Artifact Details

Title

Dekatron

Catalog Number

X1586.99F

Type

Physical object

Description

Dekatrons formed the first generation of integral vacuum tube counter tubes. The basic topology was invented by Ericsson for telecom applications (rotary dial sensing, for e.g.) and soon various tube manufacturers offered similar units. Typical applications: test equipment (frequency counters, digital voltmeters), and in computer systems.

Category

Component: vacuum tube

Credit

Gift of Eric Barbour

Lot Number

X1586.99A-G