Old device (eg vacuum tube) documentation

From: Tom Jennings <tomj_at_wps.com>
Date: Thu Jan 22 19:08:05 2004

On Tue, 2004-01-20 at 21:40, der Mouse wrote:

> 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".

If the cover sez "RCA Receiving Tubes" it's a reasonably available book,
and even reprinted. There's a number att he bottom, RC-18 or something
like that, there's versions up to RC-39 (or whatever the prefix is). If
it's some obscure industrial types the data could be hard-to-find.

I have a lot of non-receiving tube data available in original (sic) form
at http://wps.com/archives/tube-datasheets/index.html, and a bunch of
semiconductor datasheets at http://wps.com/archives/index.html, all
indexed by device number.

What with the ads you say it has it's likely not just an RCA tube
manual. I wouldn't want to part with it either, lots o'pretty pictures
and cool tech culture stuff.

> 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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