|LabGuy's World: 1967 RCA PK-301
Vidicon Surveillance Camera
1967 RCA PK-301 Vidicon Surveillance Camera
This is a mid 1960s general purpose industrial video camera. It uses a 1" vidicon tube and all solid state circuitry, a big deal at that time! The back panel is plastered with adjustments, too. This allowed the operator precision control of almost all the set up parameters possible. Controls include vidicon beam, vidicon target, vidicon focus, horizontal size, horizontal centering, vertical size and vertical centering. Automatic or manual target control is switch selectable. The PK-301 has an elaborate tube "racking" mechanism which sets the proper back focus point for any lens. It uses standard C mount lenses. The case opens up quite nicely, allowing for easy serving access.
NEEDED: Service manual and more general information for this camera, please.
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Last updated: January 06, 2005