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This data is available on DVD-ROM from www.theoscilloscopestore.com


In addition to the data I have scanned and posted, if you're looking for data on a particular tube you should visit TSDL on Duncanamps website, or Frank's tube data.  Another spot to look, which is especially useful if you're looking for replacement types and tubes with similar bases or characteristics,  is the NJ7P tube database.

I am working on posting the RCA HB-3 Tube Handbook on line on this site (on it's own page).  I've also posted Sylvania tube manuals on their own page.

Many files on this site, especially scanned documentation, are in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format.  I recommend that if you don't already have it you download the latest version of Adobe reader.  Some files have compressed images that may not work correctly with older versions of Acrobat reader.

                               


Miscellaneous stuff:

Excellent triode curves for the 813 from Frens Mazenier (3.9MB GIF file)

Excellent triode curves for the 814 from Frens Mazenier (3.9MB GIF file)

Triode curves for the 814 (XLS file) (PDF file)

Triode curves for the PT15 (XLS file) (PDF file)

Triode curves for the 829B - Thanks to Paul LeClercq - Tube #1 (XLS) (PDF), tube #2 (XLS) (PDF)

Triode curves for the 12GN7A - Thanks to John Atwood - GE, RCA, Sylvania

 

Jeff Duntemann's pages on Compactron tubes and low-voltage tubes


Amperex:

1958 Amperex tubes catalog, with short data (743kB PDF file)

1959 Electron Tubes and Semiconductors short-form data (16MB PDF file)

1963 Electron Tubes short-form data (9MB PDF file)

1956 Hi-Fi and Audio Tubes short-form data (7MB PDF file)


Arcturus:

Arcturus tube data, courtesy of John Atwood (701kB PDF file)


Brimar:

Brimar Valve and Teletube Manual No. 9 (12mB PDF file)


Chatham:

6AS7G data sheet (PDF, 126kB)


Eimac:

Care and Feeding of Power Tetrodes (1951) (PDF, 2.9B) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Electronintorg:

Transmitting,  Modulator, Control Tubes (PDF, 19.6MkB) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Katsnelson & Larionov:

Tube data (in Russian) (PDF, 14MkB) - Courtesy of John Atwood


GE:

"Five-Star Tubes" (PDF, 2MB) - Describes GE's high-reliability tubes, their construction, testing, etc.  Includes short data.

"GE Essential Characteristics", the whole 228 page book in an indexed PDF file (BIG, 11MB!)

6189 data sheet (PDF, 412kB)
7044 data sheet (PDF, 224kB)

8950 data sheet (PDF, 320kB)

Glow Lamp Manual (1965) (CAUTION LARGE 81MB PDF file) - Theory, circuits, and ratings of glow lamps (neon lamps) - great detail about circuits and theory - Courtesy of Chuck McGregor, N7RHU


Ken-Rad:

6L7 data sheet (PDF, 1.4MB)


Mullard:

"Valves and Electron Tubes", indexed 67-page tube manual (BIG, full-color, 9MB PDF file)


Philips:

1953 Data and Circuits of TV Receiver Valves (PDF, 16MkB) - Includes tube data and applications of a number of Philips tubes in TV sets.  Courtesy of John Atwood

1938 Philips Miniwatt short-form data (12MB PDF file)


Rauland:

Visitron Phototubes (PDF, 1.6MkB) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Raytheon:

1937 Receiving Tubes (PDF, 7.6MkB) - Courtesy of John Atwood

1938 "Handbook of Amateur Tube Uses" (6.6MB PDF file) - Data on the Raytheon "RK-series" of transmitting tubes (as well as a few others), and some applications info.  Some of these datasheets are VERY hard to find.  Courtesy of John Atwood

1939 "Handbook of Amateur Tube Uses" (PDF, 134kB) - Courtesy of John Atwood

1940 Characteristic Data Chart  (PDF, 1.5MB) - Courtesy of John Atwood

"Raytheon Special Purpose Tube Characteristics (8.5MB PDF file) - short data on special tubes including subminiature types, crystal diodes, etc. - Courtesy of Chuck McGregor, N7RHU

1957 Receiving Tube Data short-form  (5.5MB PDF file)


RCA:

RCA HB-3 Tube Handbook page

 

1932 RCA R-10 Tube Manual (8.8MB PDS file)  Courtesy of anonymous donor

1934 RCA RC-12 Receiving Tube Manual (3.6MB PDF file), with PDF index

1948 RCA RC-15 Receiving Tube Manual (13MB PDF file) Courtesy of anonymous donor

1951 RCA RC-16 Receiving Tube Manual (15MB PDF file) Courtesy of anonymous donor

1954 RCA RC-17 Receiving Tube Manual (15MB PDF file) Courtesy of anonymous donor

1956 RCA RC-18 Receiving Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 22MB PDF file) Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

1959 RCA RC-19 Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 23MB PDF file) Courtesy of an anonymous donor

1960 RCA RC-20 Receiving Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 20MB PDF file) Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

1960 RCA RC-20 Valvulas de Recepcion (CAUTION LARGE 43MB PDF file) - The classic RCA RC-20 manual, en Espanol!

1961 RCA RC-21 Receiving Tube Manual (12MB PDF file), with PDF index

1964 RCA RC-23 Receiving Tube Manual  (CAUTION LARGE 25MB PDF file) Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

1965 RCA RC-24 Receiving Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 24.2MB PDF file) Courtesy of an anonymous donor

1966 RCA RC-25 Receiving Tube Manual (35.6MB PDF file)  Courtesy of anonymous donor

1968 RCA RC-26 Receiving Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 28MB PDF file) Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

1975 RCA RC-30 Receiving Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 38MB PDF file) Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

 

1934 RCA "Amateur Transmitting types" (1.3MB PDF file)

1938 RCA TT-3 Air-Cooled Transmitting Tube Manual (8.8MB PDF file) - Great transmitting tube data, has most of the 800- and 1600-series tubes and beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations, with PDF index

1956 RCA TT-4 Transmitting Tube Manual (CAUTION LARGE 13MB PDF file)  Courtesy of Walter Welch, AI4SP

 

"Beam Power Tubes" (2.3MB PDF file) by O. H. Schade, RCA publication ST-59, March, 1938 - A very nice technical paper about beam-power tubes, their operation, and application in audio power amplifiers

1941 Phototubes  (PDF, 3.2MB) - Courtesy of John Atwood

1960 Receiving Type Tubes for Industrial and Communications short-form data (15MB PDF file)

960 RCA Interchangeability Guide, (5.1Mb PDF file) - Tube substitution manual - - Thanks to Gary Smith!

1956 RCA Reference Book (CAUTION LARGE 35Mb PDF file) - Short-form of all RCA tubes, semiconductors, picture tubes, etc. (in color!) - Thanks to Kevin Stewart!

  "New All-Metal Radio Tubes" (2MB PDF file) Courtesy of an anonymous donor


STC:

1947 Standard Valves -  (7.2MB PDF file) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Sylvania:

Sylvania tube manual page

Sylvania 1939 Tube Prices -  (242kB PDF file) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Taylor:

Taylor tube catalog and handbook  (PDF, 1.2MB) - "Carbon anodes produce more watts per dollar!"


Tung-Sol:

Tung-Sol databook - 1,028 pages (CAUTION LARGE 28MB PDF file) - This consists of an introduction (including some schematics) and individual tube datasheets, which were in a binder like the RCA HB-3.  Includes most of Tung-Sol's tubes made between the 1930s up to 1948.  includes the old 2-digit tubes, octals, loctals, and 7- and 9-pin-miniature tubes.  Only a few military 3- and 4-digit types.

5998 data sheet (PDF, 193kB)

7236 data sheet (PDF, 52kB)


United:

NEW 5/28/12 - United Tube Manual - lovely manual of transmitting tubes by United, includes some types you may not find datasheets for

United Tube Manual - (CAUTION LARGE 46MB PDF file)


Victoreen:

Victoreen Tube Catalog -  (6.05MB PDF file) - Courtesy of John Atwood


Western Electric:  

A collection of WE datasheets  from the 40's through the 60's, including 

 - 100 through the 300B (17MB PDF file)

 - 301A through the 373A (14MB PDF file)

300A/300B Data sheet (high-res, 4.6MB PDF file) - Nice 1939 full data sheet on the 300A and 300B- Thanks to Tony Daggs

"Western Electric Vacuum Tubes" (high-res, 3.6MB PDF file) - Don't know the date of this, but this short-form catalog has summary data on the 100, 200, and 300 series of tubes- Thanks to Tony Daggs


Westinghouse:

Westinghouse 1947 Easy Guide -  Short-form catalog (1.5MB PDF file) - Courtesy of John Atwood

Westinghouse 1938 prices -  (182kB PDF file) - Courtesy of John Atwood