The vintageTEK fundraiser to purchase a microfiche scanner is progressing well with over 70 contributors donating nearly $4500 towards our $6000 goal as of April 15, 2018. The museum is very hopeful we will reach the goal and be able to purchase the scanner. Thanks to all who have contributed to this campaign.
If you would like to make a general or specific donation to the museum you can do so with a credit card or Paypal on our donation page. You can also mail a check to the museum, or make a cash, check, or credit card donation in person at the museum during our regular open hours.
The museum is proud to once again be able to sell the "My Years At Tektronix" book written by Tektronix co-founder Miles Tippery. Miles was one of the four initial investors in Tektronix and worked there from the beginning until 1953. This 326 page book is an extract of his autobiography dealing with the years he was at Tektronix.
It is different from the 40th anniversary book in that this is his personal perspective of the early years and his, Jack's and Howard's contribution to the company. Miles assumed the role of operations manager dealing with procurement, manufacturing, and operations and describes the challenges and accomplishments of surviving first with no revenue and then the significant growth once the 511 was released. Since this is part of his autobiography, his story includes a detailed description of life in the post-war Portland and the Pacific Northwest at large where he built his own house and struggled with the challenges of raising a family.
This book is exclusively available from vintageTEK and we have done a limited second printing. The book is available on our eBay store for only $25 plus shipping and handling. Buy yours today.
We also have limited copies of the 40th anniversary books also available on our eBay store. In addition we have a DVD containing 3 hours of interviews with Howard at his home that was done in preparation for the 40th anniversary book. This DVD is also an exclusive from the vintageTEK museum and is available on the eBay store.