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Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 CENTRAL REPORT CLASSIRCAI INFORMATION REPORT ~ an -1 T is 1 1 Sam 41 i. XLft *"ano SUBJECT 'DEB Work fur Fernmeldewesen, Berlin- Obersehoeneweide: Tube Production PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. 25X1 ILLEGIB ided that a d TO ? eed to this plan t l , ~ agr an Thf 8F P ,gastmarrks be granted by the minist y 15 February 1954 to cover the investments for testing equipment. The plant would then produce the testing equipment by June. However, since only very little money had been received by July 1954, the plant was unable on 1 July to increase the qcontrol as planned from 20 to 60 percent. In May 1954, the plant asked TT4 o;On import Moscow through the ministry a n d CIA (German Import a n d Export) t post abe the target date about two months. Since the Soviet insisted on the achofixle date, the products were piled up in the depot. 2. By July 1954, 35,000 to 38,00 Radeberg. This high figure w adhesive strength of sockets been introduced by the Sovie Because of rejected tubes at th e p'.~ ~ lUdebarg had to reduce pred.ction lines, and the export order from the USSR was partially cancelled. 3. By late July, the stocks of 12"-tubes at the BF Plant had been increased to 6,000 units, because, after 1 July, this type tubes had to be subjected to 625-hour intermittent life tests and, if the requirements were not met, the tee were to be repeated with twice as many tubes. The life tests were not to be accomplished in conventional television sets, but rather in special devices at which not enough units were available. During the tests, the grid of the picture tubes was modulated by means of impulses given by a central impulse generator. The cables extending from this generator to the test stands were affected by so many disturbances-7 hat they had to be laid in iron tubes through three floors. CD NO. 25X1 MM 25X1 NO. or PAW NO. OF ENCtS. SUPPLEMENT TO REP06LT NO. 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'or !t Vro', j J ' t?C; 1 ^orc ?r t of all 'product..; to be r-L 4+ rK cG:..trilhl r iot`.7e`7 -2 l: A ~-,-ril and 30 J- 'lie 4{}t'Y? t l1^ CiI.C?C: o: anCt fromm 1 .1u1y to 30 sc .)t er-bC?Y , plan, roviddd' that a crud;. is o o tr l Z. >!~A 1i: t:.r re d to e?h is % i zantod b- the 1:3inistry -b,; 15 i'cbtiiax-j 195,; tc> cOV^r rI -11 ; or ta,-,tinl_; equipment, The plant 170111d. then arc CC' a:+i"t by 'l',ne. Lo7ever, ainco only vary little L''?ono 7 .}_]r; y the -,,3--lit was tnvi) Le on 1 Jul, to itiCr t.e !' i. t fro;:: 20 to 0 r'orcont. 1-n .:qty l95 , the pl ,.lt ,~, t `. 6?'1 r:.U'._. o ccc' the ministry and 3IA (German Import and ;xpt:rt) to t r of date., about trio uonths. Since the Soviet ins .:,ted o:i the (I at'o C? i.'G!/'?U^t.^ l7cro ' i1od un in `the dej)ot t,il-,, 195:', 35,000 to 3(,000 tuber had been rejecter by r. ?, T1iin hi:. fi uro wa.:-, a rocult of a ner, testing, ' otL.od for u itzr c tr. en~th of sockotn t1,,.t damaged ?~rrieti. c 1_ttr all. the a thes r:x14: 'r:tad. i;ntroJucod bj the Soviet control officer{; fo:% no special roacion. "rot. t. ,.} ti: .. rC?j::C:'42d t;11r..7Vil :3t':Si,7ifu7t in the do > e .'. ( had to redlice the production of tr? Ie riHion cot i f r o, i 'o:7r to trio linoc, and ,tile ex.ort order fr0n t?e U.0 ii lvae twxtial v c, col? ()ti n .t? had boe.i 11,r 1.a. t.(? J'.!1--, tl tubew, t u the n,`3,% rya 7C 1 ":i T 'C'ai;? .`f after' I ", th3 c t T. e t'a:1e ?'ad to be l ~. > l if t'1ir. C. v) 1 t.. I' ?.. 'ice (S m'^,Lili.-. `ron ti. .:~t?.'z . a {: r v ...+1i.1.. r ~?l.. ('. .4~. )., r. ~i ~. ..i.~.., ..:].:.r ..i.i. I~:.:.t.{.?t~v .. ,...~. ?,h 4i LtOii trt..l:;OO t~:i20;., '.:. t f.:?' 'i.~.C3OVO It x ...~ ).:..Y ,ll il. ?tu.." 1 y chiod c .hie ;3ov i. r .`o .. to ,. le .L`. i ). ..;amt dl`;fi.. ror. oo?l" ~, r4 CLASSIFICATION 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 UNCODED Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 be rye`.. Ulys:aiov informed Zanchurski (fnu) (phonetic opellin ;), Soviet acceptance officer at the Up plant of this order frho in turn wanted all tubes stored at the plant tooted for acceptance by the end of Au,^nst? r-flj,c:o the 1L~ Plant had not.; reduced thq. prod notion of radio tubes and only a ig tI.J out the output of picture tubes, there crore lar0e stocks pile'? . p- This reaction+of the plant :=ad proved to be right, because, as a result of ti e v:r'relt requirement for all types of tubes, the ?Sosscow Trade D leCatiar, was ready to make compromises k Sachsenwerk Rcdeborg also the iaaodiate delivery of tube().". By the and of September 1954. the production of metal ceramic tubes had not yet started, but preparations were male to e3art it at any time. It was plaz;nod that at first smaller auantitiee of rietal c, erc tubes snou?d be offered to some interested satellite countries, primarily to Czecaoslovalkia. The plant still refused to recoCnize the rejection of metal ceramic,-Vibes b the Soviets. 5G 6. A 1~-hour export conference at the D1S1 Elekti otecbnikc on 22 ieptember 1954 Soviet claims for replacement of pict~zrc tubes which had defective filament mares and glaso envelopes when inspected in 25X1 :?oocow._ mere discussed. Ulyanov demanded that the lfl? Plant recognize the Soviet claims bacon ca c:::pe U- ea,:mination, and supply replacements. This wa? ref }fed by the plant. 11cf dear n to the conventions of all tube plants, of the ,Fs P'1 itrefused to recognize the validity of Soviet demand:, ^s.r A itiyar ".1=t t#ould make no Oo ?.cessions in this After lore-, d.a.sdn~Qi.orc, Ulyanov that the plant woul o rt~:P no acre export ordero un.1osc it recognized the r:s.r+3_ The na ant was to r: r ; L a- s ta?.cr .ent to Te u~epram'a c~ e t by 27 e to i ter. It .sae assur.ied that the IT, Plant crolild not give in, but that the ?T ofachine Construction would. finally force the plant to make 1' J. ,: ork~:oesio.~e in order to up the ex ;pox t of tube?' to the USSR. For the shirnwnt to Brest Litovsk, the tubes v:ero insured by the Germans and from -there by the Soviets. Recently the German transport firm in charms had to pay 1,800 rubles shipping damages to the UN`: R. the 1955 production was to include Orlin be 9 i i ....... -- . on u s 4M e following telev addition small numbers of l4" and 17" picture tubes. It was plcnnsd the production of special tubes, to increase considerably *.' tho production of the miniature seriess, and cancel the production ct so W teats, of series G. The production of G AC 7 type tubes was also ; F~increesed Lec .iiso nine of these tubes were installed in 12ubens and Rembranat;t e teioyi u, on sets. .n 4 could not produce enouCli miniature tubes to fill the high} ; o , nt f East Germany. indicated t. defective25X1 re "t trwb0 also deliveracl to Bulgaria, Rumania, Czechoslo sleds and Poland, t installed in cots. Conferences were allegedly held concer,ping the tubes tc China. ` '. 9, , the comply nts 25X1 dlin f h g a dle-tirtz-_-,ent was to double its capacity order ? no capable o 15,0010tubes within ten days. This arrangement was made because thop ].ant had :ood to answer complaints within two wooke. Plant Manager lJe=+ alr'otted a lump sur, to cover the required investments. The funds, .vo otr, ?n1an had been received by that time. Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081OA006500020005-6 Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 10. Duxir; the first and second quarter of 1954, reco ,n3zed rejects amounted to an avcra1e of 305 to 4 percent. in July 1954, the total scrap of the radio tube production avoragod 50 to 60 percent. The major defects included the insulation between filament and cathode, eensitivity to noise and wel%ina acid assembly faults. 13- M. a quality conference on 30 July 1954,held under the chairmanship of Dr Richter (fru} , representatives of the test stations and the quality ocntroi.k,''.isw-.esed hl a my or difficulties including ti-v-- insufficient adheoiVe strength of the sockets and the defewtiv'e insulation between filament r,rid cathode. Examinationo revealed t'fia.t. the socket camer.t was :~:z,adecu~ t; ax: a result of the use of substitute material. Immediate action was taken by assigmin tno!:.lIed personnel to teat manuaI the adhesive atrenclth of the sockets. Since the reason for the insulation defects between filament --~.nd cathode could not be detertu.r+ed. only the testinC. methods could be improved to reduce the complaints. 12. Difficulties in the production of tubes could not be reduced by late Ser,tei bew 1954 and there was a oorious lack of glass envelopes for the production of pictura tube,. host of the tubes supplied by Glashuette ieisswasser co~itc?. '~ be primarily because of bubbles in the screen. tianager Ttu ll.: ;',,e I ftc.. State Control Co fission to intervene at i?eissuraaser bec o,r o c;:&' the clef octivetmaterIall his action led to the dismic al of the manat or 4..? The Control Commission found incredibly poor tecbnologica3 conditiox;o for the production of picture tubes -_nd decided tl3t the production vou?d most probably have to be temporarily discontinued, ,1though this woulca effect a reduction or discontinuation of the production of picture tubes. The problem was mentioned in the plant magazine;Sender V e1Sidit e :' 13. 25X1 25X1 2, : ohibi ? the Ministry for )chine Construction under which the HF Plant falls, 3~ Ulyanov (fnu) was described as the Berlin representative for 25X1 25X1 which irsblish-od an open lettor to Glashuette Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6 Approved For Release 2008/09/12 : CIA-RDP80-0081 OA006500020005-6