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American Television Institute CRT manufacturing RCA CRT advertisement
DuMont 14AP4 manufacturing Rebuilding pre-1945 CRTs
DuMont intensifier Rosing CRT - 1912
French CRT manufacturing Schmidling projection CRT
National Union CRTs Sylvania CRTs
Philco CRT Welding - 1944 1939 list of American CRTs
RCA Encourages Amateurs 1943 CRT data sheets
RCA 12AP4 manufacturing  

*Indicates the tube is on display at the museum

American CRTs

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Western Electric 224-B* (1927). Oscilliscope CRT.

Bell System Technical Journal article

(Courtesy of John Folsom)

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Experimental 5 inch CRT* (ca 1930) Used in early TV tests

 

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RCA experimental CRT* (#695) (1934)

(Donated by Chuck Azzalina)

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Experimental late 30s CRT

(donated by Chuck Azzalina)

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3AP4* (906-P4) (3 inch) sold by RCA for home experimenters (1937)

 

 

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Bell Labs CRT (1938)

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RCA 31 inch CRT (1938)

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DuMont 9 inch (1939)

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1939 projection CRT using multiple rings to improve focus

Courtesy of Chuck Azzalina

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RCA 1800* (1939)

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144-9/T/14AP4* used in early DuMont 14 inch sets (1938)

 

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DuMont 20AP4 20AP4 (1940)

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12AP4* (12 inch) used in U.S. mirror in lid sets (1939)

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Philco ion trap CRT (1939)

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Rectangular, flat faced CRT used in 1941 CBS color experiments

 

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RCA tube used in TRK-12 projection set prototype

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National Union "stubby" 9 inch (1939)

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DuMont 1941 CRT

Fabricating a Television Tube - Radio News, December 1941

British/European CRTs

 

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Baird/Rauland projection tube (1939)

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1930/31 Ardenne CRT, used in Flying Spot Scanner

On loan from Bob Dobush

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Telefunken 50 cm (1938)

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Ardenne 1933 projection CRT

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Cossor 1935 12 inch CRT

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Compagnie des Compteurs 3"* (1936)

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Cossor 3272* (13.5 inch) used in Cossor 137T (1936)

 

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Baird 15MW3 Cathovisor* (15 inch) used in Baird T-5 and T-23 (1936) Advertisement 

Courtesy of Dave Abramson   

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Emiscope 6/6* (12 inch) used in early HMV and Marconi mirror in lid sets (1937)

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Emiscope 3/3 (9 inch) (1937)

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Emiscope 3/1* (5 inch), used in early HMV and Marconi sets (1937)

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Safar VS 4/35 (1938)

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Cossor 3244 (5 inch) used in Cossor 54 (1938)

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Mazda CRM-71 (7 inch). Used in Ekco TA-201 and TS-201 (1938)

 

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Mazda CRM-121* (12 inch) first made in 1938, but used in British sets until the early 50s.

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EMI R5161 (1938) Used in Marconi 708 (1938)

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Telefunken RFB/T2. 19.5 x 22.5 cm. First rectangular CRT (1939)

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HMV 1800 tube (12 inch). Notice the unusual neck.(1939)

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Lorenz 50 cm diam. CRT (1939)

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Lorenz projection CRTs (1939)

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French 1939 projection tubes, for 20 and 40 kv

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Lorenz projection tubes (1937)