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Radio Valves
a collection of vintage radio valves
(1940's / 50's - 70's)




Magic glass tubes of metal and wire working at high and low voltages, generating lots of heat to achieve simple and complex circuits. The technology of the early to mid 20th century, the fore-runner of today's 21st century hi-tech world. Below is my limited collection of ancient parts obtained from previous generations, when radio receivers were rare and expensive to maintain. Most of the tubes are "no good" according to handwritten notes on the boxes, costing 11/6' in 1945, so I suppose it was too expensive even to throw away. :-)


There is also a collection of 1960's / 70's TV valves, most are extracted from old TV sets and their operational status is unknown, probably not working. Valves are still made in the 21st century, but the largest and biggest valve is quickly fading as LCD screens replace the humble picture tube.
Once gone the last of an era it will be!

List of valves: (Interested? contact me...)
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Code Make / Type

Milliwatt
AWV Super Radiotron
MULLARD

AWV Super Radiotron
AWV Super Radiotron
AWV Super Radiotron
AWV Super Radiotron
AWV Super Radiotron

MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD

MATSUSHITA
TOSHIBA
TOSHIBA
TESLA

Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt
Miniwatt

MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
MULLARD
On Glass / base

6CM5 . DI C2E
6CM5 . PD : A8
6CM5 : 8D

6BM8 8C
6BM8 R9
6CG7 . S8
6AL3 . R9
6GV8 . T8

63M8 . 8H
6AL3 . 118
6R3
6BY7 . 1K
6BM8 565
6BM8 8C

6GV8 / ECL85.4F.4F
6BL8
6BL8 / ECF80
ECL 86.32.FW123

6DX3 .I64
6GW8 .2F
6GV8 .338
6DX3 .I64
6DX8 .2F
6DX8 .282
6GW8 .2F
6EJ7 .I64
6EJ7 .I64
6EJ7 .2E
6EJ7 .T3.3G
6EH7 .EO.3G
6EH7 .I64
6HG8 .D1.TE8
6HG8 .2F.ER2E
6ES8 .320
6ES8 .420
6ES8 .2F
6BL8 .I64
6CS6 .U3
6CS6 .420
6CS6 .881
6AU6 .2J
12AU7A
12AU7 .7F

12AU7 .8H
12AU7A .2D
6BL8 .H3
6BL8 .71
6BL8 .71
6BL8 .872
6BL7
6CW7 .8G.B7K
6U8 .2E
6BX6 .8G
6BX6 .8G
6BX6 .8C
6AL5 .8H
1S2 .2H
Made In

Australia
Australia
Holland

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Britian
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Australia
Australia
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JAPAN
JAPAN
JAPAN
CZECH

Australia
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Vintage Valves - 1940's / 50's

# MAKE TYPE CODE Made In Other Marks On Glass Condition Original
Box?
Description Notes #
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7


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9



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11


12



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16
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Philips

Philips


Philips


Philips


RCA


RCA


Radiotron


Radiotron


Philips



Philips


Radiotron


Brimar



Brimar BVA



Ken-Rad


Raytheon


Raytheon
.
Miniwatt

Miniwatt


Miniwatt


Miniwatt


Radiotron


Radiotron


Radiotron


Radiotron


Miniwatt



Miniwatt


Radiotron


Radio Valve














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A42

A435


A435


A435


UX-200-A


6U5 / 6G5


80


6V6-GT


42



6B7


80


unknown



80S



80S


6D6


6D6
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Australia

Holland


Holland


Holland


unknown


USA


Australia


Australia


Australia



Australia


Australia


Hollland



England



Australia


USA


USA
.
(1/2) . Q24

none


4V 50-150V


4V 50-150V


UX200-A


electron tube


(1/4)


(1/4) E7 AWV


(1/2) .P20



(1/2)


(1/4) .


Aust.Pat#
18283/24
19/6/1924

none



(1/4)


none


none
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42 .Q24

317 V


310 VI


317 V


RCA


835


80


W7 .AOK


42 .Q13



Q33


80 .V8


none



80S



80


6D6


none
.
used 28/4/52

damaged


used looks
as new

used looks
as new

unknown


used looks
as new

used 27/8/45


used


used10/6/54



used 8/55


used


unknown



used - no good



shattered


used - no good


used - note on base
gassy - no good
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Yes

Yes


No


No


No


Yes


Yes


Yes


No



No


Yes


Yes



Yes



No


No


No

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blue print box 18/03/1953

Philips Radio Miniwatt
red/yellow printed box (1 of 2)

Radiotron UX-201-A


Radiotron UX-201-A


Philips Radio Miniwatt
red/yellow printed box (2 of 2)

RCA electron tube . CL-12
Slide out bottom - RCA box

micro-sensitive Radiotron
27/8/45

micro-sensitive Radiotron
A.W.V. 6A7

BRIMAR Radio Valve 42
Slide out - micro-sensitive
Radiotron box 10/6/54

Raytheon


AWV Radiotron


Brimar radio valve
British Radio Valve BVA


Brimar radio valve
British Radio Valve BVA


Brimar radio valve
British Radio Valve BVA

Brimar radio valve
British Radio Valve BVA

Brimar radio valve
British Radio Valve BVA
10/1955
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Handwritten dates on box


Handwritten note on box 13/6

punched in base box


Good box


torn off lid





Handwritten date on box





Handwritten date on box -
bought '1/9/42 for 11/3

Radio Tube
Handwritten date
on box changed 8/55

some deterioration


NO handwritten date
on or in box


Handwritten date in box
changed 16/8/45 & 10/06/1954
Mr. W ------ O'grady st.
Clifton Hill
Handwritten date in box
no good Aug.30.1942

NO handwritten date
on or in box

Handwritten date
on box - no good
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