Front panel of the Philips PM 3253 analog storage oscilloscope.
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A Philips PM3250 series oscilloscope with X*Y multiplication and analog storage features. These features are denoted by incrementing the part number by one and two respectively. This is why this model is known as the PM3253. Made in the early 1970's this was a very capable oscilloscope offering a 50Mhz input bandwidth and two individual time bases. As was typical for the era, these models are entirely build using discrete transistors each and every one on their own tiny standoff post.
Current state
Known to power up but shows several defects. Primarily in the maximum deflection achieved on the CRT which is typically about half the surface area. Power cycling the device is known to some times boot it into a fully working state. Adjusting the input and x position indicates the failure might be due to amplification in the HV section. These amplifier typically use totem pole AB amplifier configurations.
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Photocopy of the side of a binder containing the manuals for the Philips PM 3250, 3251, 3252 and 3253 analog oscilloscopes. These include user and service manuals. The side contains a tag with a german description of the contents.Philips PM 3250 manual binder Document
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Thumbnail showing the particular glow of a CRT when analog storage modes are engaged.Variable and indefinite analog storage persistence Moving Image