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https://flic.kr/p/7UG7Tu | Vacuum Tube No.14 | Vacuum Tube / Thermionic Valve from larger study regarding formal aspects of mid century technical design. The individual forms should be regarded as a form of architecture, to be appreciated and evaluated on it's own merits, aesthetically and otherwise.
"A vacuum tube, electron tube (in North America), thermionic valve "tube" or "valve", is a device that controls or regulates the flow of electric current through a vacuum. Vacuum tubes were critical to the development of electronic technology, which drove the expansion and commercialization of radio communication and broadcasting, television, radar, sound reinforcement, sound recording and reproduction, large telephone networks, analog and digital computers, and industrial process control."