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Big lot of vacuum tubes for trade

Hi all. I recently received these in trade myself. They all test good, many test nos, and I think I only found 2 loose bases in the whole lot. Looking for trade on directly heated triodes, transformers (input, output, power), possibly speakers, parts for building other VT amps, etc. let me know what you have. Anyone that works on old radios, this lot would be perfect. Oh, and I'm not using them so please feel free to shoot me any offer no matter how small. Here's the list of what there is:

CK512AX x 2
CK5672
CK5971
CV2255
GL0A3
0B2 x 3
0Z4 x 3
R1131C x 2
1612 x 3
1885
1B3GT x 10
1AD4 x 2
1AH4
1H5GT
1K3 x 3
1X2A
1X2B x 3
2050A
2AS2
2DS4
2E26
2HA5
3A2
3A3
3A3A
3A3B
3AL5
3BZ6 x 5
3CB6 x 9
3CB6G6
3CE5
3CS6
3CU3A x 2
3DK6
3KT6
3S
3Q5GT
4BC8
4BQ7A x 2
4BZ6
4BZ7
5636
5678
5727
5894 (transmitting final tube)
5915 x 11
5AM8
5AN8
5AQ5
5CL8A x 2
5EA8 x 4
5GM6
5J6
5JW8
5KD8
5KE8
5KZ8
5LJ8
5U9
6-1H
647
6A8G
6AC7 x 25
6AG5 x 4
6AG7 x 6
6AQ7GT x 2
6AU5GT
6AW5GA
6AX4 x2
6AX5GT x 5
6BA6
6BE3
6BJ6
6BS3A
6BQ6
6BW11
6BZ3
6BZ6 x 5
6CD3
6CE6
6CW4
6DG6GT
6DK6
6DL3
6DN3
6DQ6GT x 4
6DW4B x 2
6EM7
6F5
6F6 x 2
6F7A
6GC5
6GF7
6GS7
6GX6
6H6GT x 6
6HV5A
6J6 x 3
6J7
6JH5
6JM6A
6JT6A
6JZ6
6K6GT x 5
6K7 x 3
6KA8 x 8
6KM6
6LR6
6SA7
6SF5
6SG7
6SH7
6SJ7
6SK7 x 6
6SQ7 x 2
6W4 x 2
6W6GT x 4
6X5GT x 2
6X8 x 12
6Z4
78
7AG7
7AU7
7C7
7F7 x 2
7H7 x 3
7N7 x 3
7X7
8106 x 3
884
8FQ7
931a x 2 (light sensing used in headlights for auto on!)
10AF8
10DE7 x 2
12A6 x 6
12A8
12AF3
12AQ5
12AY3A
12AX4 x 5
12BQ6GT
12CA5
12DQ6B x 2
12DQ6GT x 2
12GN7A
12H6 x 2
12HL7
12J5GT
12L6GT x 2
12SK7
12SF7
12SG7
12U7 x 2
12V6GT x 3
12W6GT x 2
25BQ6GTB x 3
25L6
35W4 x 3
35Z3
35z5 x 4
50A5
50EH5
50L6GT
50y6GT x 2
60FX5
70L7GT


Ok, let me know, and thanks all.
 

anatech

Administrator
Paid Member
2004-06-06 8:31 pm
Georgetown, On
Hi Loren,
Most of these are television tubes, with a few industrial ones sprinkled in. There are some radio tubes, but very few actually useful audio tubes. I wish I had better news for you. Then you're going to ship all those fragile glass things. It would only make sense for local pickup.

I guess these are all pulls? None new or in boxes? It might also help to know whether they were tested using an emission tester, or one that measures trans-conductance.

Now, I have use for a few numbers that are odd, like 6W6 types (power supply) and the odd 6AC7. However, I am across the border and that puts me out even for a couple of tubes. You really are stuck with US buyers, and even then most of those tubes are best used for target practice. Well, maybe that's harsh. You get my meaning though. In all honesty, that tube collection would be great for someone who likes to experiment with tubes. You've got a large cross-section of tube types to explore. I have a similar collection amassed from tubes included with what I wanted over the years. Couldn't bring myself to trashing them, and since I tool up radio repairs, many actually turned out to be useful! I was surprised to find that out.

I hate to ask, but what did that trade look like from your side? What did you give up, and what did you end up getting? I am hoping that you didn't assign much value to the tubes you got.

-Chris
 
Hi Chris

No offense. I know, I know. There were a few I kept. A 45, few 80 and 83, few 33 and 76, bunch of vt-1625's, some 6j5's, you get it. The rest, as you said, would be perfect for someone to experiment there's enough here to rectify, regulate, and build an amp (I mean the types). I traded an old sansui I got for $10 at a garage sale, and even then I only did it to make someone happy 🙂.

Let me be more clear in case anyone is wondering. I'm not looking for peerless transformers here. Throw me a choke, or some old Magnavox opt's, a pair of 5687's, you know....and I'm happy. This isn't turn crap into gold, this is stoke someone who still works with these because I only work with audio. Ya, there's plenty for audio applications (like I said regulators, rectifiers, etc.) but I already have a way more than I need.

Oh, and they were tested on a hickok 605 for transconductance, shorts, and grid emissions. Lots are pulls and lots are nos, I'd say 2 out of 3 are pulls.

That answer everything? 🙂 And thank you,

Loren C.
 

anatech

Administrator
Paid Member
2004-06-06 8:31 pm
Georgetown, On
Hi Loren,
I think you answered everything that needed to be answered. Now folks will know what ballpark you're in. The tube tester gives reasonable numbers as well.

I would say that your expectations are fair enough. Hopefully you can make a deal on these. Honestly, if I had the iron you want and were local, I'd do the trade.

-Chris