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Strobotron tube, type 1D21/SN4

Major collection: Science & Technology
Named collection: Harold E. Edgerton Collection
Object type: strobe lamp
Maker: Sylvania
Date made: date unknown
Measurements: 4 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 4 in x 1 1/4 in
Nomenclature: photographic tools and equipment - high speed photographic equipment
Classification: tools and equipment

The Strobotron tube was the heart of the Strobotac. Because it was filled with neon and gave off a reddish glow when fired, it was not well-suited to photography. The Strobotac, then, was intended primarily for visual examination of moving objects.


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