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Ericsson Tubes



Western Electric /
Northern Electric and
Ericsson Tubes

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*Western Electric was one of the earliest commerical tube manufacturers, and made many classic designs that are still very much in demand today, especially in the audio world. Some tubes, like the 101 and 417A remain literal standards for high quality, low noise tube design. WE production in Canada was via their subsidiary, Northern Electric, and in Europe, was licensed via Ericsson in Sweden.

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Western Electric / Northern Electric Tubes

You can still see factory data for these HERE at Western Electric !
TUBE NUMBER
MANUFACTURER / NOTES
QUANTITY
UNIT PRICE
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Western Electric Labels
Western Electric

Western Electric New blue and natural anodized aluminum Western Electric equipment labels. The original rack equipment labels have Scotch adhesive backing, of unknown age. Mint condition, a great finishing touch to that restored WE item.
4
NEW
$20 ea.
WE JAN 5D21

JAN 5D21A
Western Electric

Western Electric Very high power pulse Tetrode modulator, same as P552/1E and CV427. 26V/2A filament, 60W continuous anode dissipation, up to 20KV anode voltage, and 15A peak pulse current.

Older tubes, factory boxed, but filament tested under power to insure operational condition. Very good physical condition.
3
NEW
$65 ea.
WE 10A Thermistors

10A
Western Electric

Western Electric Original axial lead Thermistors, new in factory tubes.
15
NEW
$3 ea.
11A
Western Electric

Western Electric Original axial lead Thermistors, in factory tubes. Look the same as 10A parts
7
NEW
$3 ea.
12A
Western Electric

Western Electric Original axial lead Thermistors, in factory tubes. Look the same as 10A parts
5
NEW
$3 ea.

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101F
Western Electric

Western Electric classic audiophile power triode, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. We have original WE data on this tube if needed. Same as CV2553.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$39 ea.
WE 122A

122A
Western Electric

Western Electric 4 pin ballast tube, very difficult to find, used, loose stock from long ago. Tested, approx. 1 ohm cold resistance.
Just 1
$10 ea.
WE 272A

272A
Western Electric

Western Electric 5 pin RF Triode tube, used, re-boxed (in wrong WE box) stock from long ago. Unable to test except for filament continuity, good.
Just 1
$15 ea.
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310A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Same as CV2613. This one is in an older box than shown, but still unused.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$29 ea.
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311B
Western Electric

Western Electric classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$29 ea.
Western Electric 311B

311B
Western Electric

Western Electric classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new reboxed (and tested) stock from long ago.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$25 ea.
311B
GE

GE classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock, tubes are made in Holland.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$29 ea.
311B
sylvania

Sylvania classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock, tube is made in USA.
1
NEW
$29 ea.
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328A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic power pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Same as CV2619.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$29 ea.
WE 346C

346C
Western Electric

Western Electric new government boxed stock with mounting screw included. Gas filled 3 lead cold-cathode tube. 4 Pin solderable base.
3
NEW
$25 ea.
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352A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic power tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Box is slightly damaged.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$29 ea.
WE 375A, CLICK for bigger PIC!
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375A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic audio beam power pentode tube with updated octal base and straight glass, very difficult to find, new boxed stock. Low voltage design, works down to 48V plate supply, 20V heater, 6W plate dissipation. Have one late production matched pair (DC 12-68), measure 73 (47 min.), two other older tubes that measure 66 and 58.
4
NEW
$45 ea.
(Matched pair)

$39 ea.
(Singles)
2C51/396A

2C51/396A
National

National classic double triode audio tube, difficult to find, new boxed stock from National, all made in USA, not offshore. performance good to VHF range. Dual marked with both numbers 2C51 and 396A. Excellent condition. See also 5670 tubes below for ruggedized, premium version.
12
NEW
$29 ea.
GE 407A

407A
GEGE classic medium mu dual triode signal tube, difficult to find, GOLD PINS, US made, factory boxed, all same batch code. Unusual 20/40V heater.
5
NEW
$20 ea.
WE 407A

407A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic medium mu dual triode signal tube, difficult to find, old new boxed stock, 1964. Unusual 20/40V heater.
Last 1
NEW
$14 ea.
407A

407A
Ericsson

Ericsson/Western Electric classic medium mu dual triode signal tube, difficult to find, new boxed stock. Unusual 20/40V heater.
10
NEW
$15 ea.
407A
RCA

RCA classic medium mu dual triode signal tube, difficult to find, new white boxed stock, 1965 date code. Unusual 20/40V heater.
5
NEW
$14 ea.
408A

408A / 6028
Ericsson

Ericsson/Western Electric classic RF sharp cut-off pentode tube, difficult to find, new boxed stock. Unusual 20V heater.
6
NEW
$14 ea.
408A

408A
NE
Northern Electric

Northern Electric classic RF sharp cut-off pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Unusual 20V heater. 74 date codes.
8
NEW
$9 ea.
WE 415A
415A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic 7 pin Miniature UHF Pentode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. 10-59 date code.
6
NEW
$22 ea.
417A

417A
NE
Northern Electric

Northern Electric classic very low noise triode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Popular low noise pre-amp tube. See also 5842 for JAN, mil-spec version. 6.3V heater.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$39 ea.
5842 / 417A

5842 / 417A
AMPEREX

Amperex classic very low noise triode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock, tubes made in Holland, GOLD PINS. Popular low noise pre-amp tube. See also 5842 for more JAN, mil-spec version. 6.3V heater.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$49 ea.
JAN 5842
JAN 5842
417A / CV 3789
Raytheon
Raytheon
Popular audio low noise triode, same as classic Western Electric 417A and CV3789, high quality mil selection. New, Mil-boxed. Premium audio tube, beautifully made.
NEW
5
$44 ea.
417A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic very low noise triode tube, very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago. Popular low noise pre-amp tube. See also 5842 for JAN, mil-spec version. 6.3V heater.
SORRY, SOLD
NEW
$39 ea.
427A
427A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic 9 pin tube, gas filled 100V voltage regulator with high current (40ma) capability, (has KR85 doping) very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago.
9
NEW
$15 ea.
429A
429A
Western Electric

Western Electric very difficult to find, Beam Pentode AF amp with 20V heater, up to 12W plate dissipation. New boxed stock from long ago.
4
NEW
$55 ea.
432B
432B
Western Electric

Western Electric classic short 9 pin tube, gas filled 100V (exceptionally stable) voltage regulator (has KR85 doping) very difficult to find, new boxed stock from long ago.
5
NEW
$15 ea.
WE 435A
435A
Western Electric

Western Electric classic short 9 pin tube, miniature tetrode, excellent input tube, used as a triode in many high end tube amplifiers. Used, fully tested and excellent condition, all late production 1983-86. Tough to find, especially newer tubes.
SORRY, SOLD
$24 ea.
5670
(2C51/396A/CV4013)
GEGE

Premium, ruggedized (low microphonics), long life medium-mu dual triode (with internal shield at pin 5), 2C51/396A equivalent. GE Factory boxed new audio tubes, beautiful silver topped, large halo getter. Made in USA, exceptionally nice internal construction, capable of VHF operation. Very hard to find, also avaiable from other makers as noted below. All from same production batch.

PDF 5670 Tube data HERE.
5
NEW
$35 ea.
Westinghouse 5670
5670
(2C51/396A/CV4013)
Westinghouse
Westinghouse

Premium, ruggedized (low microphonics), long life medium-mu dual triode (with internal shield at pin 5), 2C51/396A equivalent. Factory boxed new audio tubes, beautiful silver topped, large halo getter. Made in USA, exceptionally nice internal construction, capable of VHF operation. Very hard to find.

PDF 5670 Tube data HERE.
8
NEW
$35 ea.
GE JAN 5670
JAN 5670
(2C51/396A/CV4013)
GE
GE

JAN Premium, ruggedized (low microphonics), long life medium-mu dual triode (with internal shield at pin 5), 2C51/396A/CV4013 equivalent. Mil-boxed new audio tubes, beautiful silver topped, large halo getter. Made in USA, exceptionally nice internal construction, capable of VHF operation. Very hard to find.

PDF 5670 Tube data HERE.
4
NEW
$39 ea.
JAN 5670W GE tubes
JAN 5670W
(2C51/396A/CV4013)
GE
GE

JAN Premium, ruggedized (low microphonics), long life medium-mu dual triode (with internal shield at pin 5), 2C51/396A/CV4013 equivalent. Mil-boxed new audio tubes, beautiful silver topped, large halo getter. Made in USA, exceptionally nice internal construction, capable of VHF operation. Very hard to find, late production.

PDF 5670 Tube data HERE.
6
NEW
$39 ea.



Western Electric
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