CRT implosions

Fred Cisin cisin at
Wed Oct 5 15:34:32 CDT 2005

On Tue, 4 Oct 2005, CRC wrote:
> In the mid 50s they used to show on TV a tape of a ball on a string
> launched into the face of an unprotected CRT. The neck proceeded
> through the faceplate and embedded in a 1/2" piece of plywood.
> Definitely made one careful when playing with the old sets.

Yes, but being TV, had they filled the tube with propane and ignited it?

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