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MORE FACTS ABOUT THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER

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MORE FACTS ABOUT THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER

Here we have a few more words on the MH-SVT from Mullard from 1951 along with a few of my own added in blue text:- This valve testing apparatus is capable of carrying out tests as similar as possible to those standard production tests to which all Mullard valves are subject. The tests are not of course as exhaustive as those carried out during manufacture but they do ensure that the valve under test is satisfactory in all respects insofar as it is within the approved tolerances of operation. Use of Punched Cards:  arrangement of the test circuit and selection of test...

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1950 & THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER - A NEW INSTRUMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN

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1950 & THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER - A NEW INSTRUMENT OF REVOLUTIONARY DESIGN

In January of 1948, a group of engineers at Mullard Research Laboratories, Salfords were given the brief to design and bring to production within two years (24 months), 'a valve testing apparatus suitable for use by dealers and service engineers'.  The aim was to showcase this exciting new post war development at the British Industries Fair Radio Show in late 1950 at the Castle Bromwich, Birmingham halls.   The target was met and sure enough, on Mullard's stand at Site 64, the 'valve testing apparatus' was proudly presented to the waiting market. The design brief and the problems in meeting this requirement...

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