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Image Orthicon Tube, by English Electric, England, Mid 20th Century

Inventory Number: 39508

39508-3t 39508-1t 39508-4t 39508-2t

Date: Mid 20th Century

Maker Details: Signed by English Electric Valve Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "MADE IN ENGLAND / E / ENGLISH ELECTRIC / VALVE CO. LTD. / P 807/5820 / 2108" printed on the exterior surface of the tube.

Size: 380 mm in overall height

Materials: Glass, bakelite?, steel, nickel, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 220, 852 (white tag).


Image Orthicon Tube, in mahogany case. Cylindrical tube is almost entirely silvered, with nickel-plated interior metal components. With cylindrical glass flange on upper section and brown bakelite? base on lower section, with large central brown bakelite? base pins and fifteen steel base pins. Associated handwritten note states tube is dated prior to 1966.

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