numeric keypads.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP-34C Programmable Scientific Calculator

HP-34C Programmable Scientific Calculator
Unknown
The HP-34C is a programmable scientific calculator.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP Visualize 8160L

HP Visualize 8160L
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1900

HP iPAQ Pocket PC h1900
Unknown
Processor Samsung S3C2410 266 MHz Random Access Memory (RAM) 56 MB main memory HP iPAQ file store (nonvolatile memory) 14 MB storage (not available in Korean, Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Simpl...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Portable Computer

HP Jornada 540

HP Jornada 540
Unknown
Processor- 133 MHz 32-bit Hitachi SH3 processor Memory- 16 MB RAM16 MB ROM Display- 240 x 320 pixels LCD CSTN backlit User Interface- Pen-and-touch interface (stylus included) Dimensions- 5.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : PDA

HP F1015A DOS-compatible cable

HP F1015A DOS-compatible cable
Unknown
For connecting HP Palmtop PCs and HP-48 to DOS PCs.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 11C

HP 11C
Unknown
The Hewlett Packard HP-11C was a mid range scientific programmable calculator.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP 9830A

HP 9830A
1972
The HP 9830A was the top model in the first generation of HP's 9800 range.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

Hewlett Packard HP-35

Hewlett Packard HP-35
1972
The HP-35 was Hewlett-Packard's first pocket calculator and the world's first scientific pocket calculator (a calculator with trigonometric and exponential functions).

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP 9885S Disk Drive

HP 9885S Disk Drive
1976
Introduced by HP in 1976, the 9885S was a modular 8-inch floppy disc drive originally introduced for the HP 9825A.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 9885M Disk Drive

HP 9885M Disk Drive
1976
Introduced by HP in 1976, the 9885M was a modular 8-inch floppy disc drive originally introduced for the HP 9825A.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 9825A

HP 9825A
1976
The HP 9825A (AKA the 9800 series model 25) was a powerful fully algebraic desktop calculator.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP 9825B

HP 9825B
1976
The HP 9825B was a powerful fully algebraic desktop calculator.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Calculator

HP 9871A Printer

HP 9871A Printer
1976
Large and very heavy printer that originally retailed for $3740 in 1975, for use with the 98X5 series of computers and calculators.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab

HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab
1979
The HP 5036A Microprocessor Lab is was a learning tool used to teach students and engineers about the use and maintenance of a microprocessor.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

Hewlett Packard HP-85

Hewlett Packard HP-85
1980
Similar in appearance to the IBM 5100 from five years earlier in 1975, the Hewlett-Packard HP-85 is an all-in-one portable computer system with a built-in keyboard, 5-inch screen, thermal printer, tap...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 9845B

HP 9845B
1980
Although the Label on the machine says HP9845B, this is in fact the expanded version HP9845T, with two cartridge drives, and a thermal printer, 192KBytes of LPU R/W memory and also graphics support.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 9826A

HP 9826A
1981
The all-in-one HP 9826 computer was the successor of the 9825.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 9826

HP 9826
March 1981
The all-in-one HP 9826 computer was the successor of the 9825.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 9121 Model D Double Disc Drive Unit

HP 9121 Model D Double Disc Drive Unit
1982
Hewlett-Packard 9121 Disc Drive Model DSerial number: 2341A85642Introduced: 1982 The 9121D was a dual, 3.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 7470A Plotter

HP 7470A Plotter
1982
Two pen plotter, originally retailing for $1550, unlike other contemporary plotters,this machine moved the paper for the pens to draw, rather than having to pin the paper down, and move the pens around on a complicated mechanical arm.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 9836

HP 9836
1983
The Hewlett Packard HP 9836 is the ancestor of the actual HP9000 station!

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP Portable Plus

HP Portable Plus
1984
The HP 110 computer, also known as the HP Portable, is a portable MS-DOS computer produced by Hewlett-Packard.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 64000 (64100A)

HP 64000 (64100A)
1984
This was a machine to design hardware and software for a variety of microprocessors.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 110

HP 110
1984
The HP 110 computer (also known as the HP Portable) was released by Hewlett-Packard in 1984.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 2393A Graphics Terminal

HP 2393A Graphics Terminal
July 1985
The 2393A was a modular, monochrome graphics monitor.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP Vectra 05/20

HP Vectra 05/20
December 1989
Model : 01430A...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 88780B - Tape Drive

HP 88780B - Tape Drive
May 1990
Magnetic tape drive for HP mini-computer systems.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP APOLLO 710 WORKSTATION - A1991A

HP APOLLO 710 WORKSTATION - A1991A
1992
This is an HP APOLLO 710 WORKSTATION - A1991A In early January 1992, HP introduced the Model 705, code-named "Bushmaster Snake", and the Model 710, code-named "Bushmaster Junior".

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP OmniBook 300

HP OmniBook 300
1993
The OmniBook 300 was made by the calculator division of HP.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP F1021B Connectivity Kit

HP F1021B Connectivity Kit
November 1994
To connect the HP 100LX and HP 200LX palmtops to any DOS based desktop PC November 1994...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP OmniBook 800CT

HP OmniBook 800CT
1996
The Omnibook 800 was the last of the sub-portable Omnibooks and was the first to come with a Pentium processor.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP OmniBook 5700 CT

HP OmniBook 5700 CT
1997
The HP Omnibook 5700 CT is a laptop created by HP.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP 320LX Palmtop PC - Microsoft CEO Summit Edition

HP 320LX Palmtop PC - Microsoft CEO Summit Edition
May 1997
This is a special edition of the standard HP 320LX that has been branded with the Microsoft CEO Summit logo on the top left hand of the case.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Portable Computer

HP 320LX Palmtop PC

HP 320LX Palmtop PC
May 1997
The HP 320LX is a palmtop computer that runs Windows CE 1.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Portable Computer

HP 620LX Palmtop PC

HP 620LX Palmtop PC
1998
The HP 620LX is a palmtop computer that runs Windows CE 2.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

VGA- Out PC Card - HP300 & 600

VGA- Out PC Card - HP300 & 600
1998
Card to give VGA output to the HP300 and 600 Series machines...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Peripheral

HP 9000 800/ F20

HP 9000 800/ F20
1998
A machine in the huge range of workstation and server machines.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP OmniBook XE2

HP OmniBook XE2
1999
The HP OmniBook XE2 is a laptop computer release in 1999.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP Jornada 548

HP Jornada 548
2000
The Jornada 540 series was one of the original models of Pocket PC, when the platform was first announced.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer

HP Compaq TC1100

HP Compaq TC1100
2003
The HP Compaq TC1100 was a Tablet PC sold by Hewlett-Packard.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Computer


Software Products

HP Legal Elite Font Cartridge

HP Legal Elite Font Cartridge
Unknown
-Laserjet -Laserjet PLUS/500 PLUS -Laserjet Series II -Laserjet 2000 ...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

HP Prestige Elite Font Cartridge

HP Prestige Elite Font Cartridge
Unknown
...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

Insight Development Corporation

Insight Development Corporation
Unknown
Insight Development Corporation...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

Microsoft MS-DOS 5 for Hewlett Packard PC

Microsoft MS-DOS 5 for Hewlett Packard PC
Unknown
Microsoft MS-DOS 5 for Hewlett Packard PCIncludes 5.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

HP 300 Series Palmtop PC CD-ROM

HP 300 Series Palmtop PC CD-ROM
1997
Contains:HP PIM Translation UtilityHP Registration SoftwarewBonus Software Applications...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

HP 360LX Palmtop PC CD-ROM

HP 360LX Palmtop PC CD-ROM
October 1997
Supplied for the HP 320LX Palmtop...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software

Y2K Toolbox

Y2K Toolbox
1999
Y2K Toolbox was produced by Hewlett Packard for HP 9000 computers.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Software


Promotional Items

HP Large Screen CRT Displays leaflet

HP Large Screen CRT Displays leaflet
Unknown
12 page promotional leaflet: Reference models: 1304A 1310A 1311A 1317A 1321A...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Promotional Item

HP1000 Family News

HP1000 Family News
December 1978
The HP 2100 was a series of minicomputers produced by Hewlett-Packard (HP) from the mid-1960s to early 1990s.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Promotional Item

HP 2700 Series Color Graphics Terminals Colour leaflet

HP 2700 Series Color Graphics Terminals Colour leaflet
July 1982
High Performance Color Graphics Terminals HP 27000 model numbers: 50 55 60 65 4 page colour promotional leaflet reference 5953-2093 July 1982...

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Promotional Item

HP 2700 Series Color Graphics Terminals leaflet

HP 2700 Series Color Graphics Terminals leaflet
July 1982
HP 2700 Series High Performance Color Graphics Terminals leaflet Models 50.

Manufacturer : Hewlett Packard
Type : Promotional Item


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