Object StatementX-ray tube and stand, glass / metal / plastic, possibly made by W Watson & Son Ltd, Holborn, London, England, use attributed to Walter Drowley Filmer, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, c. 1896
Physical DescriptionX-ray tube, glass / metal, attributed to Walter Drowley Filmer, used in Newcastle, NSW, glass/metal, circa 1896
Glass sphere with two small bulbs at each end. The bulb at the top contains a slender glass tube, from which hangs a small metal square. A curved, slender glass tube is attached to the exterior of the bulb. The lower bulb contains a small concave dish, fixed to a stand.
A label attached to the sphere describes this as the first x-ray tube used in Newcastle, 1896.
(-X) Perspex stand
MarksTwo labels have been stuck to the object. One, wound around the slender glass tube, gives the manufacturer's name and location, printed in black on white paper "[illegible]SON & SON HIGH HOLBURN, LONDON."
Another label, stuck to the glass sphere, gives the X-ray tube's history, handwritten on white paper "The first X-Ray/ Tube used/ in Newcastle/ November/ 1896 H4327(written in different ink)/ [illegible]".