Display Patterns

When I originally started to work on this site, I wanted to have all kinds of streaming video, flashy graphics, and audio clips.  When I found out how slow this site functioned over conventional phone lines, I reverted back to some simpler concepts.  On this page, I have animated the approximate appearance of the various display patterns of magic eye tubes.  It is important to note that regardless of the pattern displayed, the principle of operation remains the same for every tube.  More to come...

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2E5, 2G5, 6AB5, 6AF7A, 6E5, 6E5c, 6E5D, 6E5GT, 6E5M, 6E5S, 6G5, 6G5G, 6M1, 6ME5, 6ME10, 6N5, 6S5, 6U5, 6U5G, 12ZE8, 1629, CV51, CV504, CV843, CV1103, CV1756, CV1906, CV2747, HF3110, ME41, ME91, ME920, NR69, OSW3110, VI103, VT98, VT138, VT215, Y61, Y62, Y63, Y64, Y65, 63ME 6AD6, 6AF6, 6355, R2164
Each shadow can be
individually controlled
6CD7, 6AF7, 6AF7G, 6M2, CV394, CV1434, EM34, EM4, UM34, 64ME, UM4
Dual sensitivity.  One shadow is
more sensitive than the other.
6X6, 6Z-E1, AM2, AW6, E1180, EFM1, EFM11, EM31, CV1077, V177
Both shadows are connected and
cannot be individually controlled

 

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6H5
Tubes labeled "6H5 6G5" do not
display the stationary shadow
4678, AM1, EM1, EM3, TV4
All four shadows are connected and
cannot be individually controlled
EM5, EM11, EM35, UM11, UM35
Dual sensitivity.  Two opposite shadows
are more sensitive than the other two.

 

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6EG5, 6UG5G, 12UG5G, TI65
Only the TI65 has the cross supports for the filament shield.  Additional shadows or patterns on the display are a result of deflection electrode supports.
6E5MT, 6ME2, EM71, HM71, UM71 6T5

 

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6GE12 6GE12A 6AL7, CV3707
Each of 3 shadows can be
individually controlled

 

pattern pattern pattern
4FG6, 4HU6, 6E2, 6E3p, 6FG6, 6HU6, 19FG6, CV5434, CV10407, EM84, EM85-E, EM87, EM840, PM84, PM87, UM84, UM87 EM800 6GX8, EAM86

 

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6DA5, 6DG7, 19DA5, 19DG7, EM81, EM85, UM81, UM85 6E1p, 6BR5, 19BR5, EM80, UM80, Y119 EM83, UM83
Each shadow can be
individually controlled

 

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EMM801
Each shadow can be
individually controlled
EMM802
Each shadow can be
individually controlled
EMM803
Each shadow can be
individually controlled