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1934

Bill and Dave become friends.

Bill and Dave begin part-time work in a rented garage with $538 (U.S.) in working capital, consisting of cash and a used drill press.

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1938

Work begins

Bill and Dave begin part-time work in a rented garage with $538 (U.S.) in working capital, consisting of cash and a used drill press.

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1939

Hewlett-Packard? Packard-Hewlett?

Bill and Dave formalize their partnership on January 1. They flip a coin to decide the company's name.

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1989

Garage named landmark

The birthplace of the company—Bill and Dave’s rented garage—is dedicated as a California Historical Landmark to celebrate the 50th anniversary of HP.

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2005

HP garage restored

HP completes its restoration of the property where the company was founded - the HP garage. The project brings the original house, shed and garage at 367 Addison Avenue, Palo Alto, back to conditions much as they were in 1939, when the founders established the now legendary Hewlett-Packard partnership. Completion of the project was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting on December 6.

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2007

HP Garage historic landmark

On April 20, the site of HP’s founding – the famed HP Garage, house and shed – is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.