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1959 - Mary Tomed inspects thimble-size electron tubes or Nuvistors

UNUSUAL PHOTO OF TINY NEW RCA DEVELOPMENTAL TUBES

CD 1967025 E&MP50.001

Electron Tubes

March 11, 1959

Inner assemblies and completed units of RCA’s new high-performance, thimble-size electron tubes appear to be dancing in mid-air as Mary Tomed of the company’s Harrison, N.J., plant inspects them.

The photographer made this unusual shot by focusing his camera into a mirror beneath a glass plate.

RCA’s new tube, called a “Nuvistor,” opens the way to more compact, more efficient electronic instrument for the home, the military, and industry. 


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