William Coolidge with Portable X-ray machine, 1918

General Electric Company1918

Museum of Innovation & Science

Museum of Innovation & Science
Schenectady, United States

Dr. William Coolidge invented what is considered the modern X-ray tube. He also developed an early portable X-ray machine. Coolidge's X-ray machine was used in military hospitals during World War I.


  • Title: William Coolidge with Portable X-ray machine, 1918
  • Creator: General Electric Company
  • Date Created: 1918
  • Location: Schenectady - Schenectady County - New York
  • Physical Dimensions: 8 x 10
  • Original Language: English
  • Subject Keywords: Radiography; Electron tubes; Inventors; General Electric Company. Research Laboratory.; GE Medical Systems; Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975
  • Type: Photograph
  • Publisher: General Electric Company
  • Rights: This digital image may be used for educational uses. Please cite as miSci- Museum of Innovation & Science. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the images from miSci.

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