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Hewlett-Packard History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Hewlett-Packard?

Hewlett-Packard Company was founded by William Hewlett and David Packard.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Hewlett-Packard?

Hewlett-Packard Company started its first design and development efforts in September 1938.

When was Hewlett-Packard launched commercially?

Hewlett-Packard Company was launched commercially in January 1939.

When was Hewlett-Packard incorporated?

Hewlett-Packard Company was incorporated in August 1947.

When did Hewlett-Packard go public?

Hewlett-Packard Company went public in November 1957 on the NYSE.

Where was/is Hewlett-Packard headquartered?

Hewlett-Packard Company was/is headquartered in Palo Alto, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Hewlett-Packard?


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What was the version 1 of Hewlett-Packard's first product like?

NOV 1938

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Hewlett-Packard?

1938 to 1941

1942 to 1945

1946 to 1949

1950 to 1953

1954 to 1957

What were some of the extra materials about Hewlett-Packard?

1939 JUL Patent Application.pdf

1939 JUL US2268872A Patent Application

1984 MAR Interview with David Packard