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Re: Ancient Rectifiers

Original poster: "Mike Harrison by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <mike-at-whitewing.co.uk>

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001 20:12:40 -0700, you wrote:

>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>"
>Hi All! 
>Does anyone have knowledge of/remember/ever seen large rectifier tubes 
>(~12in. high) with screw bases like a lightbulb? 
I have some pics of these : 
www-dot-netcomuk.co.uk/~wwl/bigbottles.html (3rd row down, centre)
and some  in an electron microscope  HV supply : 

>I know they are rated >100 
>kV with 6.3 v / 6 amp filaments. Two are VR-17C, one is a VR-6-CFR and one is 
>a Machlett ML-46-E. Other than the fact that they are of great vintage (like 
>me) and from old X-ray machines, I can find no other data. Thought they might 
>make a heckacious full-wave bridge. Any help out there?