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Catalog Number 2013.037.002E
Description SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory auditorium chair is upholstered in a red wool fabric. Swiveling chair has a single powder-coated, gray-colored steel leg with a rectangular base that bolts to the floor. Bracket beneath seat allows it to slide forward and back.
Object Name Chair, Swivel
Collection 3D - Furniture
Title SLAC Auditorium Chair
Date 1964
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text n/a
Provenance The Panofsky Auditorium at SLAC National Linear Accelerator Laboratory was built in Menlo Park, CA in 1964. Among other uses, the Homebrewers Computer Club, of which Steve Jobs and other local computer people were members, held their regular meetings here. In 2013, SLAC closed this auditorium in order to create a new one. At that time, a section of a table and five of the chairs were donated to SMCHA for future exhibit purposes.
Notes The Homebrewers Computer Club had regular meetings in the SLAC Auditorium with members who included founders of today's Silicon Valley. Attendees included Steve Jobs and Steve Wazniak who got the idea for creating the Apple 1 computer at the very first meeting (before they began meeting at SLAC) and beta tested it at subsequent meetings.
Dimensions H-30.25 W-16 D-20 inches
Search Terms Chair
Homebrewers Computer Club
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Subjects Audiences
Seating furniture
People Homebrewers Computer Club