Charactron Shaped Beam Tube, 7-inch Type One-shot extrusion method of forming characters.
ELECTRON GUN - Shoots unshaped electron beam
SELECTION PLATES - Direct unshaped electron beam to illuminate a pre-selected aperture in the matrix
MATRIX - Shapes electron beam into a character by extrusion process
CONVERGENCE COIL Directs shaped beam to reference plates
REFERENCE PLATES - Align shaped beam on axis of tube
FOCUS COIL - Focuses shaped beam character on screen
DEFLECTION YOKE - Bends beam to position shaped beam character on viewing screen
HELICAL ACCELERATOR - Gives shaped beam character "speed" for increased brightness
was U. S. registered trademark (number 0585950, 23 February 1954)
by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation Convair for its shaped
electron character generator.
Original Caption by Science Service