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GPL television camera model List (General Precision Laboratories)

Model number Comments Date (1) Description & technology
PA-505   Pre. 1959 Telecine, mono, vidicon, valve
PA-520   Pre. 1959 Telecine, colour, vidicon, valve
PD150 C mount lens Pre. 1959 staticon, valve
PD151 C mount lens Pre. 1959 Vidicon, valve
PD-250   Pre. 1959 Studio, mono, vidicon, valve
PD500 C Mount lens Pre. 1959 Staticon/Vidicon, valve
Mk3 (badged Pye) Mid 1950s Studio, mono, I.O. valve

(1) Dates are tricky!, do you take the design date or the date entered service? It's all a bit vague.
"I.O." is the abbreviation for Image Orthicon, a large camera tube in 3 inch and 4.5 inch sizes.
"Plumbicon" is a registered trade mark of Philips, as well as being a Lead Oxide camera tube!

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