UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I) - First commercial computer designed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. It was bought by the US Census Bureau for $200,000. It used 5,200 vacuum tubes, weighed 13 tons and took up over 100 square feet of office space. The Univac.
Dr. William Shockley with the help of John Bardeen and Walter Brattain invented the junction transistor leading to the 1956 Nobel Prize and the founding of Silicon Valley. Shockley fell out of favor in the 70s and 80s for promoting Eugenics. William Shockley.
The AMI Company introduces the first jukebox that plays 45rpm records.
Toys of 1951
Muffin the Mule was the best selling toy in Britian in 1951. A pull along horse toy made famous by the British puppet TV show of the same name. Muffin the Mule