Artifact Details

Title

BTL Transistor

Catalog Number

X31.81

Type

Physical object

Date

1953

Manufacturer

AT&T Bell Laboratories

Place Manufactured

U.S.

Identifying Numbers

Other number 6/53 Date of manufacture stamped on tube
Serial number GA-51984 Stamped on tube

Dimensions

storage tube: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 4 3/4 in; transistor: 1/4 in x 1/4 in x 4 in

Description

The first commercial transistor, stored in its original white cardboard tube with blue cap. A-51984 Transistor 6/53."

Category

Component/Semiconductor/transistor

Credit

Gift of Carver Mead

Lot Number

X31.81