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THE MIGHTY MULLARD EXPANDABOX SYSTEM

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THE MIGHTY MULLARD EXPANDABOX SYSTEM

Remember these? ...."The Mullard Expandabox Units have been designed after careful study of dealers' stocking problems to store valves neatly and methodically."           Mullard went on to say...."Each unit is specially sectioned to allow valves to be easily withdrawn and to prevent small valves being pushed through to the back. The uniform height and depth of the Units enable those containing valves of varying size to be stacked side by side." A further revalation was..."The space and shelving facilities at your disposal present no difficulties in the case of Expandabox valve stocking as odd spaces can be filled...

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Vintage Radios Available At Mullard Antiques

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Vintage Radios Available At Mullard Antiques

We love our vintage radios here at Mullard Magic and Mullard Antiques & Collectibles! We specialise in selling old technology, which means Analogue and not Digital (DAB) and in those that are, mainly but not exclusively, manufactured in Britain.

 

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MULLARD AT EARLS COURT RADIO SHOW 1953

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MULLARD AT EARLS COURT RADIO SHOW 1953

How times change, these days, event stands are put up by gum chewing muscle bound chaps wearing Dickies work pants and steel toe capped boots, however, in 1953 as you see here, the Mullard stand at that years radio show was erected in all it's glitzy splendour by chaps in suits and ties - stirring stuff!     In 1953, Mullard had two locations at this venue.  First there was Stand 91 which boasted information centres for listeners and viewers as well as a comfortable lounge where commercial and technical problems affecting valves and cathode ray tubes could have been...

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MULLARD SYSTEM OF NOMENCLATURE FOR TRANSMITTING VALVES

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MULLARD SYSTEM OF NOMENCLATURE FOR TRANSMITTING VALVES

We did the receiving valve numbering system sometime ago in this blog and I thought it was about time we explained the corresponding transmitter valve system, so here we go:- FIRST LETTER - this describes the general class of valve M    LF power amplifier or modulator triode P    RF power pentode Q    RF power tetrode R    Rectifier T    RF power triode SECOND LETTER - this describes the type of cathode G    oxide coated mercury rectifier filament V    oxide coated indirectly heated cathode X    tungsten uncoated directly heated filament Y    thoriated tungsten...

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PWHOARR! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE ELAINE PAIGE'S BUSH!

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PWHOARR! I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE ELAINE PAIGE'S BUSH!

Ever since I saw Elaine Paige & Wayne Sleep with their stage show Song & Dance many years ago did I want to see Elaine's Bush - and here it is, a Bush VHF90A. And here she is with it, both warbling to great effect I am sure.  The Bush VHF90 is an AC/DC mains FM table radio in a compact bakelite cabinet covering VHF 87.5-100 MHz which was introduced in 1958 when Elaine was only 10.   Notable technical points for the VHF90A include an elliptical loudspeaker  sized 6 x 4 inch, a 6.0 V / 0.5 A, M.E.S.acting as a...

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