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rntlee 28th February 2012 09:38 PM

ID this for me?
anyone know what this 2' long tube might be?

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vinylkid58 28th February 2012 09:48 PM

No idea, but I wouldn't mind rummaging thru those boxes.;)


riccoryder 28th February 2012 10:26 PM

It a mercury vapor rectifier tube, but I don't know what type. Don't break it open. They're pretty efficient, but most of the transmitters, dielectric heaters, maybe x-ray machines etc that used them had them replaced with silicon very long ago because the mercury tubes needed a 15 minute warm up if the mercury vapor condensed. So it's basically a display item, more dangerous than most due to the toxic material. Being so long, it is higher voltage than most types which is why I added x-ray machine to the list.

HollowState 28th February 2012 10:38 PM

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What you have is a very high voltage, high vacuum rectifier type 5576. There is no mercury in it.

speaker 29th February 2012 01:35 AM

Forget the tubes, I want the "Color TV With A Difference" sign!

mr2racer 29th February 2012 01:40 AM

That's not a tube. It's a Turkish electric coffeemaker!

rntlee 29th February 2012 02:34 AM

Heh, thanks all. It actually all stuff from an upcoming auction.
Hope I'm not working that day!

overtheairbroadcast 29th February 2012 03:30 AM

I think I just hurt something staring at those pictures. :eek:

I hope I am not working that day either... yay! A trip to the Old Hide House!

trobbins 29th February 2012 06:22 AM

Get it going, and see how bones are in your hand!

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