Lucite paperweight contains the individual components that go into making a vacuum tube as well as a completely assembled vacuum tube.
Tung-Sol was a manufacturer of radio & TV vacuum tubes and had a factory in Bloomfield (Newark), New Jersey. Tung-Sol also manufactured discrete transistors, silicon rectifiers, diodes, and automotive headlamps and flashers.
Tung-Sol vacuum tubes have a reputation of having the highest quality material and manufacturing standards of any of the vacuum tube makers. Tung-Sol manufactured Electron vacuum tubes for RCA as well.
Tung-Sol went out of business in the 1960's but the Tung Sol brand name is now owned and being used by the New Sensor Corp.
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