Vacuum Tubes for Vintage Radios
(1920s & Early 1930s)

 

Ordering & Shipping Info PLEASE READ BEFORE ORDERING!

The tubes listed below (unless indicated as NOS) are used and have been twice tested (that is tested the second time just before shipping) for mutual conductance, gas, leakage and shorts on my Hickok 539C tube tester. All have tested as good functional tubes well above the minimum acceptable level.

Those of you new to old radios and their tubes, please take a moment to read my notes (right column below) and other info I have posted on tubes on tube numbering and style types, be sure and look at the images I've provided by clicking on the (brown) links.

Keep in mind that quantities are limited, some to only 1 or 2.

NOTE: Prices do not include shipping and
insurance. If insurance is desired, it must
be requested and purchased separately.
If shipped un-insured the buyer assumes
risk of loss or damage. Prices may change
and  inventory  depleted  without  notice.

 info on tube testing & evaluating.

Looking for rare, collector and other tubes for sale?

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The list below are 1920's/30's tubes. Both "ST" and "Antique Globe" styles are included. If available in the "Globe" style, they will be listed with their original "UX" or "UY" prefix following the 2 digit listing (some globe styles do not have the prefix).

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** indicates new old stock (NOS)
Bold text = "ST" style
glass

PLEASE > READ < BEFORE ORDERING

Tube Number

Price Ea. Purchase



USPS INSURANCE

add if insurance is desired with purchase of tubes

Add Insurance
if desired up to $500.00
(USA ONLY)
 
insurance is required for international shipping

INQUIRE

WD-11  
(Bakelite base, no tip)

$59.00
(limited quantities)
 01A  "ST" style   OUT OF STOCK
(
Use UX-201A)
 UX-200A
"Globe" style) gas filled detector
$29.00
(limited quantity)
OUT OF STOCK
(201A will work in most apps.)
  UX-201A (01A "Globe" style) $29.00
mixed brands, call brands extra (if available)
 5Z3 $18.00
**10/10Y NOS (VT-25)   inquire
  UX-210 (10 globe)   inquire
12A "ST" style   inquire
  UX-112A (12A "Globe" style)   inquire
20   inquire
  UX-120 same as #20
24A  "ST" style $20.00
mixed brands only
  UY-224/A (24A "Globe" style) sold out
use 24A
 
UX-226 (26 "Globe" style)
 
  out of stock
USE #26
26 "ST" style only
 
$20.00
mixed brands only
27 "ST" style only
 
$20.00
mixed brands only
  UY-227 (27 "Globe" style)
 
$25.00
mixed brands only
30 "ST" style only $15.00
mixed brands only
35/51    
  UY-235 (35/51 "Globe" style) out of stock
UY-224A is an ok sub
 
41 $15.00
42 out of stock
#41 will work fine in sets with a power transformer
45 $49.00
mixed brands only
  UX-245 (45 "Globe" style) out of stock
Use #45
46  "ST" style   inquire
 246/346 "Globe" style   inquire
47  "ST" style   inquire
  247/347 (47 globe)   inquire
  UX-250/350 (50 globe) out of stock
 
Use #50
71A  "ST" style $39.00
  UX-171A ("Globe" style) $49.00
75 $ 15.00
76   inquire
77 N/A
80  "ST" style $25.00
  UX-280 (80 "Globe" style) out of stock use #80
81 $22.00
82   inquire
83V   inquire
99/V99 (tubular bulb)
UV-199/V99
$38.00
99/X99 (tubular bulb)
UX-199/V99
$38.00
deForest collector tubes  
other collector tubes  
Large, unusual & misc tubes  
CRTs & television  

I have lots of tubes from the 20s - 70s. NOS & good used tubes.  I  also have non-functional,  collectable tubes  that  are  good for display.   Contact  me with your wants & needs.

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NOTE: Prices do not include shipping and
insurance. If insurance is desired, it must
be requested and purchased separately.
If shipped un-insured the buyer assumes
risk of loss or damage. Prices may change
and  inventory  depleted  without  notice.

The differences in the "ST" & "Antique Globe" style tubes are strictly cosmetic. The "Globe" styles are the early style & less common. They command a higher price because they look more authentic when peering into the insides of the 1920's radios.

Some notes on 1920's tube numbers, types  and bases

Vacuum tube numbers were not standardized until the early 30's. At that time all the prefixes such as "UX". "UY" and other pre-fixes were dropped. Examples:

No. UX-201A became a "01A", a UY-227 became a "27" and so on.

An "A" suffix on tube number indicated an improvement over the previous version.

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O1A & 201A, WD-11 99's
^click on the above for images of these tube types & styles

CX base
= Cunningham's designation for the UX base
UV base
= 4 stubby pins
UX base = 4 long pins
UY base = 5 long pins

early    battery    tube
basic   specifications:

UV/UX-200 (00)
gas filled triode detector
filament: 5 volts 1A tungsten

UV/UX-200A (00A)
gas filled triode detector
filament: 5 volts .25A throated

UV/UX-201 (01)
triode AF/RF amplifier
filament: 5 volts 1A tungsten

UV/UX-201A (01A)
triode AF/RF amplifier
filament: 5 volts .25A thoriated

UV/UX-199 (99)
triode AF/RF amplifier
filament: 3 volts .25A thoriated

WD-11
triode AF/RF amplifier
filament: 1.1 volts .25A coated filament, special base

WD-12
electrically the same as the WD-11 except for the "UV" base

tube numbering examples:

00A, same as UX200A
01A, same as UX-201A
301A, etc, same as 201A
C-11, same as WD-11
C-12, or X12 same as
         WD-12
12A, same as UX-112A
71A, same as UX-171A
80, same as UX-280

Below are links to  images
of  some interesting  tubes:

UV 201A "rainbow" getter

    Brightson Blue tube
 

  
   some vintage tube photos
     
     
        Brightson
              Blue

   
   UV-201A
    rainbow getter


    tube box    
                       art         


Arcturus Blues

  
    UV-200, gas
     filled triode


WD-11 styles
             

 

 

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 Discount to be provided as a refund after purchase is made.  This  is
a manual function (not automatic), you may need to ask for the discount
by email (
getting old and sometimes forget things).

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