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Old 29th April 2008, 11:09 PM   #1
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Default Historic Valve Assembly Vids Mullard Content

Finally someone put these up on YouTube, From the Phillips/Mullard Museum.

Part #1

Part #2

Part #3

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Old 30th April 2008, 12:20 AM   #2
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excellent overview - thanks for posting this!
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Old 30th April 2008, 09:00 AM   #3
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Nice 1!!!!!!!!

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Old 30th April 2008, 12:29 PM   #4
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Added a link to that video to my webpage!

Thanks!!

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Old 30th April 2008, 01:49 PM   #5
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Forgot to add this -

r-type.org has the original parts for the EF80 construction. Close up color pics, etc

http://www.r-type.org/static/ef80.htm
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Cool! And explained simple enough for even idiots like me can understand!
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Old 30th April 2008, 02:43 PM   #7
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I thought some of those automated machines were amazing considering the era.
Could you imagine the cost of setting up a plant like that today?

We are all pretty lucky to have lived through the era of tubes and of course some of the best music they helped produce.

In one of the video's when they panned through an assembly area it is was 90% +/- female. Pretty cool.

Those test area's were great, all of those huge meters!

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Fantastic - Thanks Trout.

The cost of setting them up must indeed have been huge - but then so is a microprocessor fab (and valves were the core2duo of their day...) - it is the margins on the products that allows the companies to invest so heavily in the production tech.

Setting up a Valve plant today must be just about impossible, without the huge base of knowledge and experience in designing both valves and the mechanical equipment necessary to mass produce them.

The open-air sprays of Strontium and Barium were, erm, interesting.

James
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VERY VERY cool videos thanks for the links.
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Amazing. So much better then 'how its made'.
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