Crookes Eye Tube  
Written by AnubisTTP on 2018-09-05  

 

Description

Sometimes tube collectors come across something truly bizarre. This strange device is a Crookes tube which contains a large glass eye under a tangle of filament wire. Both the glass eye and the containing tube are filled with argon, a small internal pinhole connects the two chambers of the tube. When high voltage is passed between the two electrodes of the tube, the gas discharge causes UV sensitive glass in the iris of the glass eye to glow. Though the exact origin and story behind this tube is unknown, it is almost surely a modern creation, and was most likely created by the glassblower Dylan Kehde Roelofs sometime prior to 2016.

Suffice to say, collectors should not confuse a mutant organism such as this with the much more common Magic Eye tuning indicator tube. No radio known has ever used this thing as a tuning indicator, and if one did, it could likely only be used to communicate with Cenobites and other extradimensional beings.

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