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This exhibit is an early (possible 1910-20) cold cathode X-Ray tube. There are no markings on the glass to give information.
Both cathode and anode are in the form of flat discs. Any X-Rays produced would be scattered and not held in a tight cone, contrast this to the more developed structure here.
A closer view of the electrodes. Just visible is the glass tube housing the anode lead. On the left is the copper oxide of the glass to metal seal.
In this X-Ray image of the tube the glass tube covering the anode lead is very clear. The evacuation tube is a long swan neck.
The balloon envelope is 80 mm in diameter, and including the base pins is 305 mm tall.
Reference: Observation.


Updated March 25, 2019.
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