CD V-138 Pocket Dosimeter Prototypes (1959, 1960)

The CD V-138 had the lowest exposure range of the various CDV pocket dosimeters: 0 - 200 milliroentgens. Since measurements this low didn't serve much of a civil defense purpose, the CD V-138 was primarily intended for use in training. Approximately 220,000 of these were produced.
A prototype of the CD V-138 pocket dosimeter produced by the Victoreen Instrument Company and donated to the ORAU collection by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The typed paper label on the dosimeter barrel reads: "V-138 Prototype Victoreen 2-18-59 Approved 5-22-59."     Size: 4" long, 1/2" diameter

A prototype of the CD V-138 pocket dosimeter produced by Bendix and donated to the ORAU collection by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The typed paper label on the dosimeter barrel reads: "V-138 Prototype Bendix 3-1-59 showing improved optics."   Copper barrel. Size: 4 1/8" long, 1/2" diameter.

A prototype of the CD V-138 pocket dosimeter produced by Bendix and donated to the ORAU collection by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  The typed paper label on the dosimeter barrel reads: "V-138 Prototype Bendix 1-28-60 Approved 4-4-60."    Size: 4 1/8" long, 1/2" diameter

Donated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency courtesy of Carl Siebentritt

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