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Champion 00A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
Champion 00A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
Price: $29.00
Champion 00A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
This rare vintage tube is an 00A triode labeled "Champion." Its globe bottle is completely enveloped in flashing and it has an engraved black base.
RCA Radiotron UX-201A / 01A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
RCA Radiotron UX-201A / 01A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
Price: $42.00
RCA Radiotron UX-201A / 01A triode - globe bottle, engraved base
This 1920s RCA Radiotron UX-201A / 201-A triode is compatible with any long-pin 01A type tube (201A, 301A, UX-201A, CX301A). Its globe bottle is completely enveloped in flashing and its base is engraved with the RCA logo. Tube tests as new.
1L6 heptode
Price: $57.00
1L6 heptode
This 1959 Sylvania 1L6 tube has a silver shield and halo or horseshoe getter. The print on the glass is labeled for Sylvania or GE. Tube tests as new. It ships in its original box.
Silvertone 30 / 230 triode - matched pair
Silvertone 30 / 230 triode - matched pair
Price: $44.00
Silvertone 30 / 230 triode - matched pair
The 1930s Silvertone 230 tubes in this precisely matched pair are vintage 4-pin triodes compatible with any 30 triode. The engraved bases have the Super Silvertone logo. Both tubes test as new and are matched for both current draw (mA) and Gm.
Amperex 5842 / 417A triode - gold pins
Amperex 5842 / 417A triode - gold pins
Price: $49.00
Amperex 5842 / 417A triode - gold pins
This 1967 Amperex 5842 tube is a 417A triode tube type made famous by Western Electric. It has a metallic gray plate, a D getter, and gold pins. The red print on the glass has the RCA logo. Tube tests as new with low noise.
Raytheon 420A / CK 5755 - clear top
Price: $59.00
Raytheon 420A / CK 5755 - clear top
This 1960s Raytheon 5755 tube is a military spec equivalent to the Western Electric 420A dual triode. It has smooth gray plates and a clear top. The yellow print on the glass has the Raytheon logo. Tube tests as new and with balanced and very low noise.
Raytheon 420A / 5755 - matched pair, clear top
Raytheon 420A / CK 5755 - matched pair, clear top
Price: $124.00
Raytheon 420A / CK 5755 - matched pair, clear top
The 1961 Raytheon 5755 tubes in this precisely matched pair are the military spec equivalent to the Western Electric 420A dual triode tube. They have smooth gray plates and clear tops. Both tubes test as new and are matched for both current draw and Gm.
Raytheon 420A / JAN CRP 5755 - premium matched pair, clear top
Raytheon 420A / JAN CRP 5755 - matched pair, clear top
Price: $139.00
Raytheon 420A / JAN CRP 5755 - matched pair, clear top
The Raytheon 5755 tubes in this precisely matched pair are the military spec equivalent to the Western Electric 420A dual triode. They have smooth gray plates and clear tops. Both tubes test as new and are matched for both current draw and Gm.
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755
Price: From $69.00 to $74.00
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755
This 1959 Western Electric JW 5755 tube is a military spec 420A dual triode. It has smooth gray plates and a windmill getter. Tube tests as new with very low noise and ships in its original box.
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755 - matched pair
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755 - matched pair
Price: $189.00
Western Electric 420A / JW 5755 - matched pair
The 1959 Western Electric JW 5755 tubes in this precisely matched pair are the military spec equivalent to the 420A dual triode. They have smooth gray plates and windmill getters. Both tubes test as new and are matched for both transconductance and mA.
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair
Price: $174.00
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair
The 1950s Sylvania 45 triode tubes in this precisely matched pair have ST bottles and bottom dish getters with lots of flashing. Both tubes test as new. They are matched for both current draw (37.0 mA & 39.8 mA) and transconductance (104% Gm & 110%).
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair 2
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair, various labels
Price: $97.00
Sylvania 45 triode - matched pair, various labels
The 1950s Sylvania 45 triode tubes in this precisely matched pair have ST bottles and bottom dish getters with lots of flashing. Both tubes test good. They are matched for both current draw (26.3 & 27.0 mA) and transconductance (85% & 95% Gm).
Arcturus 56 triode - blue globe bottle, engraved base
Arcturus 56 triode - blue globe bottle, engraved base
Price: $99.00
Arcturus 56 triode - blue globe bottle, engraved base
This gorgeous 56 vintage 5-pin triode by Arcturus has a blue globe bottle and engraved black base in outstanding condition. I've listened to this tube in a 300B SET amplifier and verified that it is not microphonic and it does not hum.
National Union 56 triode - matched pair
National Union 56 triode - matched pair
Price: $59.00
National Union 56 triode - matched pair
The 1940s National Union 56 tubes in this precisely matched pair are vintage 5-pin triodes. The white print on the base has the National Union logo. Both tubes test as new and are precisely matched for both current draw (mA) and Gm.
RCA JAN 56 triode - matched pair
RCA JAN 56 triode - matched pair
Price: From $39.00 to $59.00
RCA JAN 56 triode - matched pair
The military spec RCA 56 tubes in this precisely matched pair are vintage 5-pin triodes. They have black plates and bottom getters. The silver print on their black bases reads U.S. Navy CRC 56. Click "more info" for current availability.
Sylvania 56 triode - matched pair
Sylvania 56 triode - matched pair
Price: From $29.00 to $57.00
Sylvania 56 triode - matched pair
The Sylvania 56 tubes in this matched pair are vintage 5-pin triodes. They have black plates and bottom getters. Their black bases have green print with the early Sylvania leaf logo. Both tubes test as new and are precisely matched.
Raytheon 6B4G - matched pair
Raytheon 6B4G - matched pair
Price: $97.00
Raytheon 6B4G - matched pair
The 1940s Raytheon 6B4G triode tubes in this precisely matched pair have ST bottles, black plates, and bottom D getters with lots of flashing. Click "more info" for test results.
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
Price: $44.00
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
This RCA 1629 / VT-138 is a military spec eye tube for use as a tuning level indicator. It has clear glass and a green phosphor element. Tube tests as new / bright.
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube, gray glass
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube, gray glass
Price: $37.00
RCA 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube, gray glass
This RCA 1629 / VT-138 is a military spec eye tube for use as a tuning level indicator. It has gray glass and a green phosphor element. Tube tests as new / bright.
Sylvania 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
Sylvania 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
Price: $44.00
Sylvania 1629 / VT-138 - magic eye tube
This Sylvania 1629 / VT-138 is a military spec eye tube for use as a tuning level indicator. It has clear glass and a green phosphor element. Tube tests as new / bright.
6E5 Sylvania - eye tube
Sylvania 6E5 - magic eye tube
Price: $49.00
Sylvania 6E5 - magic eye tube
This 1950s Sylvania 6E5 magic eye tube tuning level indicator has a green phosphor element. The green print on the base has the Sylvania lightening logo or military JAN CHS label. Tube tests as new / very bright.
Tung-Sol 6E5 - magic eye tube, loose particle
Tung-Sol 6E5 - magic eye tube, loose particle
Price: $49.00
Sale Price: $29.00
Tung-Sol 6E5 - magic eye tube, loose particle
This 1950s Tung-Sol 6E5 magic eye tube tuning level indicator has a green phosphor element. The white print on the base has the Tung-Sol logo. Tube tests as new / very bright. It is discounted because there is a loose glass particle inside the bottle.
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Tung-Sol 6N5 - magic eye tube
Tung-Sol 6N5 - magic eye tube
Price: $49.00
Tung-Sol 6N5 - magic eye tube
This Tung-Sol 6N5 magic eye tube tune is used as a tuning level indicator. The silver print on the base has the Tung-Sol logo. Its green phosphor element tests as new / bright.
Raytheon JAN-CRP-717A / VT-269 Pentode
Raytheon JAN-CRP-717A / VT-269 Pentode
Price: $41.00
Raytheon JAN-CRP-717A / VT-269 Pentode
This 1940s military spec 717A was made for Western Electric by Raytheon. Its metal base has black lettering that reads JAN-CRP-717A VT-269. There is some oxidation on the base. Tube tests as new and comes in the original box.
Tung-Sol WE 717A / VT-269 pentode
Tung-Sol WE 717A / VT-269 pentode
Price: $46.00
Tung-Sol WE 717A / VT-269 pentode
This 1940s military spec 717A pentode was made for Western Electric by Tung-Sol. The glass has heavy chrome flashing and is labeled Tung-Sol WE 717A. It also has a metal base, which may have some oxidation. Tube tests as new.
Western Electric 717A / VT-269 Pentode
Western Electric 717A / VT-269 Pentode
Price: $54.00
Western Electric 717A / VT-269 Pentode
This military spec Western Electride 717A tube is a pentode that can also be wired as a triode. It has a side getter and metal base. The label on the glass reads "Western Electric 717A VT-269 by Raytheon." Tube tests as new.
Western Electric 717A / VT-269 Pentode - matched pair
Price: $109.00
Western Electric 717A / VT-269 Pentode - matched pair
The military spec Western Electride 717A tubes in this precisely matched pair are pentode tubes that can also be wired as triodes. The label on the glass reads Western Electric 717A VT-269 by Raytheon or by Tung-Sol. Both tubes test as new.
National Union NX-80 - globe bottle, engaved base
National Union NX-80 - globe bottle, engaved base
Price: $119.00
National Union NX-80 - globe bottle, engaved base
This very rare National Union NX-80 rectifier tube has a large globe bottle and black plates. The engraved base reads "National Union NX 80." Tube tests as new with precisely matched sections.
80 Rectifier Tube - ST bottle, engraved base
RCA Cunningham 80 - engraved base
Price: $34.00
RCA Cunningham 80 - engraved base
This early 1940s RCA 80 rectifier tube is the vintage 4-pin predecessor to the 5Y3. It has an ST bottle. The engraved base has the early RCA Cunningham logo. Tube tests as new.
RCA UX-280 - premium matched pair, globe bottle, engraved base
RCA UX-280 - matched pair, globe bottle, engraved base
Price: $244.00
RCA UX-280 - matched pair, globe bottle, engraved base
The RCA UX-280 tubes in this precisely matched pair are early 80 rectifier tubes. They have globe bottles, smooth black plates, and foil square getters. Their engraved bases read "RCA Radiotron." Very rare tube to find testing as new!
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