Electronics Museum (a historical review)

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Electronics Museum: review of 20th century progress in electronics devices 1900~1999
-- (the article begins around 1850, with a short prelude setting the scene) Electronics Museum---

Here is a fascinating historical account of electronics beginning before the dawn of the Vacuum Tube era with many pictures of their displays. It has detailed information about the invention of vacuum tubes, their numerous applications, special tubes like cathode ray tubes (used in Television Sets, Radar Sets and Oscilloscopes) and who improved them over the years.

Also covered are Selenium, Vacuum Tube and Silicon Rectifiers, Germanium and Silicon Transistors (did you know hearing aids were the first commercially produced (financially viable) transistorized product?) the transistors development into Integrated Circuits and how they replaced Vacuum Tubes to help advance "The Space Age" and allow man to land on the moon.

Something I learned: Liquid Crystal Displays aren't exactly new! ...

From the website:

... "People will think that liquid crystal or LCD are invented by Japanese, Wrong! In 1888 Renitzer discovered the liquid crystal, but the adequate liquid crystal material and the practical use of liquid crystal is not available until eighty years later." ...

* The article was not 'spell-checked' before it was posted, but if you can get past that, there is a wealth of information the website.

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