General Electric
Tech's Filing Cabinet Miscellaneous General Electric RCA

Here are various documents from the General Electric Corporation (GE). Some are internal documents and some are for the general public. Common documents such as tube and transistor manuals are not included here; they are available from many sites on the web, such as Pete Millett's site.

As described in the provenance link to the left, these documents came from employees in the General Electric Cathode Ray Tube Department in GE's Electronics Park, Syracuse, New York. Most of the documents relate to CRTs and picture tubes, but there are many documents from other divisions within GE. It becomes clear that any department within GE had access to a vast array of industrial and R&D resources within the company. The "Technical Information Series" of bulletins are an example of this, but there is a separate category here for other non-CRT documents, catagorized below as "Pan-GE" documents.


Cathode Ray Tube Dept 1958 Syracuse Factory Brochure - Undated, but guess about 1957-58 based on the tubes being made. Description of Building 6 and a nice summary of GE's picture tube operation.


GE Technical Information Series - The GE "Technical Information Series" of reports were curated by General Electric's Corporate Research and Development group in Schenectady, New York. These reports were written by the various departments of GE and were distributed widely throughout the company.


GE Trip Reports - These were made by members of the CRT Department and were either visits for technology exchange, visits to vendors to work on particular projects, or visits to other divisions within GE to get educated on GE's technologies. Many of the other tube companies visited likely has cross-licensing agreements, but some didn't. The degree of cooperation is striking (in most cases).


GE CRT Dept. Internal Memos - Memos from the CRT Department that don't fall in to the other categories such as trip reports, government-funded reports, or the Talaria Project.


Pan-GE Documents - GE documents from outside the CRT department.


Government-Funded Reports - Some of the CRT Department's R&D was funded by government contracts. Here are reports identified as such. Most of these reports include biographies of the developers and descriptions of facilities.


Talaria Project - A television projector derived from the Eidophor projector. Really pushed the technology - project started in 1959 and shipped in 1983!