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 Post subject: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Aug Thu 19, 2004 11:34 pm 
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Here is the wording of an ad from Radio & Television News, November 1956, by Terminal Radio Corp. in NYC:<P>"Type 600 Sylvania Laboratory Tube Tester. Mutual conductance and emission test. Conversion transconductance test. Leakage test directly in megohms, gas test, and voltage regulator-thyratron tube test. Factory correlated readings, illuminated meter, roller chart. Regular price: $469.50 Now only $369.50"<P>Anyone ever seen one of these tube testers?<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Aug Fri 20, 2004 4:19 am 
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I'll be doggoned. I knew about the 620 shown in that ad, but never heard of the 600. Terminal (named after the ferry terminal) was one of the Radio Row dealers, but doesn't seem to have advertised again in the next six months. Must have bought Sylvania's excess stock of test gear.<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Aug Sat 21, 2004 1:03 am 
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Yes, Terminal seems to have been having a big sale on Sylvania test equipment. The 600 must have come out before 1956 then. I knew the model was not listed in Alan's book and wondered if anyone knew anything about it - just curious, you know.<P>------------------<BR>


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 8:43 pm 
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Old post, I know.
One of these has been my main tube tester since the late 60's

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Mon 27, 2017 10:39 pm 
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Could you post a picture of it, thanks

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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I have the roll chart out separately since one of the friction drives slip too much. Need to fix that some day. I also have all of the manuals and a book of addendum sheets.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 26, 2017 8:06 am 
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Thanks Russ for re-upping post & showing a photo!
I never knew these "Lab models" existed either, would love to find another as I wind up using my Sylvania 219
more than any other tester I have.
Did you buy yours originally as a surplus discount item as mentioned by previous post from a distributor like Terminal radio?
I'll have to keep an eye out for one of these!
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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 26, 2017 2:52 pm 
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Kent,

mine was given to me (in other words, disposed of) by a very large computer manufacturer in the 60's. I've never
seen another, but then again, I haven't looked. If I'm troubleshooting I normally use my little EMC 213 since this thing requires
so much lever flipping and knob twiddling. Works well tho and tests some oddball tubes.

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Russ

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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Hi!

Just spotted this topic and it was updated just one year before :)

Russ, is there a chance you can make a copy of the manual?


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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Yes, I can do that. I'll scan it and go from there. Probably send it to BAMA at the same time.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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yes, please upload to BAMA too.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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rwhale wrote:
Yes, I can do that. I'll scan it and go from there. Probably send it to BAMA at the same time.

Cheers.


Thanks a lot!


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Thu 08, 2018 11:42 pm 
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Holy vacuum tube! That was a heck of an expensive tester. The original list is equivalent to $4,357.36 in today's dollars!


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Thu 08, 2018 11:48 pm 
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PaulAm wrote:
Holy vacuum tube! That was a heck of an expensive tester. The original list is equivalent to $4,357.36 in today's dollars!

Ouch! could have bought half a house or a few cars in the day. Good news is, mine has worked flawlessly since the mid 60's.

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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there is one on ebay now, get out your VISA card

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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I am trying, but I am sure someone will jump me on it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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The holy grail of Sylvania Electric testers.. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Sun 11, 2018 1:05 pm 
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I see a 620 on the bay but no 600 .... is there one?

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
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The 600 on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123470073232?_ ... .S2.R1.TR3

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 Post subject: Re: Sylvania 600 Tube Tester?
PostPosted: Nov Sun 11, 2018 1:32 pm 
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Thanks. Looks a little rough. Got enough projects methinks. ... sfox if you get it, send me photos for my museum. ;-)

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