[time-nuts] And you thought you were old

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Tue Apr 20 12:26:01 EDT 2010


Norm did not invent the fuze. His contribution was the tubes that made it
prectical. The Dopplar technique was British, as I remember.

There is a video up on MIT's "TechTV" that shows the submini tube
manufacturing line. Norm is in that.

-John

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> At 08:56 AM 4/20/2010, J. Forster wrote:
>>Do you know the story of the CK722?
>>
>>In the 1950s, Raytheon was making tiny transistors for hearing aids to
>>replace the pre-WW II subminiature tubes.
>>
>>Aside: Those tubes, developed by Norm Krim, were ruggedized and used in
>>the WW II Proximity Fuzes, one of THE big inventions of WW II.
>
> Neat story.  Strange that his name (according to google books)
> doesn't appear in "The Deadly Fuze".  It's still a good book, BTW.
>
> --
> newell  N5TNL
>
>






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