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Old 12th Oct 2019, 12:28 pm   #1
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Default Definitely NOS!

I've just received a NOS Mazda 10P14 output valve for my Murphy A362, and judging from the box , it's as old as the radio (1955 - 64 years old).

The price of the radio was £16/8s. 7d plus P.T. and the valve would be £14/6s plus P.T.

l wish I could go back to 1955 and show the servicemen the price a single valve would cost today, especially something like the KT88!

Cost today was£14.50 delivered.

There is a letter P under the 10P14, presumably a date stamp.
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 2:23 pm   #2
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Hi Ken,
You have a typo in the valve price...
That's 14 Shillings and 6 old Pence (All of 72.5 new pence...)
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 3:25 pm   #3
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Default Re: Definitely NOS!

That box has me scratching my head! The valve inside is labelled Mazda, but the box is labelled Ediswan, Siemens Edison Swan, AEI and Mazda. I wasn't aware of any connection between G.E.C. (Mazda, Marconi & Osram) and A.E.I. (Ediswan, Siemens & Edison Swan). Can anyone shine some light on this?
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 3:37 pm   #4
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Hi Ken,
You have a typo in the valve price...
That's 14 Shillings and 6 old Pence (All of 72.5 new pence...)
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Correct! My mistake...
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 5:50 pm   #5
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That valve, at today's price is probably cheaper in real terms than the 14/6 a new valve of the same type would have cost 64 years ago!
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 6:08 pm   #6
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I am looking at a Mazda valve box,the small print says "Distributed by The Edison Swan Electric Co.Ltd",Les.
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Old 12th Oct 2019, 6:34 pm   #7
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Have a look here:

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/AEI:_Lamps_and_Valves

as a starting-point for the various mergers/buyouts over the last century.

[I never realised that the AEI/Siemens/Mazda/BTH/Edison/Swan empire also owned "Clix" - makers of wander-plugs, valve-sockets and a particularly-deadly range of 2-pin plugs!]
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 3:46 pm   #8
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and a particularly-deadly range of 2-pin plugs!]
...and an extremely safe and convenient-to-use two-pin plug.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 4:00 pm   #9
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...and an extremely safe and convenient-to-use two-pin plug.
Very much used plugs and perfectly safe as long as they were fully tightened.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 5:09 pm   #10
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14/6 plus 25% purchase tax is the equivalent of about 4 gallons of petrol in 1955 -that would cost you about £23.00 today.
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Old 14th Oct 2019, 6:42 pm   #11
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Hi,

That's just inflation. In the early 70's I was paid the standard LNR rate of 30p per hour
as a barman. That would have bought me 3 pints of mild or 20 Players Navy Cut
cigs (31p). What would those cost now?

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