Artifact Details

Title

Whirlwind photomultiplier tube module

Catalog Number

102731923

Type

Physical object

Date

1951

Manufacturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Dimensions

overall: 18 1/2 in x 10 in x 4 1/2 in

Description

Object is a metal box containing socket for a missing round flat faced vacuum tube (similar tubes are catalogued as photomultiplier tubes). The flat end of the tube faces a half-silvered mirror set at a 45-degree angle. A small glass port behind the mirror allows viewing through the mirror. 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.

Category

Component/vacuum tube

Lot Number

X115.82