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Welcome to a journey through the world of Ericsson - a trip through history towards the future. These articles depict in photographs and film how the small factory opened by Lars Magnus Ericsson in 1876 successfully evolves into a global company.
Sweden's first mass-produced touch-tone telephone was the Diavox. The phone was launched in 1978, at the same time as touch-tone service was introduced in Sweden.
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Harry HotLine was an adventurer who travelled around the world yet always stayed in touch wherever he was, thanks to his Ericsson HotLine mobile phone.
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Ivar Kreuger - the hero who became a crook
He gave the impression of being able to hold all the strings of his growing empire in his hand. His image was tarnished completely, however, when it was revealed that he through systematic lies had presented an overly optimistic picture of his position.
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Midsommarkransen! Taylorism as architecture
Architecturally, Ericsson's manufacturing complex was one of the most admired internationally as an outstanding example of Swedish functionalism and a well-conceived production facility according to the Taylor school.
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Creating a brand
The various subsidiaries, both national and international, were given considerable freedom in the design of printed materials. Although the logotype from 1942 still provided the basic design, there were many variations.
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When the telephone came to the office
A personal telephone long remained a reflection of a hierarchical office environment in which the difference between the highest manager and the youngest stenographer was very great.
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