Librascope was a manufacturer of early digital computers sold in both the business and defense markets. They hired Stan Frankel, a Manhattan Project veteran and early ENIAC programmer, to design the LGP-30 desktop computer in 1956.
Librascope was eventually purchased by Singer Corporation and moved into the manufacture of marine systems and land-based C3 (Command, Control, Communication) systems for the international defense industry. The company specialized in Fire control systems for torpedoes - though they continued to work on a variety of other smaller military contracts through the 1970s.
After Singer was taken over by corporate raider Paul Bilzerian, the company was sold to Loral in 1992. The division was eventually sold to Lockheed Martin and was eventually absorbed into the Lockheed Martin Federal Systems, but is now called Lockheed Martin NE&SS-Undersea Systems.
- Mark DiVecchio. "Univac Athena Missile Guidance Computer". 2011.
- Librascope Memories 60+ years of history, including 293 Librazette newsletters, photos, product literature, and company videos.
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- Story of Stan P. Frankel, designer of the LGP-30
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