X-Ray Tube

Description:

Glass x-ray tube with inscriptions that read in part “COOLIDGE TUBE / D140 / PATENTS PENDING / . . . / GENERAL ELECTRIC CO.” William David Coolidge (1873-1975) was an American physicist who worked for General Electric.

Date Made: 1917

Maker: General Electric Company

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine

Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0235.01Catalog Number: 1993.0235.01Accession Number: 1993.0235

Object Name: X-Ray Tubetube, x-ray

Physical Description: metal, brass (overall material)wood (overall material)rubber (overall material)purple (overall color)glass (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 31.5 cm x 18 cm x 34 cm; 12 3/8 in x 7 1/16 in x 13 3/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-b871-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1137859

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.