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    Here's a pic I found in the September, 1967 issue of Laser Focus magazine. Now THAT's a plasma tube!!! Haven't found anything else about it yet. Thought y'all might appreciate it.

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    Wow!

    Nice find Bob. Now you just need to track down the real thing

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    I'll second that Jem - thats a wonderful piece of glass - I love the old glass tubes - theres just a certain magic to them. Maybe its cos it reminds me of 50's Sci-fi...dunno
    Seeing this one it made me think of Morbius in the Forbidden Planet.
    Keep them coming Robert - at least there are two afficianados here

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    Great picture! Kinda looks like he's using it to defend himself against some kind of tall Dr. eating monster

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    Its well described in a GOV DOC. And its well described in Bell System Technical Journal, looks like a improved LaBuda (spelling?) RCA labs design. Its also referenced in Bridge's work for the Air Force Lab, of which I posses a copy.

    wavelength will be 322 or 358 as well as others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedgas View Post
    Its well described in a GOV DOC. And its well described in Bell System Technical Journal, looks like a improved LaBuda (spelling?) RCA labs design. Its also referenced in Bridge's work for the Air Force Lab, of which I posses a copy.

    wavelength will be 322 or 358 as well as others.

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    Looks like a 'special' dildo to me
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    Quote Originally Posted by smogthemog View Post
    Looks like a 'special' dildo to me
    ...which makes perfect sense, since the guy looks exactly like Fred Schneider of the B-52s...

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