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Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation March 13, 1987 Prospectus IPO paperweight

This company financial tombstone holds a miniature prospectus dated March 13, 1987, for Evans & Sutherland Computer Corporation with a $50,000,000 debenture by Hambrecht & Quist. Hambrecht & Quist (H&Q) was an investment bank based in San Francisco, California, and was an early player in the technology sector, underwriting initial public offerings (IPOs) for Apple Computer, Genentech and Adobe Systems in the 1980s. In the 1990s, H&Q also backed the IPOs of Netscape, MP3.com, and Amazon.com. In 1999 Hambrecht & Quist was acquired for $1.35 billion by Chase Manhattan Bank.

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