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ID number:  BIRRC-P0909
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Historic Physics Collection
Title / Object name:  Klystron – Soft Sutton tube
Object type:  Cavity magnetron
Date made:  Early 1940s
Materials:  Glass and metal
Measurements:  13 x 11.5 x 5.3 cm
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These tubes were first made by Arthur Cooke at the Clarendon Laboratory in 1941 and extensively used in radar work during World War II. They are like klystrons but with the main electrodes removed and filled with gas. They were used in detector systems to protect more delicate parts of the system from excessive signals.

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