Electronic Valve - Westinghouse, Diode, Type 268415-P, 1920s Object Reg. No: ST 027893

Gas filled low voltage rectifier.
These valves were normally argon filled and were used in low voltage battery chargers. GE used the name 'Tungar' (a combination of tungsten and argon). Westinghouse used the name Rectigon, the 'gon' presumably also derived from argon.
Manufacturer: Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company.
Spherical bulb with extension on top with Edison screw base and top anode connection. There is an asbestos filling where the anode top connector is recessed.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Wireless Institute of Australia, 1967
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 137 mm (Length), 52 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: thermionic electron valves, 1031, dm21
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Information & Communication Collection
Primary Classification: ELECTRONICS
Secondary Classification: Vacuum Technology
Tertiary Classification: rectification
Inscriptions: Base: Rectigon/268415-P/WE & M Co., USA/Licensed as set forth on carton
Manufacturer: Westinghouse Electric Corporation, United States of America, 1920-1930

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