Note that Cherry = Sperry = Beckman = Babcock = MicroSemi, at least in regard to neon aka 'plasma' displays. The production line and patents and long term supply contracts (these displays are still used in avionics to this day) keep getting sold and re-sold.....
Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.
i managed to score an ancient cherry set of data sheets on ebay and it has the data on the display i need.
now i am going to try to insert a williams pinball display in place and stead of the cherry.
sure hope it works.
if anyone needs info on cherry displays, let me know since i have a whole bunch of data sheets now.