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Vidicon pickup tube

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Dates
1950
circa 1950
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
Accession Number
995004031 a-b
Description
Televisions camera tube which consists of a cylindrical glass tube with cylindrical metal pieces inside; the top of the tube is sealed with a piece of flat glass and is dark in colour; the bottom of the tube has a sealed glass piece surrounded by 8 small metal rods which lead inside to the cylindri…
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Accession Number
995004031 a-b
Collection
Queen's University School of X-Ray Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Diagnostic Radiology
MeSH Heading
Radiography -- instrumentation
Television
Description
Televisions camera tube which consists of a cylindrical glass tube with cylindrical metal pieces inside; the top of the tube is sealed with a piece of flat glass and is dark in colour; the bottom of the tube has a sealed glass piece surrounded by 8 small metal rods which lead inside to the cylindrical metal section; there is a removable piece of black plastic which protects the top.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - cardboard box - Size: Length 16.4 cm. x Width 3.1 cm.
b - T.V. camera tube - Size: Length 18.0 cm. x Width 12.2 cm. x Depth 4.2 cm.
Maker
English Electric Valve Co., Ltd.
Site Made (City)
Chelmsford
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1950
circa 1950
Date Remarks
1950's-1960's
Material
metal: silver
plastic: black; blue
glass: clear
cardboard: beige
Inscriptions
(a) box top has a company logo and reads, "English ELectric Valve Company Ltd. Chelmsford England"; (b) manufacturer's label on tube has their logo and reads, "English Electric Valve Co. Ltd. Made in England"; a piece inside the tube is stamped "Y6786"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-11
Condition Remarks
(a) cardboard box has been taped with masking tape; some removal of tape has torn part of the box surface off; box and tube were very dusty; (b) tube appears to be unused
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Nancy Chisholm; Bernie Ziomkiewicz; "The Trail of the Invisible Light" by E.R.N. Grigg, M.D.; CD #4
Images
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