Very much On Topic: Integrated Vacuum Tubes
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Thu Apr 21 03:24:05 CDT 2005
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From: "William Donzelli" <aw288 at osfn.org>
To: "Wai-Sun Chia" <waisun.chia at gmail.com>; "General Discussion:
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Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 3:47 PM
Subject: Re: Very much On Topic: Integrated Vacuum Tubes
>> - What was/is the smallest tube? purpose?
> RCA's Nuvistor - a family often found in late 1960s TV tuners and
> test equipments. They are almost always triodes, and are really
> small -
> 3/4 inch long, maybe 3/8 inch diameter, all metal. RCA made a few
> sized Nuvistors, but never sold them.
Some mil gear (eg PRC-41) has very small ceramic tubes -not sure if
they are quite as small as the Nuvistor but they must be close-
likewise some hearing aid amp tubes were pertty damn small as well.
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