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William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers, 1967-1985

Collector:
Stone, William R. 1920-2006
Donor:
Hoffman, Robin
Creator:
Raytheon Company
Physical description:
.6 cu. ft. : 2 boxes
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Design drawings
Graphs
Memorandums
Notes
Patents
Photographs
Reports
Trade literature
Specifications
Date:
1967
1967-1985
20th century
1950-2000
Notes:
Stone was an engineer for Raytheon. He was involved in the invention and development of microwave ovens for industrial uses, such as for ink drying, rubber vulcanization, and later for home use.
Summary:
Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject of microwave safety; and trade literature relating to products for both industrial and home use.
Cite as:
William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers, 1967-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Topic:
Microwave equipment industry
Microwave heating
Microwave oven industry
Microwave ovens
Safety
Engineers
Local number:
2014.3030 (NMAH Acc.)
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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