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SWAN Net Group: Days Gone By....

View of intensely neat and orderly hardware and electronics assembly area. Nearly 100 transceivers were started here each week and reached completion 5-7 days later. Even so, Swan could not keep up with the demand for their products. The capacity existed to produce twice as many units per week; however, company owner and manager Herb Johnson, in memos to employees, would not sacrifice quality for speed. They never once "got caught up" during any of the early years leading up to the eventual merger with Cubic Communications in late 1967.

All hardware, chassis, panels and equipment covers were fabricated "in house". Front panel blanks can be seen stacked on the left while already painted and slotted black covers occupy a bench on the right.

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