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Tubes and TV

Tubes and TV

Back in the 60's before modern electronics TVs were driven by tubes. Wonderful orange glowing globes.

My father loved them. Or rather, he loved them when they failed. As the TV picture faded he got excited. And when it failed he opened the back of the TV to look for the dead tube.

Once identified he would check the code number on the tube and then go to his massive collection.

He picked out a new tube, plugged it in and brought the TV back to life.

He loved this exercise.

Tubes were bought on Saturday from an Army and Navy surplus store on Underbank in Stockport. I was always there to help.

Content written and posted by Ken Abbott
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