Vacuum tube module, circa 1955

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Date Introduced
1955 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 1 3/4 in x 8 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in
Manufacturer
University of Wisconsin. Department of Physics
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102681565

In the 1940s and 1950s, “electronics” meant vacuum tubes—big, hot, and power hungry. A single “dual-triode” vacuum tube could be configured as one flip-flop, storing one bit of data.