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Picture Tubes

DuMont 144-9-T/14AP4

The original version of this tube, the 144-9-T, used 4000 volts on the anode, and was introduced in 1938. In 1939 the 14AP4 was introduced, which had an "accelerator" element, allowing a total of 8000 volts of anode voltage. After World War Two, DuMont introduced the K1003P4, which was designed as a replacement for the earlier tubes.

How Television Tubes are Made - Radio News, July 1938

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 Here are some more detailed photos

Courtesy of Mike Schultz

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The gun attached to the stem

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RF heating of the getter

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