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 Batteries used in valve radios
 Return to top of page · Post #: 1 · Written at 00:46 on 18 August 2007.
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I have added the first new tutorial here in a very long time. It is a fairly brief article but interesting none-the-less, to do with some of the batteries used to run valve radios when electricity wasn't around to do the job.

The article can be accessed from the Tutorials links in the sidebar to the right.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 2 · Written at 16:55 on 9 October 2007.
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I remember well an AWA battery/AC radio we had in the 50's- it only had two batteries, one for HT and one for filament. If my memory is correct, it had special valves whose filaments didn't get hot enough to glow, as they were coated with something (radio


 Return to top of page · Post #: 3 · Written at 22:45 on 9 October 2007.
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I am not sure about the filaments having a coating though this may be true. I was of the belief that the filaments in 1.4 volt valves were simply too fine to be allowed to glow like those in the more common 6.3 volters but there may be more to it.


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Brad.

A valve a day keeps the transistor away...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 4 · Written at 11:29 on 10 October 2007.
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You may well be right. As I was pre-teen at the time, I might have had all sorts of ideas...


 Return to top of page · Post #: 5 · Written at 22:09 on 6 November 2007.
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Hello all, New to Vintage Radio and will enjoy reading your expert comments, Been collecting Valve radios for a while with no idea of why, I just like anything old, must be why I keep the wife. I recently came across a "Beethoven" floor console, white a


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