Radiation Counter


Portable radiation counter with tag that reads “BETA-GAMMA SURVEY METER / . . . / THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION / COUNTER VICTOREEN / AEC MODEL 263-A / 1239.” John A. Victoreen (1902-1986), a high school dropout who made and sold radios, established the Victoreen Instrument Co., in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, in 1929. During World War II, this firm manufactured radiation dosimeters for the Manhattan Project. Victoreen took the company public in 1950.

Maker: Victoreen Instrument Company

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Modern Physics


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.N-08269Accession Number: 243274Catalog Number: MHI-N-8269Model Number: 263ASerial Number: 1239Catalog Number: N-08269

Object Name: counter

Measurements: overall: 13 in x 13 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 33.02 cm x 33.655 cm x 8.255 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-5e1a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1800299

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