Crookes tube

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Crookes tube the original gas-discharge cathode-ray tube
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Crookes tube (Phys) A vacuum tube in which the exhaustion is carried to a very high degree, with the production of a distinct class of effects; -- so called from W. Crookes who introduced it.
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Usage

In literature:

In 1895 Rontgen drew closer attention to the Crookes tube by discovering the rays which he called X-rays, but which now bear his name.
"The Story of Evolution" by Joseph McCabe
The Ruhmkorff coil in the background; the Crookes tube in front of it; under the hand is the photographic plate in its plate-holder.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. VI., No. 6, May, 1896" by Various
The same tube would sometimes have a vertical, and sometimes a crooked or inclined direction.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
In this room was a small table carrying a Crookes tube connected with the coil.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 5, April, 1896" by Various
On that day Dr. Roentgen was working with a Crookes tube in his laboratory.
"Notable Events of the Nineteenth Century" by Various
Crookes studied the light from various gases by enclosing them in a tube which was pumped out until a low vacuum was produced.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Crookes tube, viii, 359.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 14" by Elbert Hubbard
In this room was a small table carrying a Crookes tube connected with the coil.
"Little Masterpieces of Science:" by Various
For joining small thin-walled tubes Mr. Crookes recommends the use of a small Bunsen flame.
"The Methods of Glass Blowing and of Working Silica in the Oxy-Gas Flame" by W. A. Shenstone
By lengthening the tube at will the crook lowers the pitch of the instrument, and consequently changes the key in which it stands.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 6" by Various
A Crookes' tube is four to five inches in diameter, globular in its middle portion, but tapering away towards each end.
"The Romance of Modern Invention" by Archibald Williams
Vacuum Tubes of Crookes, Hittorf, and Lenard.
"The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century." by Edward W. Byrn
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In news:

Staff Photo by Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press Keith Heming, top, director of operations at the Samaritan Center in Ooltewah, observes as Stanley Crook removes copper wiring from a television tube.
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