Tektronix’s Ceramic CRT Production And The Building 13 Catacombs

As a manufacturer of test equipment and more, Tektronix has long had a need for custom form factors with its CRT displays. They initially went with fully glass CRTs as this was what the booming television industry was also using, but as demand for the glass component of CRTs increased, so did the delays in getting these custom glass components made. This is where Tektronix decided to use its existing expertise with ceramic strips during the pre-PCB era to create ceramic funnels for ceramic CRTs, as described in this 1967 video.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://hackaday.com/2023/11/27/tektronixs-ceramic-crt-production-and-the-building-13-catacombs/