“4UD” Therapy Tube

by General Electric










      Dating probably to the late twenties or early thirties, Coolidge type deep therapy tube, 32”(80cms) long, 8”(20cms) bulb.


       Large 2” (5cms) tungsten anode disc with a relatively low target angle of 30 degrees compared to the 45 degrees in early Coolidge type tubes.


       Unknown technical specifications.


       Note the peculiar cathode with a small rod-like protrusion from the center of the flat, slightly convex, concentric helical filament, probably intended to help shaping the flow of the electron beam towards the anode. Note also the brownish hemispheric discoloration of the tube bulb facing the anode disc.




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