[Boatanchors] Has anyone ever cut the glass top off a miniature tube to re-use the base?
cbmcgr at gmail.com
Fri Aug 19 01:32:32 EDT 2016
Plugs in the miniature tube base pattern were used in some Lowrey home
organs to interconnect the keyboards and tone generators. Old organs are
often available for free.
On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 10:26 PM, Emil Dular via Boatanchors <
boatanchors at puck.nether.net> wrote:
> Never tried to cut the glass on miniature tubes. Like you I have salvaged
> octal bases to make connectors. But for you puropse, how about an
> old-fashioned socket saver? Would not that do what you want? This place
> says they got 'em. http://www.caryelectronic.com/
> Emil WD4SCZ
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Groh" <bob.groh at gmail.com>
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> Sent: Friday, 19 August, 2016 00:41
> Subject: [Boatanchors] Has anyone ever cut the glass top off a miniature
> tube to re-use the base?
> Yes, this is another stab at finding a source for 7 and 9 pin miniature
>> tube plugs. Has anyone ever 'de-vacuumed' a mniature tube, cut off the
>> using a glass cutter and then soldered to the pins?
>> I think I could get the glass off (leaving, say, a 1/4" rim on the bottom)
>> and cut off the tube guts. But I have my doubts about whether or not the
>> leads coming up would take solder. I rather imagine the leads were spot
>> welded originally and that the leads may not be solderable.
>> Any thoughts? Anybody done it?
>> Bob Groh, WA2CKY
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