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Alexander M. Poniatoff
Photo of Mr. Poniatoff with VR-1000
Ampex founder, Alexander M. Poniatoff (1892 - 1980),
with early VR-1000

 
Mr. Poniatoff started Ampex in 1944, when he was 52 years of age. The name Ampex is formed from his initals, plus, "ex" for excelence.
 


VR-1000 Designer Group
Photo of design group with VR-1000
VR-1000 design group
Left to right: Charles Anderson, Shelby Henderson, Alex Maxey,
Ray Dolby, Fred Pfost and Charles Ginsburg

 


A very good year...
Photo of VR-1000 assembly line
1956 VR-1000 assembly line
Photo of VR-1000 on the air
1956 VR-1000 first on air use

 


Higher quality versions of the above photos are available for downloading. These are .JPG files, compressed with WinZip. Download, unzip, and enjoy

 
Alexander M. Poniatoff (v1kamp.zip 93,914 bytes)
VR-1000 Design Group (v1kdsg.zip 154,678 bytes)
VR-1000 Asssembly Line (v1kasm.zip 162,451 bytes)
VR-1000 On The Air (v1kair.zip 166,889 bytes)