RCA EMU-2B transmission electron microscope, United States, 1946

1946 in United States

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R.C.A. EMU-2B Transmission Electron Microscope. Reconstruction in the Lower Wellcome Gallery, Science Museum, showing a
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R.C.A. EMU-2B transmission electron microscope with bench and associated auxilary equipment

A technician (represented by a mannequin) is examining a bacteriological sample from a patient under an early post-war electron microscope. The sample is shown on a fluorescent screen and can be photographed for further study. Instead of using light beams to look at an object, electrons are used. Samples of blood, saliva or urine are taken from patients and the bacteria present are then grown and studied under the microscope to identify the cause of someone’s illness. This example was made by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).


Microscopy (Wellcome)
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whole, glass and whole, metal
electron microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
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