[AMRadio] Taylor tubes

Rob Atkinson ranchorobbo at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 15:31:44 EDT 2016

Hi Bob,

for the T-20 I'd start by looking in any handbooks from the 1930s and
transformer manufacturer catalogs and flyers.  Too bad you don't have
a second T-20 because I think the circuits frequently were push pull

Keep the 872As vertical as much as possible.


On Wed, Sep 28, 2016 at 12:15 PM, Robert Nickels <ranickel at comcast.net> wrote:
> A buddy gave me some old tubes when he was moving and in the bunch was a
> Taylor tube 866 rectifier box.  Not real interesting - until I looked at
> what was inside - a brand new Taylor T-20! Now this deserves to be used in a
> transmitter - any suggestions of where to look would be appreciated as I
> haven't even started to search yet but it's such a thing of beauty it should
> be used in a classic line-up.
> There was also what we'd call an "RMA Form" from Taylor Tubes -just a little
> piece of nostalgia I though others might enjoy taking a look at:
> http://i.imgur.com/R4AOYVY.jpg
> They asked for a lot of information but it sounds like they also stood
> behind their product, event to the point of "adjusting" the value of a
> failed thoriated filament tube.
> Another thing in that box were four 872A mercury vapor rectifiers - the big
> brother to the 866, made by GE and new in their JAN boxes.   Anyone having a
> legitimate use for them should drop me a line (i.e. not just breaking them
> open to get the mercury ;-)) Free for the shipping cost.
> 73, Bob W9RAN

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