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Marconi Radio Valve Type V24, by Marconi Company, England, 1920s

Inventory Number: 83077

83077-2t 83077-1t

Date: 1920s

Maker Details: Signed by Marconi-Osram Valves.

Inscription: "MARCONI OSRAM VALVE / MADE AT THE OSRAM LAMP WORKS / COVERED BY VARIOUS PATENTS / 48537 V.24" printed on the exterior surface of the bulb.

Size: 70 mm in overall length

Materials: Glass, steel, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 209.


Marconi Radio Valve Type V24, in thin glass envelope with caps at either ends, with grid and anode connections as envelope side pips, and single strand tungsten filament running entire length with a spring for tensioning. Construction was co-axial with helical wire grid surrounding filament and fitting within cylindrical anode. In this valve, 'U' shaped glass support holds two stout wire rods that attach to anode and grid respectively; thus electrodes are only supported at one end. Previously catalogued with assorted other valves.

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