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MULLARD VALVES, A WORK OF ART

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MULLARD VALVES, A WORK OF ART

I recently met Steve Burke - Hare who is a Mortuary Manager and Medical Enbalmer with a penchant for valves.   Steve has engaged the talent of Monika, a Polish tattoo artist working from a studio in Macclesfield to illustrate his devotion to the thermionic cult.     Here you can see Monika at work and Mrs. Mullard Magic is a little in awe of Monika as she likes the idea of ladies inflicting pain and discomfort on a man: -  And now, you can see the fruits of her labours and I think you will agree, the results, in...

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SISTERS DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES AND KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

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SISTERS DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES AND KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY

Today's blog entry shows a press photograph and article from the Wandsworth Beagle newsheet from 1954 and was taken at the Mullard Equipment Factory at Wandsworth. It shows Betty Calf, Hetty Calf and Lettie Calf assembling Mullard High Speed Valve Testers - truly a family affair - and not a tin of pineapple rings to be seen!  I wonder if anyone will 'get' that last comment - answers on a postcard............................

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A NOTICE FROM ROYAL MAIL GIVING REASONS WHY US CUSTOMERS SHIPPING COSTS HAVE RISEN BY 33 - 56%

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A NOTICE FROM ROYAL MAIL GIVING REASONS WHY US CUSTOMERS SHIPPING COSTS HAVE RISEN BY 33 - 56%

Prices are changing for Royal Mail parcel products to the USA from 1 July 2020 As a result of exceptional cost increases outside of our control, we are reluctantly introducing pricing changes for parcels being sent to the USA from 1 July. We are limiting the increase to only recover the costs we are experiencing.  These costs are a direct result of:  An increase of more than 100% in the fees the US Postal Service (USPS) charges for the ‘last mile’ delivery of international mail Securing air freight at inflated market costs due to a 95% reduction in air passenger flights...

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MULLARD HIGH QUALITY TEN WATT AMPLIFIER THE 5-10

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MULLARD HIGH QUALITY TEN WATT AMPLIFIER THE 5-10

'Technical advances have effected considerable increases in the quality of broadcast and recorded sound with television sound and FM transmissions including the full range of audio frequencies.  It is thus essential to have an amplifier which does full justice to a high quality audio signal.  Details of such a new amplifier have been released by Mullard in the booklet "Mullard 5 Valve 10 Watt  High Quality Amplifier Circuit (ref. no. MV8104).' The above entry is from a press release by Mullard dated October 1954.  Today, the 5-10 is much revered  and not at all in the shadow of it's larger...

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THE MIGHTY ROHDE & SCHWARZ, EK-07

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THE MIGHTY ROHDE & SCHWARZ, EK-07

Well, evidence of my advancing years crept up on me and was revealed today when I ran out of puff trying to move my Rohde & Schwarz EK-07 receiver.  Widely acclaimed by some as the best valve communications receiver made, I am priveledged to have one courtesy of my friend Norman Varnes (G4YXX) who tells a tale of spirited bidding over a glass or several of jenever at the famed Helmut SInger emporium to liberate it with a terrible sacrifice not only in pounds sterling but also a most horrendous hangover courtesy of much falling down water consumption during the...

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