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Electronics Corporation of America Brand Items

Identifier: OBJ001.135


  • 1953 - 1986


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Founded by Arthur Metcalf in 1936, the company specialized in industrial power, modernization, and automation. It was also known for its Military and Aerospace division. Initially located in Waltham, the company expanded to One Memorial Drive in Cambridge with its research headquarters. After the 1950s, its PHOTOSWITCH line specialized in photo-electronic controls.


12 Items (1 box) : Seven (7) ECA pins. Three (3) ECA/ Photoswitch Park Avenue pocket knives. One (1) set of ECA Sheaffer pens. One (1) ECA/Photoswitch potato peeler.

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Electronics Corporation of America Collection (CHC006)

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Part of the Cambridge Historical Commission Archives Repository

831 Massachusetts Avenue
2nd Floor
Cambridge Massachusetts 02139 US