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Added VX8156, 1B86, CV4104, ARD4, NU20 and CV5880 Posted on Wednesday 26th August, 2015

Added a VX8156 triode (unknown), 1B86 GM tube (apparently), CV4104 stabiliser, ARD4 diode, NU20 full wave rectifier and a CV5880 stabiliser which according to the CV Register is actually a CV5298 pretending to be a CV438 (as you can see it’s a lot taller!). Also added a better example of a CV980.

New exhibits added Wednesday 26th August, 2015
Stats: 2200 valves in the collection, 1765 on the website

Diode -- Triode -- Tetrode -- Beam tetrode -- Pentode -- Hexode -- Heptode -- Octode -- Nonode
Voltage regulator -- Current regulator -- Other valve -- Voltage reference
Thyratron -- Ignitron -- Cathode ray tube -- Camera tube -- Image converter -- Photocell
Photomultiplier -- Tuning indicator -- Display/Indicator -- Counter / selector
Magnetron -- Klystron -- Travelling wave tube -- Backward wave oscillator
Heil tube -- TR cell -- Other microwave -- Trigatron -- Trigger tube/spark gap
Surge arrester -- Relay / switch -- Noise diodes and sources -- Gauge -- Sensor
Light source -- Glow modulator -- Strobotron -- GM tube -- Semiconductor diode
Transistor -- Other solid state -- Other device -- Awaiting classification

Valves I need information on

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My collection trimming process is continuing, mostly because once I put all my collection into boxes there are still at least 10 missing. So I am going through each box, and at the same time removing numerous valves that are no longer a part of what I collect. The more interesting ones which are being disposed of are placed on Please let me know if you spot something of interest.


Latest additions

26/08/15 Added VX8156, 1B86, CV4104, ARD4, NU20 and CV5880
15/08/15 Added CV5278 display tube
27/07/15 Added NR55 to the VR109 page
26/07/15 Added CV2457 corona stabiliser
18/07/15 Added CV386 subminiature pentode
14/07/15 Added BX2012, BX2013 and CV2390
27/06/15 Added 3 valves and a bunch of semiconductors
18/06/15 Added CV5035 CRT
15/06/15 Added CV1345
11/06/15 Added 13 CV semiconductors
10/06/15 Added ARTP2, CV2137 and VCRX399
08/06/15 Added ACR1 and VCR530 CRTs
06/06/15 New exhibits added
04/06/15 E947, E2178 and E2548 added
23/05/15 4 new exhibits
20/05/15 CV2729 and CV9785 added
18/05/15 CV99A added
07/05/15 CV1173 added
07/05/15 Three B8A valves added
01/05/15 Added CV2184 CRT
15/04/15 CV5333 pulse modulator tetrode