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Old 28th Sep 2019, 3:32 am   #1
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Wow they are making 'magic eyes' again!
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 11:21 am   #2
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They might only be using up big NOS quantities, to be honest.

Oh that someone WAS making magic eyes!
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 1:30 pm   #3
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The ME here does look to be a new manufacture to me. the phosphor colour looks to be more blue like the EM84 than the green of the originals which will hopefully solve the short life of the green phosphor originals .
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 3:17 pm   #4
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 3:18 pm   #5
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"beautiful tone" too
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Old 28th Sep 2019, 3:34 pm   #6
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Looks like this to me:
https://tubes-store.com/product_info...s8c3do4hds3he2

As recommended in this thread:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=113582

The photographs in the OP's link are from angles that would not show the Russian writing or Reflector factory logo.

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Old 28th Sep 2019, 5:41 pm   #7
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Looks like this to me:
https://tubes-store.com/product_info...s8c3do4hds3he2

As recommended in this thread:
https://www.vintage-radio.net/forum/...d.php?t=113582

The photographs in the OP's link are from angles that would not show the Russian writing or Reflector factory logo.

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Yes, I mentioned in post #10 at that link, Tubes Store are excellent - I've used them several times.

The lettering on the valve is, I think, in the Cyrillic alphabet. They seem to be Russian surplus stock, available in abundance, hence the low price. I could be wrong - I often am, but think that if they really were current manufacture, they'd originate from China - not Russia.

The only problem I had with the Tubes Store 6EP1/6BR5/EM80, which I used when restoring a Pye 'Fenman 1', was that the diameter of the tube was slightly wider than the original EM80 - maybe only 1 - 2mm. Ordinarily, that wouldn't matter but in the Fenman 1 the eye is mounted in a hard rubber shroud, which split in half when I tried to push the valve in. No dramas - I just made a new shroud in beech to accommodate the wider tube.

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Old 28th Sep 2019, 7:26 pm   #8
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The lettering on the valve is, I think, in the Cyrillic alphabet.
It is indeed. The final "П" being a "P" in Russian, thus giving "6E1P" as the valve designation.
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