CARL & JERRY
Jerry set the package down on the workbench, took out his pocket knife and carefully removed the band of brown shipping tape which had been used to seal the top of the box. The address label on the package had a preprinted return address area which read:
Raytheon Manufacturing Company
Receiving and Cathode Ray Tube Operations
55 Chapel St
Attn: Mr. Frank Dukat
Jerry carefully emptied out the contents of the package. There appeared to be three items carefully nestled in the packing material. The first two items were pieces of paper, which Jerry examined quickly and then passed over to Carl. While Jerry was fiddling with the third item in the box, Carl announced that the papers were (1) A handwritten note to the boys from a Mr. Frank Dukat at Raytheon and (2) What appeared to be a data sheet for a CK722 transistor. “We’ll need to use that data sheet soon”, said Jerry, “so put it away in a safe place.” “What does the note say?” Here is the text of the note that Carl read to Jerry:
My name is Frank Dukat. I am the Product Manager for transistors at the Raytheon Company. I’m writing this note at the request of my boss, Mr. Norman Krim, who is the vice-president of the Raytheon Receiving Tube Division in Newton Massachusetts. He received your letter last month which contained $7.60 and a request to send you a new Raytheon CK722 germanium transistor. Mr. Krim and I are delighted that young experimenters like you are interested in this exciting new technology. You’ll find a brand new CK722 contained in this package, along with a data sheet, which should help understand how to use the device. We’ve also returned your money. Raytheon is committed to supporting active amateur and hobbyist interest in the CK722 and other Raytheon transistors – please tell your friends about Raytheon transistors and look forward to many articles in the next few months describing the exciting uses for these devices. Thanks again, and good luck with your CK722!
Regards, Frank Dukat
March 7th, 1953
Although the boys hadn’t seen the money at first, a more thorough examination of the packing material revealed a small envelope which contained the $7.60 which they had sent to Raytheon last month. “This is really neat”, said Carl. “You remember how hard we worked to make that money. We must have cut all the lawns in town !” Jerry was already opening the container which held the CK722. The transistor had been packaged in the familiar red, white and blue Raytheon cardboard carton which was commonly used to hold Raytheon tubes. Jerry carefully moved the cherished artifact and exclaimed, “….
READ THE CONCLUSION OF THIS EXCITING AND HISTORIC CARL AND JERRY ADVENTURE IN THE UPCOMING NEW BOOK BY JACK WARD, “THE STORY OF THE CK722”.
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