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09-08-2016, 05:31 PM
"RCA Radio-TV and Electronics in 1953-1954"
"Review...and a Preview"
by David Sarnoff

09-08-2016, 05:36 PM
Wonder what happened to all those color tubes. :scratch2:

09-08-2016, 09:25 PM
Those tubes look like they have a metal shell. The shape is not that of a 15GP22. Are these tubes precursors of the 15GP22?

Phil Nelson
09-09-2016, 12:03 AM
Maybe the tube experts know what those CRTs are. At first, I thought 21AXP22, which has a metal bell, but those tubes seem to have a slightly narrower, longer bell than the 21AXP22 that was in my CTC-4:

The 21AXP22 also came after the 15GP22.


Phil Nelson
Phil's Old Radios

09-09-2016, 05:30 AM
Looks like it could be a C-73547 or possibly a C73293C. I know that the C73293 had its limited production run in 52, but not sure of the C73547 production dates.

09-09-2016, 06:54 AM
Definitely pre-15G prototype tubes. A member briefly had an operational example before the neck cracked, and a Detroit area collector claims to have an under-vacuum but otherwise untested example in a Sparton prototype. Unfortunately his asking price is far beyond what I'm currently willing to pay; I've remained in touch though and we may be able to make a deal before I leave the area. We'll see I guess...