SBC6120 (a build-it-yourself PDP-8 clone) grammer checked
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Sun Jun 18 17:21:39 CDT 2006
How about some of the more antique and exotics, such as "Crookes tube" or
How about the "Electron Ray Tube" aka "Tuning Eye Tube" (6E5, EM81, etc.)?
On 6/18/2006 at 10:04 PM ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk wrote:
>> (Point of curiosity: In British English, when is a tube a valve? You
>> fellows don't talk about "Cathode Ray Valves" do you? Is a
>No, but there are many stories of uninformed customers telling the TV
>enginere that the fault is the 'picture valve' :-)
>> tube a "valve"? How about a TWT?)
>Hmmm. Good question. I am not sure of all cases, but we (the UK) would
>talk about :
>Diode valve, triode valve, tetrode valve, pentode valve, etc (up to
>nonode valve), and things like 'frequency changer valve' (which is, I
>think, what you'd call a 'converter tube').
>But : Cathode ray tube, photomulitiplier tube, vidicon tube (and image
>orthicon, iconoscope, if you go back that far), voltage stabiliser tube
>(as in the gas-filled cold-cathode diode that started this thread :-)),
>travelling wave tube, dekatron tube, nixie tube, trochotron tube, trigger
>I think klystrons and magnetrons are more commonly 'valves' over here,
>but 'tube' wouldn't sound too odd either.
>Other terms change too. What you'd call a 'damper tube' in a TV
>horizontal output stage, we'd call a 'booster diode (valve)' in a 'line
>If anyone wants to know what I'd call a specific device, just ask.
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