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Practical 1955 Tektronix 545A laboratory oscilloscope on trolley

You can't normally just look at a malfuntioning piece of electronics & tell what is wrong with it. Oscilloscopes are widely used in electronics laboratories, repair workshops & factories to display on their screen rapidly varying waveforms of voltages & signals (oscillations) that are changing too fast inside a circuit for an ordinary multimeter to measure. Typically a technician will progress through a circuit connecting the 'scope onto different components along the way until the signal disappears or just looks wrong & the fault will likely be just before that point. This makes oscilloscopes almost indispensible for designing & fault finding complex electronic equipment - well worth remembering when you're dressing such a scene. It's very similar to doctors using X-ray machines or patient monitors to diagnose what's actually wrong inside their patients when there's nothing visible from the outside. They're also very visual props, adding interest to any set as the wobbling waveform displayed can be continuously varying. When hiring oscilloscopes please bear in mind that unless you connect a separate signal generator (wobble box) the screen will only show a dull flat line. We have many signal generators capable of different animated or static patterns, geometric or randomly spiky etc. Please specify what you require when enquiring.

Tektronix made the world's best oscilloscopes which is fairly well proved as this is still working 60+ years on from when it rolled off the assembly line on the island of Guernsey. You can't expect such longevity from much modern electronics. This was produced from 1955 up to 1971 so is useful for any electronics lab scene during and after those years. Trolleys for these are particularly rare as they took up too much space in stores so were frequently thrown away when the scope itself was semi retired.

Prop ID: 1973

Width: 33 cm

Height: 40 cm

Depth: 55 cm

Age: 1955-1980s

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