Monday, March 2, 2009

Montauk Revisited - Ch.17

History of the Electronic Transistor

After Joe admitted ET involvement with the company, I proceeded to do some corporate research. I looked at the corporate structure of the E.T. Company and found out that they started as a bunch of rebels. They flourished and built up quite a business. Eventually they acquired too many bean counters and went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Joe, being the major stockholder, ended up with the company in his hands. He reorganized it and renamed the company Orion Diversified Technologies.

The next thing I sought to find out was where did the name “Orion Diversified” come from. This was very suspicious as legends had persisted that the alien group from Montauk was from Orion. The reptilian race from Orion is also popular in much New Age literature. Whatever the case, there is no denying that there is a real company that is actually named “Orion Diversified” which grew out of the original E.T. Company. It is all a matter of legal record. Joe claimed that his daughter actually made up the name “Orion” for the company. To me, all of this is too much of a coincidence. Although the name is very tongue in cheek, it is a further indication of alien involvement.

Now, if we look at the bottom of the first page in the first column of “Surface Barrier Transistors”, we see at the top of the footnotes: “The research lading to the development of the Surface Barrier Transistor was supported in part by the Bureau of Ships, Dept. of Navy under contract number, etc.” For those who don’t know, common legend has it that the alien technology exchange is supposed to filter through the Navy. The Navy applies the technology exchange through the Naval Research Laboratory. This fits in as one more piece of the puzzle.

If we look at the original manuscript on the SBT, we find that it was received on October 14, 1953. I consulted several UFO experts that I know and asked what happened about this time period. They uniformly said that a year earlier, in the summer of 1952, the White House was buzzed by a massive fleet of UFOs. This is documentable history and is even reported in the newspapers of the period although they have a tendency to water down the sightings considerably. There are pictures though and a serious researcher will find convincing evidence. The buzzing happened for a while and then ceased. The Earth was then contacted once again by the aliens. It is at this point that they gave us the Surface barrier Transistor.

Now, let’s go back to the genesis of the transistor. Crystal valves (or amplifiers) came out in 1946 from Great Britain. The transistor as we know it today came out in 1947. This was occasioned by a discovery at Bell Labs. The key scientists who claimed the discovery were named Shockley, Person and Hayes. A man named Osborn headed up the group of people who were invaluable in marketing the transistor.

If we go to the last page of the Surface Barrier information, we see the transistor semi-conductor triode came out in 1948. There is an interesting time sequence here.
Next, let’s assume that we did pop off the first atomic bombs and the K Group aliens got very upset about it. What would they do about it? Threaten Truman? More likely, they would have told the President that they didn’t want him to make any more bombs and to abandon the project entirely. The K Group would have offered a new technology to replace the atomic efforts but still place the US as the world leader. A treaty was then signed for an alien technology exchange.

The first order of business was to get away from the cumbersome vacuum tube. The Government took the project up to ATT Bell Labs so that their think tank could have a look and do some research. The aliens showed Shockley and company how to take a compact diode, use it as a detector and eventually make it into a crystal amplifier. Keep in mind that the early name for the transistor was a crystal valve.

I have some very early transistors in my collection which are designated as “221’s”. These are one of the very first transistors. They come packed in a little cardboard case. On it, it says “military part #221, crystal amplifier”. It does not say transistor. This was made in 1946.

How did the name “transistor” come about?

Shockley and his crowd developed the crystal valve (the basics being supplied by aliens) so that it was easily reproducible and fully marketable. This seemed to be their main contribution. Osborne handled the business end and spun off the first company that would market transistors. These partners chose the name “E.T. Company” believing that the alien contact was going to be common news after a few years. When that happened, the name of the company would be changed to the “Extra-Terrestrial Company” and they would have a monopoly on that name. Osborne wanted to play on that, but they weren’t going to call it “Extra-Terrestrial” to start off with. They couldn’t yet claim they were E.T. based so they brainstormed for names that used the initials “E.T.” The “E” was easy. That could stand for “electronic”. “T” required a little more imagination. A crystal valve is sort of like a translator and sort of like a resistor. The word “translator” doesn’t quite fit. Instead, they came up with the word “transistor” (translator + resistor) because it starts with a “t” and also describes the object.

In researching this, I found out that no one had the facilities to manufacture transistors. There was only one exception and this was a group in Orange, New Jersey. I found out the original plant the E.T. Company used was the Western Electric plant that was used for making semi-conductors. This is all very interesting because Western Electric was a major contractor to the Navy for the Philadelphia Experiment. Osborne had actually helped to start up and then spin off a manufacturing division of Western Electric. The name “Electronic Transistor Company” was incorporated at the outset because they didn’t want to be accused of having a monopoly as Western Electric.

By the early 1950’s, the E.T. Company had come alive and was making transistors for everybody. Bell Labs introduced the transistor through their channels. The Institute of Radio Engineers which today is the Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers did the same. This list goes on and on. The E.T. Company made the transistors and the others sold them.

Subsequent to this, the E.T. Company was given information on how to make point contact transistors and what are known as alloy transistors. This bolstered their business for a while but the company would eventually run into trouble of a most unusual nature.

- pages 135-138

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