Raytheon Company: The First Sixty Years (Images of America Series)

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Raytheon's history is one of the great American success stories. Launched in 1922, the Cambridge-based company quickly moved to the forefront of innovation in the electronics industry. During World War II, thousands of Raytheon workers contributed to the war effort, supplying eighty percent of the magnetron tubes (vital components for U.S. and British radars), developing miniature tubes for the crucial proximity fuse in antiaircraft shells, and providing entire radar systems. Although government contracts slowed...
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Overview


Raytheon's history is one of the great American success stories. Launched in 1922, the Cambridge-based company quickly moved to the forefront of innovation in the electronics industry. During World War II, thousands of Raytheon workers contributed to the war effort, supplying eighty percent of the magnetron tubes (vital components for U.S. and British radars), developing miniature tubes for the crucial proximity fuse in antiaircraft shells, and providing entire radar systems. Although government contracts slowed after World War II, Raytheon continued to develop military components, including leading-edge radars and missiles for America's defenses in the Cold War, but it also began to offer a host of civilian products: the famous RadaRange (the world's first microwave oven), televisions, marine radars, transistors, miniature hearing aids, and medical equipment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738537474
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 4/15/2005
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 989,301
  • Product dimensions: 6.54 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Alan R. Earls, a technology and business writer, has covered high-technology stories since the early 1980s. Robert E. Edwards, a forty-three-year Raytheon veteran, was an engineering manager and is currently a volunteer at the Raytheon Archives.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2005

    Just a picture book

    If you want to learn very much about the history of Raytheon, buy another book. This one has eight pages of text and 120 pages of pictures, half of which have little value. A high price, a poor value.

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