[time-nuts] Museum of HP Clocks

Richard (Rick) Karlquist (N6RK) richard at karlquist.com
Mon Mar 7 23:53:58 EST 2005

Wow, that's awesome Tom.  I didn't even
know about alot of those older products.

BTW, regarding the HP/Agilent naming
controversy:  the cesium product line
was originally part of Varian.  So you
might claim the 5060A was a "Varian" clock.
If you visit the 5071A production line, 
you can see that they are still using the
original Varian CBT burn-in fixtures (circa 1960!)
marked "Varian Associates".  It's never
been a secret, but they don't publicize it.

According to folklore, Bill Hewlett "demanded"
that Varian sell the product line to HP
or else HP would put them out of business.

Rick Karlquist

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