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Greg Meyer Taser Collection, 1965-2009

Donor:
Meyer, Greg
Creator:
Cover, Jack
Physical description:
.3 cu. ft. : 1 box
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Design drawings
Eulogies
Notes
Patents
Photographs
Test reports
Date:
1965
1965-2009
1950-2000
20th century
Notes:
Jack Cover, a NASA scientist, started experimenting with the invention that eventually became the TASER (an acronym for Thomas A. Swift Electric Rifle) in the late 1960s. In the 1970s it was adopted by the Los Angeles Police Department as an alternative to lethal weapons in subduing supsects.
Summary:
Papers relating to the invention, development, use and popularization of the TASER, a nonlethal weapon invented by Jack Cover. The collection includes biographical information about Cover, Cover's initial concept paper, design drawings, notes and writings, photographs, papers relating to the patenting of the TASER, test results, training materials on the use of the TASER, articles and printed materials, and a eulogy.
Cite as:
Greg Meyer Taser Collection, 1965-2009, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Nonlethal weapons
Stun guns
Weapons
TASER
Local number:
2013.3070 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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