Berkeley Counting Rate Computer (ca. 1951 - 1955)
The Model 1600 counting Rate Computer was
manufactured by Berkeley Scientific Company of
If a permanent record of the detector signal was required, the output from the counting rate computer could be fed to a strip chart recorder. The Model 1600A came with a recorder, the Model 1600 did not.
The unit shown here is identical to that described in
the January 1951 issue of Nucleonics, where it is described as “The NEW
Berkeley Model 1600.” The
Model 1600 pictured in the second edition of the AEC Instrument Catalog
Scale: non-linear, from 0 - infinite, "pulse per minute", reads right to left with needle resting position at infinite. The highest notation on scale below infinite is 400.
Range: 4 – 400, 40 – 4,000, 400 – 40,000 cpm
Size: 10.5" x 14" x 9.25"
January 1951 p 103;
Commission Radiation Instrument Catalog, page ARC-1A, date
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