Not a nobody
My recent score last weekend is going to take months to sort through. Thousands of tubes were found last week and I'll be showing some random tubes that I personally will keep and use in my tube gear to stuff that I just find interesting. There's everything from tubes covered in almost mud, NOS tubes in minty boxes to tubes that are in random boxes that are new and dead. Those will be the toughest as every box will eventually need to be opened as not to miss anything. For instance I came across a small box of about 50 tubes that were in shredded boxes that were mostly TV type boxes and upon opening them I came across probably 30 6SN7's in GT and GTA that all tested acceptable and a dozen or so that tested new and above. It's been sorting, cleaning, testing, and finally grading a few hours a day and I have not even made it though a few hundred. Here's just one example where I found a small box with about 35 tubes in it and I recognized them right away after inspection. 80% of the box tested strong and bright! The pics show the condition from dirty to clean to testing strong. The "Green Eye" or 6U5, 6E5, 6G5 guys will like this. There are even some 1629 "eye" tubes (For AC radios you can make a simple voltage doubler that will convert the 6.3 volt filament of the original tuning eye tube to over 12 volts DC for the 1629). These are not any "audio" type tubes I would use but it's an example of some desirable tubes that were dirty and just piled into a box glass on glass.
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