'74 General Electric Uss Paul F Foster Navy Sub Gun Vtg Military Rocket Missile
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'74 General Electric Uss Paul F Foster Navy Sub Gun Vtg Military Rocket Missile:
This 1974 JEWELL painting is boasting the results of a $101million contract that the Navy awarded GE in 1971. Included are *prototypes that would not be introduced untilthe 1980sso it was painted under a highest security clearance. Pictured, and of great interest to Microsoft (founded in 1975), is GE's GENIGRAPHICS computer. Microsoftwould eventuallypartner with GENIGRAPHICS. Originally created for NASA in the 1960s, GE's first public sector GENIGRAPHICS computer (the one pictured) went to AMOCO (Standard Oil) in 1973.
The painting showcases GE's past successes and futureprojects: i.e. bringing **oil & gas, agriculture and the armed forces into the computer age. The two distinct men in the greenhouse are likelyidentifiable GE employees, friends or relativesof Jewell, or possibly a self portrait?
One canimaginethis paintingsitting on aneasel, welcoming stock holders as they enter a share holders meeting. Rarely do internal corporation or military concept paintings make it to public market. We note minor surface scratches expected with age. Large & impressive at about42" by 28".
*The AN/TPS 59 and the PHALANX ordinancewere not introduced until 1980 so the "R2-D2" PHALANX pictured has to be the top secret experimentalprototype that was mounted on the deck of the USS KING in 1973.
Included areseven 1974 prints also by Jewell. They are clearly part of that 1971 $101mil government sonar installation contract. These prints appear to be quite scarce, possibly handed out tostock holders?
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