Hydrogen Discharge Tube

Hydrogen Discharge Tube

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A paper label on this hydrogen discharge tube reads “TUBE LIGHT ENGINEERING CO. / 427 WEST 42ND STREET/ NEW YORK 36, N.Y. / No. 20 Atomic Hydrogen." The proprietor of Tube Light Engineering Co. was Samuel C. Miller, senior author of Neon Signs: Manufacture, Installation, Maintenance (New York, 1935).
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Object Name
hydrogen discharge tube
overall: 9 1/2 in x 1 3/4 in x 5/8 in; 24.13 cm x 4.445 cm x 1.5875 cm
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National Museum of American History
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