Artifact Details

Title

2N559 transistor

Catalog Number

102718896

Type

Physical object

Date

Circa 1950s/1960s

Manufacturer

Western Electric Company

Place Manufactured

Laureldale, Pa, U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Model number 2N559
Other number 039 On the side of the transistor.

Dimensions

overall: 3 1/8 in x 1/8 in x 1/8 in

Description

Included is a description card from the Transistor Museum that says, "
Device ID: WE 2N559 transistor
Type: Germanium PNP diffused junction
Case Color/Style: Gold miniature pinch-top
Vintage/Date Code: 1950s/1960s
Use: Low power ultra high speed switching
Notes: Historic device. Selected for use in Nike Zeus anti-missle defense system."

Category

Component/Semiconductor/transistor

Collection Title

The Jack Ward Transistor Museum Collection

Credit

Gift of Jack Ward

Lot Number

X7358.2015