X-Ray Tube

Description:

Air cooled hot cathode x-ray tube with shield and stand, and a "W. & B. MFG. CO. NEW YORK / CORNING MADE IN U.S.A." inscription. The Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co. was in business by 1885, making and selling electrical communications and medical-electrical apparatus. The partners, Henry E. Waite and Samuel H. Bartlett, had several patents for electrical apparatus.

Ref: “Dr. Harry F. Waite, Pioneer in the Manufacture of X-Ray Machines was 74,” New York Times (Jan. 27, 1946), p. 41.

Maker: Waite & Bartlett Mfg. Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.0235.02Catalog Number: 1993.0235.02Accession Number: 1993.0235

Object Name: X-Ray Tubetube, x-ray

Physical Description: glass (overall material)metal (overall material)wood (overall material)black (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 22 cm x 26 cm x 49 cm; 8 11/16 in x 10 1/4 in x 19 5/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-ba92-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1137889

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