Vintage TOWER Model 6156 GEIGER COUNTER, 1955 SEARS, Appears To WORK - Amazing !
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Vintage TOWER Model 6156 GEIGER COUNTER, 1955 SEARS, Appears To WORK - Amazing !This is a nice looking "Tower" geiger counter as manufactured by the Sears and Roebuck Company. The Sears Roebuck & Company began offering Geiger counters in their Fall and Winter catalog in 1950 for the big Bakersfield, California uranium rush. The Model 6156 was a small handheld Geiger counter for uranium prospecting. It was a sensitive instrument with a magnetic headphone/earphone and gave loud distinct It has a neon bulb which flashes to indicate radioactivity. Has 2 vacuum tubes inside the unit. The case measures 1-3/4 inches x 4 inches x 7 inches. Unit runs on 2 D size cells. Originally sold for 49.95 back in 1955. Here is a link to some info about this unit: https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/surveymeters/sears6156.htm Now, I've put batteries in it - the unit starts buzzing and the neon bulb starts flickering, audible !!!
So its being sold as-is but from all indications, if its not currently working it could be probably be fixed pretty easy as schematic is inside lid/cover.
Note: the 2 batteries will be removed prior to shipment and NOT included.
Some corrosion at one time or another inside.
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