Bevor es fertige Apparaturen gab mit Untersucherliege und mobiler Röhre, fixierte man die Röntgenröhre an einem Stativ mit Gelenkarm aus Holz, an dem die Röhre in einer Schraubzwinge gehalten wurde.
"This stand is the type used in early X-ray tube work shortly after the discovery in 1895 and probably dates to late Victorian times. One of the photos shown has two of these stands in use and dates to 1896. It's constructed of turned mahogany and the screws for adjusting the stand are lighter coloured, possibly boxwood. The stand is fully adjustable as shown in the photos and the sprung clamp still has its cork pads for holding the tube. The stand makes an ideal way to display your old X-ray tube as shown. It could also be used to display a variety of other items. I should make it clear that the X-ray tube shown in the photos is not included in the sale. The stand can be extended to a maximum height of 25" (64cm). The base is weighted with a heavy lead ring on the underside of the base to provide greater stability. There's a couple of small chips at the top of the column which I mention for completeness and have shown in the photos, though it doesn't detract from the piece overall. The whole stand would perhaps benefit from revarnishing."

Erworben bei Ebay, Herkunft: Raum Noeux-les-Mines
(Pas-de-Calais, südwestlich von Lille).