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1959 - Helen Dula inserts the inner assembly of a new thimble-size RCA electron tube

ASSEMBLING TINY NEW RCA TUBE

CD 1967034 E&MP52.106

Electronics

March 11, 1959

With the aid of a microscope, Helen Dula inserts the inner assembly of a new thimble-size RCA electron tube, now under development, into its metal case.

RCA expects that this tube, based on a newly developed design concept, can be manufactured by high-speed, mechanized production techniques.

Tubes of this type are expected to make possible the production of more compact, more efficient television sets, computers, and electronic devices for defense and industry.

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Radio Corporation of America (RCA)



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