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Old 28th February 2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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anyone know what this 2' long tube might be?

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Old 28th February 2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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No idea, but I wouldn't mind rummaging thru those boxes.

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Old 28th February 2012, 10:26 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 28th February 2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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What you have is a very high voltage, high vacuum rectifier type 5576. There is no mercury in it.
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Old 29th February 2012, 01:35 AM   #5
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Forget the tubes, I want the "Color TV With A Difference" sign!
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Old 29th February 2012, 01:40 AM   #6
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That's not a tube. It's a Turkish electric coffeemaker!
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Old 29th February 2012, 02:34 AM   #7
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Heh, thanks all. It actually all stuff from an upcoming auction.
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Old 29th February 2012, 03:30 AM   #8
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I think I just hurt something staring at those pictures.

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Old 29th February 2012, 06:22 AM   #9
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Get it going, and see how bones are in your hand!
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