X-Ray Tube

X-Ray Tube

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Description
Hot cathode x-ray tube with a “Westinghouse” inscription, designed for use in a fluoroscope. Westinghouse was making fluoroscopes by 1930. A fluoroscope, with its fluorescent screen, is used for viewing x-ray images without taking and developing x-ray photographs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tube, x-ray
maker
Westinghouse Electric Corporation
Measurements
overall: 17 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; 43.815 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
1978.0435.022
accession number
1978.0435
catalog number
1978.0435.022
collector/donor number
2979
Credit Line
Gift of the American College of Radiology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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