Here are some early photos of CRT manufacturing at the Sunset plant.

 

 

A number of CRT lamps were seen around Tektronix and the museum has a few.  This June 6, 1955 TekTalk features an article about the CRT lamp.

 

This August 5, 1955 TekTalk features a follow-on article about the CRT lamps.

 

This October 1957 TekTalk features another follow-on article about the CRT lamps.

 

This November 14, 1956 TekTalk features three employees in the CRT Department.

 

This February 1957 TekTalk features the small parts section which manufactures the internal components of the CRT gun assembly. Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This September 1957 TekTalk features the automatic pin welder for CRT gun assembly.

 

This October 1957 TekTalk features the bottle prep group.

 

This CRT brochure is aimed at employees of CRT Manufacturing with an overview of the CRT and the importance of cleanliness and carefulness in manufacturing.  It is not dated but features a 576 curve tracer which was introduced in 1969.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This October 25, 1975 TekWeek features an Area Representative overview of the CRT operation with questions and answers.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This  February 19, 1982 TekWeek article features the commemoration of the manufacture of the 250,000 T465 CRT.  Click the image to view the PDF.

 

This April 1, 1983 TekWeek features the high volume CRT line.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This August 12, 1983 TekWeek features low cost ceramic CRT manufacturing.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This May 19, 1989 TekWeek features the celebration of the 35th anniversary of CRT manufacturing.  Click on the image to view the PDF.

 

This November 5, 1993 TekWeek article describes the wake for the last DVST CRT produced.

 

This faceplate also marks the end of storage CRT manufacturing.

 

This 1994 pin marks the end of miniscope CRT manufacturing.

 

This April 15, 1994 TekWeek article features the last CRT produced by the operation.