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Subject: Re: Digital divide by ten, 1949 style
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 01:36:28 GMT
NNTP-Posting-Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2002 18:36:28 PDT
Organization: EarthLink Inc. -- http://www.EarthLink.net
Joe Morris wrote:
> Wow...I hadn't thought of the Compactron in years and it took me a while
> to remember what they looked like. From the broadcast side of the house
> I never worked with them.
> But that brings up a question: what was the highest number of pins used
> on any production vacuum tube? (And this is going to make me go into
> my garage and look at the old image orthicon that's been sitting on a
> shelf for 40 years or so and count its pins...) Let's say that the
> word "production" means that it was produced to stock (not built to
> order) and intended for civilian users.
> Joe Morris
My RCA book on photomultipliers shows a number of 20 and 21 pin bases.
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