Tektronix made a number of educational films which were available on loan or purchase. This brochure describes the films available in the 1961 to 1966 time frame. Many of them are available to view on this page. Click on the image to view the PDF.
This November 1962 TekTalk features an article about Frank Hood and Tektronix films. Click on the image to view the PDF.
We also show many of the films and videos in this gallery continuously throughout the day on our wall mounted display behind our reception desk.
In honor of the 75th anniversary of Tektronix, the museum created a three part video slideshow tour on 75 of our exhibits.
Click here to go to the playlist on our YouTube channel.
Click here to view a PDF of the video slides.
We host all videos on our vintageTEK YouTube Channel. Some of our vintageTEK videos are: including:
- 7L12 Spectrum Analyzer Plug-in
- Casting a Replacement Knob
- 468 +5V Storage Supply
- 468 Vertical Repair
- 465B and 468 Oscilloscope Horizontal Sweep Problems
- 400 Series Oscilloscope Vertical Attenuator Testing
- 400-series High Voltage Multiplier and CRT Replacement
- 475A / DMM44 Repair
- 4B53A Dual Time Base Repair
- Capacitance Keyboard Repair
- DM504A DMM Repair
- 7A26 Repair
- 7A26 Repair Part Deux
- Tektronix 577 Curve Tracer Left-Right Switch Repair
Bob Anderson's Virtual Oscilloscope Graticule
Tektronix made a 13 minute video for the Tektronix Innovation Forum 2021.
Take a Tour of the vintageTEK Museum
Tektronix has a page on their website devoted to highlighting Stories From Engineers. They chose to add both Nick's story of building an oscilloscope and Phil's story of mentoring (details of this project and their work together are on our Mentoring page).
Nick's story of building his oscilloscope (Tektronix website)
Phil's story of his mentoring experience (Tektronix website)
Two visitors to the museum have recorded and posted videos of their tour on YouTube
A Visit to the VintageTek Museum by youtuuba, ~60 minutes (YouTube website)
Tektronix VintageTek Museum visit - STB59 by Shadowtron Blog, ~14 minutes (YouTube website)
There are a number of films by various companies highlighting some aspect of their research, development, manufacturing, service, or operations. While these films emphasize their contribution and success, they also highlight the equipment that enabled their success and Tektronix instruments feature prominently.
Enabling Customer Success links to these videos which are not hosted on this website.
Howard Vollum Talks to Area Reps - 1977
Jack Murdock - A Life Well Lived
New Gen: Introduction of the 7000 Series - 1969
Q1 1998 Tektronix Quarterly Report
Sounds of Progress (about Fabrication and Molding capability)
Tektronix Nine Minute Tour - 1968
Tektronix Celebrates 50 Years - 1996
Timelapse Construction of Building 55 Operations Center
The Cathode Ray Tube: Window To Electronics
Unofficial CRT Implosion Testing 1967
Technical / Educational
Ceramic Strip Soldering - 1964
Circuit Boards: Design & Manufacturing - 1969
Measurement Apps using Analog Scopes by Alan Wolke
Oscilloscope Educational Sampler
Tektronix and vintageTEK - Spectrum Analyzers Then and Now
Tek & the World of Measurement - 1968
Tektronix Explains Analog Video Color - 1979
Introduction to the Cathode Ray Oscilloscope 1970 Encyclopaedia Britannica film on YouTube
Strain Measurements With The Q Unit
The Laboratory Scope: Time Base & Triggering - 1961
The Mixed Domain Oscilloscope by Alan Wolke
The Oscilloscope Draws a Graph
Transresistance by Nelson Hibbs
Typical Tek Circuits: Part 1 & 2 by Rodger Loop
Using Tektronix Analog Scopes by Alan Wolke
11301A and 11302A Oscilloscopes (short teasers)
2200 Family Marketing Presentation
2230 Family Marketing Presentation
2467B "Bright Eye (tm)" Oscilloscope
3052 Digital Spectrum Analyzer 1988
492 and 496 Portable Spectrum Analyzers
4061 Line Editor Demo - June 1981
Simplified Trigger Adjustments on 530/540 Series Oscilloscopes
Tektronix 11403 Digitizing Oscilloscope
Tektronix 11K Series Introduction
Tektronix On-Hold Telephone Commercials - March 1996
Testmate Product Line Presentation
The Vectorscope: It's All About Color!
Sites and Locations
Building 55 Time Lapsed Construction
Grass Valley Group Services Sampler
Tektronix Holland NV (Heerenveen Plant)
Professor Tom Lee Visits vintageTEK Museum
InfoAge Science & History Center Honors Howard Vollum
1989 Tektronix Masters, Vail CO
Ask Mr. Wizard: The Oscilloscope
Creating a Demo of a 1930's RCA CRT
Howard Vollum Memorial Dedication - August 14, 1987
Leading Effective Discussions - 1973
Tektronix Picnic - August 10, 1968