Nuclear-Chicago "Count-O-Matic" Model 183 Binary Scaler     (ca. 1954 - 1955)

The Model 183 “Count-O-Matic” scaling unit was manufactured by Nuclear-Chicago, formerly known as the Nuclear Instrument and Chemical Corporation. It was a high-end binary scaler with lots of bells and whistles, the ability to measure the time required to accumulate a pre-selected number of counts (40 to 256,000), and a very short resolving time (2 us). A single switch was used to reset the register, timer and interpolation lights.

This particular example (serial number 145) was used at the University of Oregon medical school and purchased at a surplus sale in 1976 by Ron Kathren . It is still in operating condition although the mechanical register has a tendency to jam.

Scale: 256

Size:  18.25" x 20.25" x 12.5"

Timer: 2 seconds to 60 minutes

High voltage supply:  500-2500 volts

 

Donated by Ron Kathren

References

Nucleonics February 1954 p 84;

 

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