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RE: Getter Types Identification

Hi!

What you are referring to, is not the getter. These metal pieces with various shapes are the supports which held the getter material during the tube assembly process, until it got flashed after evaporation of the glass bulb.

The getter is the material which deposits as a shiny mirror on the glass.
After evaporation these metal supports do not have any function any more

Best regards

Thomas


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