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 Post subject: Homebrew tube tester on eBay
PostPosted: Aug Wed 22, 2018 6:36 pm 
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I probably wouldn't buy this but it looks like a cool piece of history.

Somebody in 1937 or whenever needed a tube tester, and decided to make their own!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Tube-T ... SwdjRbcgTu

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew tube tester on eBay
PostPosted: Aug Wed 22, 2018 8:14 pm 
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No, I think you need this. :mrgreen:

That's pretty cool! I wonder if Manualman has the docs? :) Love to know the backstory, was it from a magazine circuit and did he make the case as well?
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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew tube tester on eBay
PostPosted: Aug Thu 23, 2018 12:45 am 
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Looks more like a breakout box of some sort - socket to set, socket for tube. Perhaps used to measure voltage(s) by simply changing a switch, rather than probing?

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew tube tester on eBay
PostPosted: Aug Fri 24, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Bid is still at $10.50 (+ $8.50 shipping) - 12 hours to go!

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 Post subject: Re: Homebrew tube tester on eBay
PostPosted: Aug Sat 25, 2018 12:44 am 
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looks like it only tests two tubes... go for it :) Where does the meter plug in?? :-D

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