TV Camera Pick-Up Tubes

Dr. Hakim’s Collection


Although my main interest as a collector is in Antique X-Ray Tubes and Radiology-related items*, I came along my way across some interesting early TV camera tubes, and, incidentally, I have by now a limited sideline collection of some interesting items which I am happy to present, mainly in pictures, with some short comments.


Please click on an item in the list below to open the corresponding page.


Correspondence and corrections are welcome.




Zahi N. Hakim MD










The Iconoscope




The Super-Emitron



The Orthicon



The 3” Image Orthicon



The 4.5” Image Orthicon




The Image Dissector




Vidicons and Plumbicons


Relative sizes of

 Camera Tubes    







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