Mystery valves

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Mystery valves

Post by shane » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:28 pm

Found this in a little antique shop a few weeks ago

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Inside it was empty apart from two of these lying in the bottom

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Anyone care to hazard a guess as to what a Gecophone was, and what the valves are?

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Re: Mystery valves

Post by pre65 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:33 pm

Did you try Google ?

http://earlywireless.com/gecophone_no1_picinfo.htm


Does it say BBC on the valve ?
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Re: Mystery valves

Post by Ant » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:36 pm

Steve S will know,30s british? maybe an early acp. he will have a box full :D

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Re: Mystery valves

Post by Dave the bass » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:40 pm

Ant wrote:
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:36 pm
Steve S will know,30s british?
Blimey,is he? He's had a hard life!
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Re: Mystery valves

Post by steve s » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:43 pm

Gec battery valves probably 1920's
There should be a number somewhere and if that's is a BBC logo they are early 20's
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Re: Mystery valves

Post by IslandPink » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:44 pm

Wow... really early !
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Re: Mystery valves

Post by shane » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:11 pm

Definitely said BBC, and Marconi. Hard to make out anything else in the short time I was in there but in the right light there was a bit more script which could probably be decifered.

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