naval fire-control… AND FORD INSTRUMENT COMPANY (Mar, 1955)
These ads for Ford Instruments are so weird. They are all for military components and they all use puppets… Could you imagine Boeing using Miss Piggy in an ad for cruise missiles?
naval fire-control… AND FORD INSTRUMENT COMPANY
Firing at a target many miles away from a pitching and rolling ship, steaming at full speed, requires rapid, complicated computations. Special computers and drives must do this job.
Throughout the past forty years, engineers of Ford Instrument Company have been specialists in this field — from their design of the earliest Rangekeeper in World War I to the latest great Naval electro-mechanical-electronic computers. As in their missile and aircraft instruments, their nuclear controls and weapon systems, the criteria of dependability and precision are the characteristics of Ford designed and manufactured computers and controls.
Ever since 1915, when Hannibal C. Ford built the first gunfire computers for the U. S. Navy, Ford Instrument Company has been a leader in applying the science of automatic control to American defense and peacetime industry. For more information, write for free illustrated brochure.
FORD INSTRUMENT COMPANY
DIVISION OF THE SPERRY CORPORATION
31-10 Thomson Ave., Long Island City 1, N. Y.