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Museum,  Research  &

Supporting  Scholar  Archives

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Project Origins

News!

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FEATURED MUSEUM MASTERPIECE

CO-FEATURED ARCHIVE

CO-FEATURED ARCHIVE

TIMELINES AT A GLANCE

CHRONOLOGICAL ARCHIVES

May 17, 2024

MAJOR UPDATE IN PROGRESS!

DURING THE MONTH OF MAY 2024 WE ARE BUILDING THE MASSIMO RINALDI IME 84 ARCHIVE WITH KIND & GRACIOUS ASSISTANCE OF DR. MASSIMO RINALDI'S FAMILY!


ALSO

ALL NEW HIGH RES PHOTOGRAPHS BEING ADDED During May 2024.
Of the Friden 130 / Robert A. Ragen
Photo-Timeline of the Prototy0ping
Process!


Robert Ragen is the legendary inventor of the Friden 130, regarded by many scholars as the first commercial transistorized desktop computer / calculator. The Robert A. Ragen Archive, presented here for the very first time, consists of vast - previously unknown & unpublished - Friden Calculator development artifacts including prototypes, color slides, audio tapes of key internal discussions, and much more. 

Additionally, a new exhibit showcases a selection of Robert Appleby Ragen's previously unpublished personal photographs and biography, also taken/sourced from the Robert A. Ragen Archive, and with kindness and consultation from the family of Robert A. Ragen. This photobiography grants an unprecedented and captivating glimpse into the enigmatic personal life of one of history's most brilliant, innovative, and influential inventors.    

**ALSO**
The 2nd earliest known public press release and earliest surviving prototype for any commercial transistorized desktop computer

was recently discovered by
The Museum of TrailingEdge Technology.

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BIOGRAPHIES

PHOTO ARCHIVES

THIS YEAR'S FEATURED MUSEUM PIECES

CHRONOLOGICAL PATENT ARCHIVE

USER MANUAL ARCHIVE

SUPPLEMENTAL ANITA PRESS ARCHIVE

1960's PHYSICAL EXHIBITS

MoTET's Early Radio Wing

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Portrait of Grace Hopper by Aryn Coyle. In the collection of the Afflerbach Mansion Art Gallery at the Museum of Trailing-Edge Technology

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