Here at Cirris, we are proud of our thirty-year history within the wire processing industry. However, newly photoshopped documents show that Cirris testers existed long before Marlin Shelley sold his first Signature 1000 Cable Tester. Read the following timeline of events and see for yourself how much Cirris was involved in shaping the history of the world.
3000 B.C. – Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egyptians use Cirris testers to check for open errors before sealing tombs for pharaohs.
700 B.C. – Great Wall of China
China uses Cirris tester to test the strength of the Great Wall. The test did not show any problems with insulation but noted high resistance.
288 B.C. – Library of Alexandria
Cirris user manuals are found among the books stored in the Library of Alexandria.
Restored page of Cirris manual from the library of Alexandria.
1440 A.D. – Gutenberg
Johann Gutenberg perfects the movable type printing press to make it easier to print test reports.
1452 A.D. – Da Vinci
Leonardo Da Vinci uses Cirris testers so much that he earns the nickname “Resistance Man.” Later it was changed to “Renaissance Man.”
1492 A.D. – Columbus
Christopher Columbus arrives in the New World. The native people give him jewelry, artwork, and a Cirris cable tester. Columbus gives the native people smallpox.
1752 A.D. – Ben Franklin
Ben Franklin hipots a key tied to a kite. The test fails due to floating metal.
1789 A.D. – The French Revolution
Cirris testers report “short” errors caused by guillotines.
1818 A.D. – Frankenstein
Inspired by Cirris testers, Mary Shelley writes a novel about using electricity to create life.
1879 A.D. – Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison adds lights and sounds to Cirris testers using Digital IO.
1912 A.D. – Titanic Sinks
Negotiations fail between Cirris and White Star Line. Without testing, nobody finds the leakage errors in the Titanic.
We bet you had no idea Cirris testers have been around so long. Neither did we before we wrote this article. We only have one more thing to add: