The First Products of 13 Famous Companies
Here’s a look at 13 giant companies and their humble beginnings. Some found their niche at the very start and dominated the industry, while others have to adapt to changing markets in order to succeed.
Apple – Apple I Computer, 1976
BMW – BMW IIIa, 1918. BMW IIIa was an inline six-cylinder SOHC valvetrain, water-cooled aircraft engine, the first-ever product from BMW GmbH.
Canon – Kwanon, 1934
Coca-Cola – Syrup, 1886
Ford – Ford Quadricycle, 1896
Harley-Davidson – racer motorcycle, 1903
Hewlett-Packard – HP200A, 1939, a low-distortion audio oscillator used for testing sound equipment.
Honda – Honda Type-A, 1947
Intel – 3101 Schottky TTL bipolar 64-bit static random-access memory (1969)
Lamborghini – Lamborghini Carioc, 1948
Lego – wooden toys, 1932. LEGO employees with their first products.
Renault – Renault Voiturette 1CV, 1898
Toyota – Toyota HA-1, 1946. The first Toyota sewing machine model HA-1 manufactured by Aichi Kogyo Co., Ltd.