Memory Lane of Electronics industry

Blue Streak, Blue Steel, Skybolt Proceeding As Planned

The Blue Streak project has progressed to the stage when recently two static firings of the complete rocket were successfully carried out at Spadeadam, said Mr Peter Thorneycroft, Aviation Minister. So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 17th 1961…

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New Telephone Cable Between New York And Bermuda

In a week’s time the newest cable repair ship afloat, CS Retriever owned by Cable and Wireless Ltd, is due to leave Southampton on her first assignment off the American coast. So, 53 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 17th 1961…

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Patents Taking Three Years

Patent Office hold-ups was the headline, 53 years ago, on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of May 17th 1961…

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Five Radio Receivers and Two TV Receivers Needed Per 100 People.

UNESCO have issued a report on the subject of mass communication which suggests that the minimal density per 100 inhabitants in underdeveloped areas should be five radio receivers and two television receivers (apart from newspapers and cinemas). So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of…

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Engineers Wanted For Pleasant Country House Location

ELECTRONICS RESEARCH ELECTRONIC ENGINEERS AND PHYSICISTS was, 53 years ago,  the headline of an advertisement in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 12th 1961.   The ad continued: ‘required for interesting research work in a variety of fields at a small research establishment, with the backing of a large industrial…

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The 26 Year-Old Smartwatch

The smart watch thing seems all the rage now but 26 years ago Plessey Semiconductors made a chip for AT&E to put into a communicating wristwatch…

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Hydraulic Hi-Fi

A novel demonstration of a hydraulic ‘loudspeaker’ was an unusual feature of this year’s SBAC Show at Farnborough. So, 54 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of September 28th 1960…

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Pass On Knowledge, says Duke of Edinburgh.

As I and 2,400 other members of the Institutions of Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers listened to the talk by the Duke of Edinburgh earlier this month, we were left in no doubt of what he believed an engineer’s educational responsibilities were. So, 53 years ago, started a…

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Britain's Space Programme On Schedule

Britain’s space research programme is going ahead on schedule. In two months’ time the integration of the British experiments with the American Scout rocket components will take place. So, 53 years ago, started a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 26th 1961…

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Computer For Baggage Check-In Bought By Scandinavian Airlines.

The first electronic computer to be installed by an airline for weight and baggage control has been brought into operation by Scandinavian Airlines Systems in Copenhagen. Designed by Standard Telephones & Cables Ltd, this system consists of a Stantec  Zebra computer connected to push-button keysets located at passenger check…

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Britain First With Working Secondary Radar System

‘Britain first with working system’ SECONDARY RADAR – UK GETS MORE CONTRACTS ‘ATC system of the future’ So, 53 years ago, ran the headline on a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of April 19th 1961…

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Airfield Bird Dispersal System Under Evaluation

Worldwide interest has been created by the airfield bird dispersal system ‘Sappho’ being developed by The Trix Electrical Co Ltd in collaboration with the Ministry of Aviation. The system utilises specially recorded bird alarm and distress calls. So, 54 years ago, starts a story in Electronics Weekly’s edition of…

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