IM-235/PD Pocket Dosimeter (ca. 1980s)

The IM-235/PD is a military direct reading pocket dosimeter that measures gamma ray and x-ray exposures in the 0 200 mR roentgen range. The IM-235 is similar to the IM-9/PD except that the latter only responds to gamma rays while the IM-235 responds to both gamma rays and x-rays.  The first reference I have for the IM-235 is the 1987 version of the List of Military and Civil Defense Radiac Devices which mentions the IM-235, the 235A and the 235B.

The following photo shows, from the top down, the IM-235, IM-235A and IM-235B. None of the three carries information about the manufacturer.

Size: 0.5 diameter and 4 long

Weight: ca. 1 oz.

Manufacturers: Victoreen Instrument Company, Dosimeter Corp and Physiotechnie.

Reference

Defense Nuclear Agency List of Military and Civil Defense Radiac Devices HQDNA (AR) 3M Revised, August 1987.

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