Guide to the William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1320
Creators:
Hoffman, Robin
Stone, William R., 1920-2006
Raytheon Company
Dates:
1967 - 1985
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Papers documenting William R. Stone's involvement in the invention and development of the microwave for industrial and home use. The collection includes biographical information; patents, and other invention related papers; photographs; design drawings; internal company papers and memoranda; Stone's research and reports, especially on the subject of microwave safety; and trade literature relating to products for both industrial and home use.

Arrangement
Arrangement
1 series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Stone was an engineer for Raytheon. He was involved in the invention and development of microwave ovens for industrial uses, such as for ink drying, rubber vulcanization, and later for home use.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.
Author
NMAH Staff
Immediate Source of Acquisiton
Robin Hoffman

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
UNPROCESSED COLLECTION.
Restrictions on Access
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.,Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Preferred Citation
William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers, 1967-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.

Ownership and Custodial History
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Robin Hoffman, William Stone's daughter.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
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Memorandums -- 1950-2000 Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Photographs -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Design drawings -- 20th century Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
archivescenter@si.edu
http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives