Thyratron(?) whatsit question (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 21:34:49 -0500
From: bmack <bmack-at-frontiernet-dot-net>
To: tesla list <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Thyratron(?) whatsit question

To All,

While rummaging through my ample junk supplies, I came across what
appears to be a thyratron.  It has a 4 pin base and a plate cap.
it looks much like a power tube, with large cylindrical elements, except
plate element is a simple disk suspended above the cylinder. 
The number stamped on the glass is ELC3J.  Does anyone out there happen to
the spec's for this?  

Since I am a thyratron illiterate,  any and ALL details would be
including the filliment voltage and ionization/ deionization times etc.....


Jim McVey