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Marconi Radio Valve Type V24, by Marconi Company, England, Early 20th Century

Inventory Number: 92047

92047-1t 92047-2t

Date: Early 20th Century

Maker Details: Attributed to Marconi's Wireless Telegraph Co. Ltd.

Inscription: "MADE IN ENGLAND / 18 / V24 / PATENTED" printed on exterior surface of bulb. "(8) / 65V 1.12M/A / 30V .5M/A / 28 57" handwritten on sticker upon exterior surface of bulb.

Size: 70 mm in overall length

Materials: Glass, steel, assorted metals.

Other Given Number(s): Christie's 210.


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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