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SOMEWHERE TO KEEP YOUR MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER CARDS

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SOMEWHERE TO KEEP YOUR MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER CARDS

In early 1951, Mullard introduced a handy steel container finished in 'Dimenso' - that's posh for silver hammer finish paint. The container was designed to hold 600 cards in six separate compartments.   This number of cards would test 750 different valve types.    The container featured rubber feet and was sized to be equivalent in length to the depth of a tester so it could sit alongside - provided enough room was left to allow the clamshell top to open!   And the price for this marvel of modern engineering in March 1951 was 45s - a snip!

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BUILDING THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER

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BUILDING THE MULLARD HIGH SPEED VALVE TESTER

These were selling like hot cakes in 1951 and details of their build and performance featured in much of the Mullard official literature of the time. Here we see Arnold Polkinhorne doing something with a Philips valve voltmeter.  Just look at that fat bottle EL37 lurking on the chassis as well as a stash of more MHSVT in the background. The fun cotinues as here is Dorothy Prinkle nimbly constructing and lacing a wiring loom for a MHSVT - looks like she's using the silicon covered wire display from Phil Marrison's BVWS stall - haha!

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