Guide to the William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1320
Creators:
Stone, William R., 1920-2006
Raytheon Company
Dates:
1967-1985
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.6 Cubic feet
2 boxes
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
Author
NMAH Staff
Ownership and Custodial History
Donated to the Archives Center in 2014 by Robin Hoffman, William Stone's daughter.
Processing Information
Collection unprocessed.

Using the Collection
Restrictions on Access
Collection open for research on site by appointment. Unprotected photographs must be handled with gloves.
Preferred Citation
William R. Stone Microwave Oven Papers, 1967-1985, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Graphs Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memorandums -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reports Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Specifications Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patents -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Articles -- 1950-2000 Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Notes Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microwave heating Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microwave equipment industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Engineers -- 20th century Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Safety Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microwave ovens Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Microwave oven industry Topical Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Design drawings -- 20th century Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trade literature Genre Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hoffman, Robin Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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
https://americanhistory.si.edu/archives