JACK S. KILBY - ORIGINAL ART ON FIRST DAY COVER SIGNED - HFSID 179515
Sale Price $270.00
Jack Kilby signs and draws a microchip on a First Day Cover honoring Nikola Tesla.
Original art on First Day Cover signed: "J S Kilby" with his drawing of the microchip, 6½x3½. First Day Cover honoring Nikola Tesla, 20-cent stamp affixed, postmarked Washington, DC, September 21, 1983, FIRST DAY OF ISSUE. Cachet pictures American Inventors Nikola Tesla, Philo T. Farnsworth, Edwin Armstrong and Charles Steinmetz. In 1958, Kilby went to work at Texas Instruments. Within a year, the electrical engineer had invented a monolithic integrated circuit that he called a "microchip" (patent #3,138,743). He also developed the first pocket calculator, "Pocketronic". One of over 60 inventions Kilby patented, the microchip made high-speed computing and communication systems possible. Kilby was awarded the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his part in the invention of the integrated circuit". Fine condition.
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