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In a letter to Leon Weeks, past President of the Museum of Our Industrial Heritage, the importance of the proximity fuze is described. The radio transmitter component of the fuse was produced in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in a secretive plant owned by the Raytheon Company. The fuse was used in shells to down enemy planes during WWII. The fuze and the manufacture of its components were well kept secrets that helped win the war.


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Letter to Leon Weeks from Raytheon Company

creator   Raytheon Manufacturing Company
date   Dec 30, 1999
location   Lexington, Massachusetts
height   11.0"
width   8.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L06.030

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Identification Badge of a Raytheon Manufacturing Company worker during WWII

Components of a Proximity Fuze made by Raytheon Manufacturing Company during WWII

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