Some of us like seeing the old advertisements from vintage era magazines. This Taylor Tubes advertisement from the February 1941 edition of the ARRL's QST magazine is a prime example. Vacuum tubes had a high degree of automation for stamping out internal components, forming the glass shells and evacuation of the air, but they still required human production line operators for assembling the components prior to being encapsulated and sealed. National Instruments hadn't invented LabVIEW yet to run the testing station, so people manually placed the tubes into a board full of sockets for burn-in and testing.
February 1941 QST
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QST, published December 1915 - present. All copyrights hereby acknowledged.
Taylor Tubes Advertisement