HP 200B Serial Number 187

Catalogs

Vintage catalogs are hard to come by! One of the cornerstones of this website is searchable PDF versions of HP catalogs. Early catalogs did not have pricing or regular publication schedules, so our collection of vintage price lists and advertising can help date early instruments. Also, there are separate web pages for the many Specialized Catalogs , as well as a separate PARTS PAGE.

Hewlett-Packard Catalog List and PDF Links ...
Note: A good early reference is the 1948 catalog, which had all 39 equipment models that had been offered, before five of them (100A, 100B, 110, 325B, and 610A) were discontinued in the 1950 catalog.

 

Date / Link Cat Num Notes
    Company Founded in 1939, first known catalog is 1943
1943-First   [24 Pages, 12 models] The first known HP catalog, and earliest in the Agilent archives. Content is identical to the "First Plus" edition below, which added a new sheet (4 pages). The 395 Page Mill Road address ("Redwood Building") dates this catalog to post 1943.
1943-First-Plus-4   [28 Pages, 14 models] Identical to the first catalog, with an added sheet creating 4 new pages (numbered 10A, 10B, 14Y, and 14Z) covering 2 new models.
1944 17A [32 Pages, 16 models] The first catalog with a numerical designation. The index was located on the last page. With an October 22, 1943 reference to the Army/Navy flag awarded for excellence in manufacturing, the Issue date is most likely 1944. The scans of the cover page and index are courtesy of the Agilent Archives
1944 17B [32 Pages, 16 models] In this "B" version, the index was located on the first page. The scans of the cover page and index are courtesy of the Agilent Archives
1946-07 18A [32 Pages, 24 models]
1948 19A [40 Pages, 39 models]  Marked January 1948
1949-A   [2 Pages] Short form operating manual "insert" catalog, not dated. This is the first marketing literature to NOT use the 395 Page Mill Road (Redwood Building), and gives the company address as 1320A Page Mill Rd. The models listed put this catalog at 1949
1949-B   [2 pages] This updated version of the 1949-A (above) replaces the 400A VTVM with the 400C, and updates other equipment. Company address is given as 1320C Page Mill Rd.
1949-Short   [4 pages] Short form catalog, with products circa 1949. Company address is given as 1862D Page Mill Rd. This is also the first catalog to list "representatives" offices, 20 in total. The earliest printed reference to "representatives" offices is this 1946 price list, which has six offices listed.
1950 20A [64 Pages] Marked February 1950. Company address is given as 395 Page Mill Rd., and 20 "representatives" offices listed
1950-Short   [4 pages] Undated short-form catalog, circa 1950. Company address is given as 2310 Page Mill Rd., and 20 "representatives" offices listed
1951-Short-A   [6 pages] Undated short-form catalog, circa 1951. Company address is given as 2473 Page Mill Rd., and 23 "representatives" offices listed.
1951-Short-B   [6 pages] Undated short-form catalog, circa 1951. Similar to 1951-Short-A above, but adds new instruments (i.e. 200AB replaces 200A/B/C/D). Company address is given as 2473 Page Mill Rd., and 22 "representatives" offices listed.
1952 21A [107 pages] Company address is given as 395 Page Mill Rd., and 23 "representatives" offices listed
1953-Short   [6 pages] Company address is given as 2758 Page Mill Rd., and 27 "representatives" offices listed
1954-05   [8 pages] Short form catalog. Company address is given as 3000 Page Mill Rd., and 29 "representatives" offices listed
1955 22A [133 pages] Company address is given as 275 Page Mill Rd., and no "representatives" offices listed in the "international version" of this catalog.
1955-03   [8 pages] Short form catalog. Company address is given as 3000 Page Mill Rd., and 32 "representatives" offices listed
1955-05   [8 pages] Short form catalog. Company address is given as 275A Page Mill Rd., and 31 "representatives" offices listed
1956-03  Sup 22A [20 Pages] Supplement to 22A in March 1956. Company address is given as 275 Page Mill Rd., and 31 "representatives" offices listed
1956-10 1956 REVISED [8 Pages] November 1956 revision short form catalog. Company address is given as 275A Page Mill Rd., and 34 "representatives" offices listed
1957 23A [146 pages]. Company address is given as 275 Page Mill Rd., and 35 "representatives" offices listed
1958-05   [16 Pages] Short form. Company address is given as 275 Page Mill Rd., and 37 "representatives" offices listed
1959   [166 pages]
1960   [173 pages]
1960   [16 pages] Short form catalog, "Revised" 1960
1961   [217 pages]
1962-05   [15 pages] Short Form Catalog
1963 24 [264 pages]
1963-1964   [28 pages] Short form catalog
1964-1965   [31 pages] Short form catalog
1965 25A [400 pages] First hardbound catalog (Apollo rocket cover). Las of the "numbered" catalogs.
1966-1967   [48 pages] Short Form Catalog, title "1966-1967 Index of ELECTRONIC MEASURING EQUIPMENT"
1967   [591 pages] Start of regular annual catalogs.
1968   [649 pages]
1969   [672 pages]
1970   [647 pages]
1971   [113 pages] Soft cover, supplement only, a full catalog was not published in 1971. This catalog contains only new items, and has an index which makes reference to 1970 catalog pages for existing items.
1972   [416 pages]
1973   [492 pages]
    No catalog or supplement published in 1974
1975   [572 pages]
1976   [576 pages]
1977   [576 pages] 
1978   [624 pages]
1979   [672 Pages]
1980   [712 Pages]
1981   [720 Pages]
1982   [750 Pages]
1983   [672 Pages]
1984   [680 Pages]
1985   [696 Pages]
1986   [784 Pages]
1987   [780 Pages]
1988   [743 Pages]
1989   [792 Pages]
1990   [760 Pages]
1991   [698 Pages]
1992   [728 Pages]
1993   [660 Pages]
1994    
1995    
1996    
1997   PDF produced by HP
1998   PDF produced by HP
1999   PDF produced by HP
2000   Catalogs now published under Agilent name, PDF produced by Agilent
2001   PDF produced by Agilent
    No catalog published in 2002
2003-2004   PDF produced by Agilent
2005-2006   Current catalog