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HIGH RESOLUTION EXHIBIT PICTURES

a selection of the images exhibited at the International Center of Photography and the National Museum of American History 

From the late 1920's, Science Service news syndicate sent out thousands of photographs showing the activities of scientists. This virtual exhibit highlights some of these photographs.

1959 - Helen Dula inserts the inner assembly of a new thimble-size RCA electron tube, now under development, into its metal case.

ASSEMBLING TINY NEW RCA TUBE

CD 1967034 E&MP 52.106  1997.3001.056 exhibition indentification number

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.

Original Caption by Science Service
Radio Corporation of America (RCA)



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