X-Ray Tube

X-Ray Tube

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Description
Cold cathode glass x-ray tube with "MACALASTER, WIGGIN CO.” and “Chicago” and “Queen Pat. No. 594036” and “74675" inscriptions. The Macalaster, Wiggin Co. was established in Boston in 1898, established a second facility in Chicago in 1910, and became part of the new the Victor Electric Corporation in 1916.
Ref: Henry Lyman Sayen, “Roentgen Ray Tube,” U.S. Patent 594,036 (Nov. 23, 1897), assigned to The Queen & Company of Philadelphia.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
tube, x-ray
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 6 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in x 20 in; 17.145 cm x 22.225 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
1978.0435.085
accession number
1978.0435
catalog number
1978.0435.085
collector/donor number
7082
Credit Line
Gift of the American College of Radiology
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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