993.638.1: X-Ray Tube, 1901-1940

Additional Images

993.638.1:  X-Ray Tube.
Image No. 1446 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Kesselring x-ray tube consisting of a spherical glass bulb (tinted purple from metal deposits) with cylindrical stems carrying the electrodes: the anode is at the bottom, the cathode at the top, and the anticathode is just above the anode. A fourth stem, the auto regeneration mechanism, has a long wire that stops near the cathode. Manufacturer's name and address, serial number [No.10926], patent date and number [undecipherable] stamped onto cathode stem's surface in white.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.638.1
Collection: Radiomedicine
Date: 1901-1940

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 50 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • aluminium,
  • asbestos,
  • copper,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • plating,
  • platinum,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: Kesselring X-Ray Tube Co.
  • Owner: Dr. S. W. A. Gunn