Antique X-Ray Tubes and Accessories 

                                      Dr. HAKIM’S  COLLECTION

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                  Thank you for visiting this website, recently updated, and covering a wide selection of x-ray tubes and radiology antiques I have collected over the fifty years of my career and through the few years since my retirement.

                  This selection covers the long history of the x-ray tube as from the early days of 1896 when Roentgen first announced his discovery. It includes as well a certain number of accessories that accompanied this discovery and contributed, during the decades that followed, in the development of the “fine art” that Radiology has become..

                  I would like hereby to express my deep gratitude to the generous donators of many precious items in the collection, and my thanks to all friends, colleagues and fellow collectors who have contributed valuable information, texts or references.

                 However, for some items in the collection, reliable information is still either simply not available, or scarce or incomplete, and any references, corrections, or additions will be deeply appreciated.

                 The items shown are divided in six categories. To access any of these categories, please click on a picture or a title in the table below, and then follow the links.




( )                                                   Zahi N. Hakim, MD




NOTE: Click HERE for the “Compact Guide”, an illustrated pdf document covering, in an abridged form, a large selection of the items detailed in this website






Crookes Tubes


Cold Cathode X-Ray Tubes




Hot Cathode Air-Cooled Tubes (Coolidge type)



Oil-Immersed Hot Cathode Fixed Anode Tubes

and Special Purpose Tubes


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Cold Cathode Rectifiers

and Air-Cooled Kenotrons




      Oil-Immersed Kenotrons



Radiology Related Items


Updated October 2013                                                                                                 (Copyright)