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Old 17th Nov 2019, 3:46 am   #1
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Default Valve suppliers?

Do you have a favorite valve supplier? In the USA, I often find that Bob Dobush at findatube.com has excellent prices, and always sends good products. Hopefully, there is a similar supplier in Europe.
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 9:39 am   #2
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https://www.langrex.co.uk/
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 11:34 am   #3
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I agree, Langrex.
I was recently searching for some obscure spark-gap 'valves', used in WW2 radar, why I didn't start with Langrex I don't know, but after searching everywhere else I contacted them, they had as many as I needed at an acceptable price.
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 11:52 am   #4
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Hi. I use PM components in Sittingbourne kent as I can pick them up, about 4 miles from me Mick
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Default Re: Valve suppliers?

RS Components have a range of the more-popular valves (12AT7/12AU7/12AX7, EL84 etc) at prices that are quite reasonable.

Billington - http://www.tube-and-valve-electronic.../stocklist.asp - are worth a look too: they stock a range of EEV and Eimac/Varian RF power valves.
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 8:06 pm   #6
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Watfordvalves.com have a good range of valves.
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Old 17th Nov 2019, 8:25 pm   #7
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I find Mike Lewis in Luton very good for most standard valves. Often frequents BVWS, Radiophile and radio rally events as well and has a good selection of vintage radio and television hardware as well.

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Default Re: Valve suppliers?

The supplier I use in Europe (Brussels) is Halfin. They have in storage warehouses all kinds of interesting valve types and CRT's and semiconductors and can usually acquire the most obscure items I need too. I have been dealing with them for well over a decade if not 20 years. I have not seen them mentioned much on restoration websites, so its probably about time I "let the cat out of the bag". I found them a long time ago searching for vintage CRT's:

https://halfin.com
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