Our documentation volunteer Pat Green continues to organize the library and forwards items of interest for hosting on our website. These new pages were added this past month.
155-0022-00 Sweep Circuit IC
2200 Family Marketing Presentation (video)
4100 / 4200 Series Graphic Terminals
A History of the Analog Cathode Ray Oscilloscope
Biographical Information of Officers and Directors 1971
CRT Time Capsule
Early Years Publications
Tektronix Brochure 1963
Test & Measurement Publications
New engineers have been added to Eng V/Chief Eng/Fellows
New award winners have been added to Eng Groups/Recognition/Awards
New employees have been added to "Information and Resources" > "Employees"
Pat inventoried items in the CRT Time Capsule and wrote a great description for each. There is a lot of history and technology represented in those items so we would encourage you to view our CRT Time Capsule page a great look back at CRTs.
The History of the Analog Cathode Ray Oscilloscope is an interesting read. This document was written by Oliver Dalton and Lionel Kreps as part of a larger A History of Electronic Instrumentation and Measurements which was never published. The document was in a rough draft form and John Addis cleaned up the documentation and Dave Brown cleaned up the draft illustrations.
A recent addition to the exhibits is the first Emmy presented to Tektronix in 1984 for "Continued technical excellence and leadership in television test, measurement, and monitoring technology". The Emmy was presented on September 11, 1984 in New York City. We would encourage you to view our Emmy Awards page for a complete list of Emmys presented to Tektronix and subsidiaries.
This month we would like to feature another volunteer Dave Brown. Dave was hired out of college into the Information Display Group in Wilsonville in 1976. There he had many different careers as an electrical engineer, software engineer, project leader, engineering manager, division engineering manager, and division manufacturing manager. In the mid-90s the Video and Networking Division was formed and Dave took the role of Vice President of Manufacturing and Factory Service until the division was sold in 1999. He then became Vice President of Central Engineering for Tektronix until his retirement in 2010. Dave has been associated with vintageTEK since the beginning. His initial focus was restoring and putting the Information Display products on exhibit and expanding the web store. Since the move his main efforts have been to expand the website, publish these monthly news emails, develop external communications, and do a few restorations.
Please visit our web site and stop by in person if you are in the area for a tour of the museum. We will offer tours on days we are not open, if possible, and have been doing quite a few lately for various groups and organizations. If you have an item, story, documentation, photos, or videos, please contact us. If you have time to contribute, we'd love to have you as a volunteer. Stop by to discuss opportunities and needs.