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Crookes Tube

Crookes Tube

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Object Name
Electron Tube
Crookes tube
crookes tube
Other Terms
Electron Tube; Electron Tubes
Physical Description
attached inside tube (plate connector/connecting technique)
glass (tube material)
metal (plate material)
wood (stand material)
overall: 10 1/2 in x 4 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 10.795 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
from Rutgers University, thru Peter Lindenfeld
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Work and Industry: Electricity
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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