|1987.0487.178||Texas Instruments Collection||Object|
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).
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