1987.0487.178 Texas Instruments Collection Object

Transistor Kit
TI number: G00390

These kit's were used as marketing 'give-aways' in the latter 1950's to publicize both TI and transistors. At that time, there was still a lot of resistance to the use of transistors among circuit designers.

The device has a germanium grown junction bar soldered into the header. In the capsule is a gold wire which in production would be bonded to the base layer of the bar and soldered or welded to the header base lead (center lead).
Texas Instruments (Steve Karnavas, Howard Moss, Harry Owens.)

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