Old device (eg vacuum tube) documentation

From: der Mouse <mouse_at_Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: Tue Jan 20 23:40:39 2004

While digging out the keyboard to scan (see my recent message about
that), I noticed that I had a rather old book that perhaps some here
might be interested in information from.

It's an RCA reference book from 1963, and it contains a lot of data on
various types of vacuum tubes and semiconductor devices of the day,
from vacuum tubes still in use today like the 6L6 I think I saw
mentioned recently to picture tubes (even a few colour types) to tube
types I've never heard of like "nuvistor" and "novar". There are a
number of cross-reference tables of various things, indexed by various
useful things. There is a pile of somewhat similar information about
semiconductor devices (though a good deal less in terms of pages in the
book) and a number of pages on batteries. There are then several pages
of ads for devices like multimeters and oscilloscopes and signal
generators, ending with a calendar for 1963 and a few pages of
address-book. There are a few mildly interesting one-page things, like
one giving a number of RCA sales offices, complete with phone numbers
like "WHitehall 4-2900".

I would take a good deal of persuading to part with the book itself.
But if anyone is interested in data from it, including scans of various
portions, drop me a line.

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