Stan's Parts Shop

Stan & Patricia Griffiths
w7ni@easystreet.net

 

 
 
   
   
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
  TEKTRONIX CERAMIC STRIPS, HISTORY and GENERAL INFORMATION

Tektronix first developed and used ceramic strips in their oscilloscopes in 1952. During the manufacturing process, silver in liquid form is painted in and on the notches of the strips prior to the application of the final glaze and final firing. The silver is then firmly bonded to the ceramic and wires can be soldered directly to the ceramic.

Special silver-bearing solder should be used when soldering to ceramic strips so the silver bonded to the strip does not dissolve in the molten solder. The content of this special solder is 60% tin, 37% lead, and 3% silver. We sell spools of it with 3 feet of solder on them.

The earliest ceramic strips used a metal stud mounting system with standard 2-56 nuts and star washers. Since 2-56 nuts and lock washers are readily available, they are not included with the early style ceramic strips we sell here. If you need some, look in the Hardware Section of our Parts Shop.

Later versions of ceramic strips, beginning in 1959, used a nylon stud and sleeve mounting system. All of this type of strip offered here includes attached ½” nylon studs. Nylon sleeves are sold separately. These strips are mounted by first drilling a hole in sheet metal with a #21 drill bit, inserting the desired height of nylon sleeve adapter in the hole, and then inserting the nylon stud, attached to the strip, into the sleeve adapter.

Under certain poor environmental conditions and with several hundred volts applied between adjacent notches, “silver migration” will occur leading to ceramic strip failure because of arcing between adjacent notches. The silver plating in the notches will “migrate” and form a bridge across the glazed ceramic between notches. Eventually, the bridge will break down and form a conducting path between the notches. The heat from the resulting arc will “fire” the silver into the ceramic causing a permanent short between notches. The short cannot be reliably cleared and the strip should be replaced. Migrating silver can be cleaned from a strip if it is done before it arcs.

Strips offered for sale here are either new, old stock or salvaged from instruments and in excellent condition.

 
 
     
 

CERAMIC STRIP
11 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0091-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 3”
Stud Spacing: 2-1/2"


Part Number: CS102
Price: $1.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
9 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0090-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 2-1/2”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"



Part Number: CS102
Price: $0.90 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
7 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0089-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 1-15/16”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"





Part Number: CS103
Price: $0.70 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
4 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0088-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 1-3/16”
Stud Spacing: 1/2"




Part Number: CS104
Price: $0.40 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
3 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0087-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 7/8”








Part Number: CS105
Price: $0.30 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0086-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 5/8”










Part Number: CS106
Price: $0.20 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0100-00
Strip Dimensions:
  Ύ” x 3/8”













Part Number: CS107
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
11 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0106-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 3”
Stud Spacing: 2-1/2"

Part Number: CS108
Price: $1.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
9 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0095-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 2-1/2”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"

Part Number: CS109
Price: $0.90 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
7 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0094-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-15/16”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"



Part Number: CS110
Price: $0.70 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
5 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0093-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-7/16”
Stud Spacing: 3/4"






Part Number: CS111
Price: $0.50 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
4 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0120-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-3/16”
Stud Spacing: 1/2"



Part Number: CS112
Price: $0.40 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
3 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0092-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 15/16”
Stud Spacing: 3/4"




Part Number: CS113
Price: $0.30 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0119-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 5/8”





Part Number: CS114
Price: $0.20 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0118-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 3/8”





Part Number: CS115
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
20 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0145-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 3”
Stud Spacing: 2-1/2"

Part Number: CS116
Price: $2.00 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
16 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0146-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 2-7/16”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"


Part Number: CS117
Price: $1.60 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
13 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0147-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 2”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"



Part Number: CS118
Price: $1.30 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
9 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0148-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-7/16”
Stud Spacing: 3/4"






Part Number: CS119
Price: $0.90 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
7 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0149-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-1/8”
Stud Spacing: 1/2"



Part Number: CS120
Price: $0.70 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
4 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  Unknown
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 3/4”





Part Number: CS121
Price: $0.40 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  Unknown
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 7/16”




Part Number: CS122
Price: $0.20 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON MOUNTING STUD

Tektronix Part No.:
  355-0046-00
Length:
  1/2”






Part Number: CS123
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON MOUNTING STUD

Tektronix Part No.:
  355-1182-00
Length:
  5/8”





Part Number: CS124
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON MOUNTING STUD

Tektronix Part No.:
  Unknown
Length:
  3/4”





Part Number: CS125
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON SLEEVE

Tektronix Part No.:
  Unknown
Length:
  1/16”





Part Number: CS126
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON SLEEVE

Tektronix Part No.:
  361-0007-00
Length:
  3/16”





Part Number: CS127
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON SLEEVE

Tektronix Part No.:
  361-0008-00
Length:
  5/16”





Part Number: CS128
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

NYLON SLEEVE

Tektronix Part No.:
  361-0009-00
Length:
  3/8”





Part Number: CS129
Price: $0.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
11 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0016-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 3”
Stud Spacing: 2-1/2"


Part Number: CS130
Price: $1.10 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
9 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0066-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 2-1/2”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"



Part Number: CS131
Price: NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
7 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0014-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 2”
Stud Spacing: 1-1/2"



Part Number: CS132
Price: $0.70 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
4 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0012-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 1-3/16”
Stud Spacing: 1/2"



Part Number: CS133
Price: $0.40 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
3 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0065-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 7/8”




Part Number: CS134
Price: $0.30 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0020-00
Strip Dimensions:
  3/4” x 11/16”




Part Number: CS143
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
9 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0032-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 2-3/8”
Stud Spacing: 1-3/4"



Part Number: CS135
Price: $0.90 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
5 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0060-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 1-7/16”
Stud Spacing: 3/4"



Part Number: CS136
Price: $0.50 each

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
3 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  124-0041-00
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 15/16”




Part Number: CS145
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Strip Dimensions:
  7/16” x 5/8”




Part Number: CS144
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC POST
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  129-0009-00
Height:
  1/2”





Part Number: CS137
Price: $0.25 ea

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC POST
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Height:
  3/4”





Part Number: CS141
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC POST
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  129-0011-00
Height:
  1”





Part Number: CS138
Price: $0.25 ea

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC POST
1 Notch

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Height:
  1-1/42”





Part Number: CS142
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC POST
2 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  UKNOWN
Height:
  1”





Part Number: CS139
Price: $0.25 ea

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
4 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Dimensions:
  7/16” X 3/4"


Part Number: CS146
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC STRIP
2 NotchES

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Dimensions:
  7/16" x 7/16"


Part Number: CS147
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC TURRET DISC
10 NotchES

Tektronix Part No.:
  123-0005-00
Diameter:
  7/8”





Part Number: CS148
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC TURRET
20 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Diameter:
  7/8"
Height:
  2-1/8”



Part Number: CS149
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

CERAMIC TURRET
10 Notches

Tektronix Part No.:
  UNKNOWN
Diameter:
  7/8"
Height:
  1-3/4”



Part Number: CS150
Price: ITEM NOT AVAILABLE

 
 
 
 

SOLDER SPOOL
3 Feet Solder

60% Tin, 37% Lead, 3% Silver
For Ceramic Strips




Part Number: CS140
Price: $0.50 ea

 
     

 

 

 

 

Stan & Patricia Griffiths
18955 SW Blanton St
Aloha, OR 97007-1230
U.S.A.
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