It consists of a large round shape glass tube with nickel electric attachments at the ends and on the stem of the glass, Displayed on a turned wooden base, I think the base is later than the tube. Whether you intend to electrify it or not it is a very decorative item with a sculptural quality. The experiment is to introduce an electrical current which charges Ion gas particles inside the vacuum. This is of course the forerunner to the cathode rays tubes used in old televisions. All of this can be explained on the website mentioned above.
These old TUBES are collectable and can command high prices by collectors, I've picked this up quite a reasonable price so I'm not being greedy.... The glass does come out of the stand. The item "ANTIQUE CATHODE RAY TUBE / X RAY TUBE SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT 1900/1920 F4" is in sale since Tuesday, November 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Optical". The seller is "barrie5757" and is located in cambridge.
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