|The Grabbe collection contains components from the below
AC Spark Plug
Mot. Optop AG
The Grabbe Collection
The collection will have a new home at historic Camp
Under the sponsorship of the
IEEE History Center, InfoAge, and Prismark Partners.
Mr. Charles L. Lassen (left) of Prismark Partners and Mr. Dimitry Grabbe,
The Grabbe Computer Component Collection spans 50
years of computer packaging development. It is the result of the
dedicated selection, photographing, and organizing of components which
step by step show important steps in the progress of computer development.
The collection has selected components from nearly every major manufacture
and represents a cross section of the computer industry. The unique
collection has 7000 components and 45,000 custom slides. Many of
the slides are microscopic views of circuits which look more like art than
technology and represent thousands of hours of work by Mr. Grabbe.
Mr. Grabbe has given this amazing collection to InfoAge
where selected components will be displayed to show students and families
the step by step advances in packaging technology. The collection
is sponsored by the IEEE History Center, at Rutgers University, and Prismark
Partners LLC. The entire collection will be available for research
in the future.
Just a few of the 45,000 custom technology slides taken
by Mr. Grabbe
Prismark Partners LLC sent a five member team of researchers and consultants to evaluate the Grabbe Collection.
J. Philip Plonski, Senior Consultant with Prismark Partners LLC
Mark V. Christensen and Melanie Wuthenow, of Prismark Partners LLC
A view of a small portion of Mr. Grabbe's collection
It is very exciting for InfoAge to house Mr. Grabbe's
excellent collection where thousands of persons will be able to see computer
development from ENIAC to current technology. It is also very fitting
for Camp Evans to display this collection with its Marconi history, World
War II electronic and vacuum tube research history and especially Camp
Evans contributions to early transistor development and application to
We at InfoAge thank Dr. Michael Gelselowitz
and staff of the IEEE History Center and Mr. Charles Lassen and staff of
Prismark Partners LLC for their help and sponsorship in keeping this excellent
collect intact and creating the possibility of expanding the collection
in the future. We are very grateful to Mr. Dimitry Grabbe for
the thousands of hours and expertise he invested of his life in creating
this important collection over his professional career. Many persons
in the future will have a much better understanding of the creativity and
the challenges met in computer packaging technology over the last
50 years thanks to Mr. Grabbe's efforts. Some students may even consider
the many professional careers in this area and the many manufactures represented
in this collection as excellent employers.
If you see the potential of this center and the valuable
mission it will serve in historic preservation and science education and
wish to help with funds, please contact us via email or write us at:
Infoage Learning Center
2201 Marconi Road
Wall, New Jersey 07719-3919
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