Electron Tubes and Light Bulbs

Physics

Accession Number: 2016.ph.734.1-16

Instrument Name: Electron Tubes and Light Bulbs

Description:

This consists of sixteen electron tubes and light bulbs. Three of the tubes are in RCA cardboard boxes: a Dumont 6363 (734.1), an RCA 1616 (in paper packaging insulation (734.2)) and Westinghouse 807 (in fibre packaging insulation (734.3)). Two are 6700 Burroughs tubes in insulation (734.4-734.5). Two are 2×2/879 tubes (734.6-7). There are 7 small RCA 6AL5 tubes (734.8-14). There is also a light bulb with blue glass (734.15) and another light bulb with clear glass and a thick spring filament (734.16).

Alternative Name: Vacuum Tube

Primary Materials: Glass, Plastic, Cardboard

Markings:

.1 “DUMONT 6363 MADE IN USA” “LICENSED ONLY TO EXTENT INDICATED ON CARTON” “DUM”

.2 “RCA RADIOTRON ELECTRON TUBE” “1616″

.3 “MADE IN CANADA 807″ “Westinghouse” “Made in Canada” “JAN 807 W”

.4-5 “6700 BURROUGHS MADE IN USA”"6324 B02″

.6-7 “2X2 879″ “U.S. NAVY CNU EU MADE IN USA”

.8-14 “RCA ELECTRON TUBE” “6AL5 MADE IN USA 3-43″

.15-16 No markings.

On the larger cardboard boxes: “THE MOST TRUSTED NAME IN ELECTRONICS”, “RADIO CORPORATION OF AMERICA Harrison, N.J.” “Made in U.S.A. Trade Mark(s) Registered Marca(s) Registrada(s)” Also, some caution for transport.

On the smaller cardboard boxes: “RCA ELECTRON TUBE Tested and Warranted for Your Protection Made in U.S.A.” “World’s Best-Known ELECTRON TUBES for radio and television receivers for transmitting and industrial equipment” “Radio Corporation of America Harrison, N.J.” “Warranted Against Defective Workmanship, Materials and Construction Your warranty protection, license and patent notice inside.” Also, some caution for transport.

On box lid of 734.2: “RCA 1616″

Dimensions (cm):

.1 = L=15cm, D=7.5cm; .2: L=16.5cm, D=5.5cm; .3: L=14.5, D=5cm; .4-5: L=8.5, D=4.5cm; .6-7 L=11cm, D=4cm; .8-14 L=4.3, D=1.8; .15= L=16cm, D=8; .16 L=17cm, D=7.7

Function: Various.

Condition:

Good. Some of these tubes and bulbs show discolouration from use. The boxes are worn and two are missing lids.

Manufacturer:

Dumont, Radio Corporation of America (RCA), Westinghouse, Burroughs, US Navy

Date of Manufacture: Various

Donated to UTSIC: No