Tracerlab Glass Wall GM (ca. 1950s)

Tracerlab Glass Wall GM tube

This glass walled GM tube was manufactured by Tracerlab Inc., of Boston, Massachusetts. Unfortunately the model number on the label is barely discernible. It appears to be 31 something or other. In other words, a mystery tube!

There is a slight indent approximately two inches down from the top of the tube. Below this point the glass wall seems to get thinner. My best guess is that this is a "dipping" counter for quantifying low energy beta emitters in liquids.

Size: 7 1/4” long and 7/8” diameter

Wall: Glass

Cathode: Metallic coating on inside of glass wall

Base: Four prong ceramic base

Donated by Ron Kathren.