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Maker:
Magellan Systems Corporation  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
metal (part: material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 in x 8 3/4 in x 2 in; 12.7 cm x 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
global positioning system receiver
Date made:
1988
Description:
The Magellan Corporation, founded in 1986, worked to develop a handheld, battery-powered GPS receiver for the civilian market. Launched in 1988, the NAV 1000 was the first hand-held receiver introduced to the consumer market. Magellan anticipated that people would use these devices for hiking, boating and other recreational purposes.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
from Gary Barta
ID Number:
2010.0118.01
Accession number:
2010.0118
Catalog number:
2010.0118.01
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Time and Navigation
Measuring & Mapping
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-a096-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1405613