The piecemeal rationality of application oriented research. As analysis of the R+D-history leading to the invention of the plumbicon in the Philips Research laboratories

A. Sarlemijn, M.J. Vries, de

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Abstract

The Plumbicon is a television camera pickup tube which was developed by the Philips Research Laboratories. It was made public in 1962 and even today is considered the ultimate in pickup tube designs. This was confirmed by G.O. Towler of the Department of Trade and Industry of the UK during the International Conference on the History of Television
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological development and science in the industrial age : new perspectives on the science-technology
EditorsP.A. Kroes, M. Bakker
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherKluwer Academic Publishers
Pages99-132
ISBN (Print)0-7923-1898-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Publication series

NameBoston studies in the philosophy of science
Volume144

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