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Old 12th May 2021, 2:08 pm   #1
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Are these any good? I got them from a car boot today.
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Old 12th May 2021, 2:13 pm   #2
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I wouldn't use them for anything.
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Old 12th May 2021, 2:50 pm   #3
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The ones on the card are an interesting example of how things used to be though. I would guess at 1950s though I'm sure someone can date them exactly.
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Old 12th May 2021, 2:53 pm   #4
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Radiospares were supplying this type of electrolytic in the sixties, possibly before, mostly sourced from Plessey I think.
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Old 12th May 2021, 2:55 pm   #5
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They are only 160V so not much use for most mains power valve radios except Battery Mains portables.

I think I would be inclined to keep them as a nice demo piece but you could check to see if at least one would reform just for fun I agree with Barry I would not be inclined to actually use them

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Old 12th May 2021, 3:24 pm   #6
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Definitely a display item on the card, they don't make um like that any more!
Is that a valve in the picture? if so number?

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Old 12th May 2021, 4:58 pm   #7
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Looks like a PM2. If you wave your fingers over the top and chant the word MULLARD the letters magically appear. Nice vintage RS components. J.
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I was trying to recall when Radiospares became RS components. I do recall annoying the rep. by still refering to them as Radiospares!
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Old 13th May 2021, 8:19 am   #9
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1971 - we did the same for many years.
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I still call them Radiospares now.
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I used to visit their trade counter off Tottenham Court road in 1954 - so they must be getting on a bit.

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Old 13th May 2021, 11:42 am   #12
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Started in 1937 - I think I still have a circa 1958 catalogue - it`s a lot smaller than they became before they stopped sending them out.
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I'm not old enough to remember the early days. But I do remember the growth in the catalogues. In my first memory, I reckon about 12mm thick? By the time they stopped sending automatically, I think there were five or six, in a holder, probably 100 / 150mm thick. It became really wasteful because several of us in the same office received them and we all used the online version anyway. That said, one person insisted on keeping a set, even though the only thing they were ever used for was attracting dust.
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1960 catalogue. 67 pages, all TV and radio related. You could still buy line cord back then. J.
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Much to my pleasant surprise, I recently successfully reformed a couple of those Radiospare electrolytics of that style. They were in a 1960s home brew tape recorder.

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I'm not old enough to remember the early days. But I do remember the growth in the catalogues. In my first memory, I reckon about 12mm thick? By the time they stopped sending automatically, I think there were five or six, in a holder, probably 100 / 150mm thick. It became really wasteful because several of us in the same office received them and we all used the online version anyway. That said, one person insisted on keeping a set, even though the only thing they were ever used for was attracting dust.
They were essential at work as we didn't have access to the website on the shop floor, but became less useful once they stopped sending them out, as we kept ordering items from outdated catalogues then finding a few weeks later the part was no longer available.
Anyway work solved that problem by ceasing to do electronic repairs.

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I had an account with them for years - they cancelled it because I wasn't spending enough money!

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1960 catalogue. 67 pages, all TV and radio related. You could still buy line cord back then. J.
I bought a spool of line cord yesterday. Different widths available too.
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Even though my ordering is very sporadic and usually less the (mostly very much less than) 100, both RS and Farnell maintain my accounts just fine.

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1960 catalogue. 67 pages, all TV and radio related. You could still buy line cord back then. J.
I bought a spool of line cord yesterday. Different widths available too.
I took this to mean (although I could be wrong) Line Dropper Cord.

Much beloved of 120 V conversions, Pilot little Maestro's and Champion Kits.

I think the last time I was able to buy a new piece was at Harpy in the Mid 80's it came of a reel marked RS.

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