Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind photomultiplier tube module

Catalog Number

102731846

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Identifying Numbers

Other number 7/54 1506EB Hand written in white on the side of the CRT
Other number Dumont 6291 Number on side of tube

Dimensions

overall: 17 1/2 in x 11 in x 6 in

Description

Object is a metal box containing a round, flat-faced vacuum tube (similar tubes are catalogued as photomultiplier tubes). A small glass port is set in one side. One coax cable ending in a BNC connector, and one multi-conductor cable ending in a large round 15-pin screw connector are attached to the end of the box. Object is similar to 102731845 but lacks the mirror.

Category

Component/module

Credit

Gift of the Digital Equipment Corporation

Lot Number

X115.82