B7971 tubes for sale - $150 each

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Nicholas Stock

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May 4, 2022, 9:55:19 AMMay 4
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Hi folks, I have a contact looking to sell 4 B7971 tubes. They are untested, but look to be in good shape from the attached photos. $150 each per tube (which is significantly less than what they're selling for on eBay at the moment, believe it or not!).

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If anyone is interested, then please contact Jeff directly at k3dua...@gmail.com

Cheers,

Nick

Nicholas Stock

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May 4, 2022, 4:35:25 PMMay 4
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Tubes have sold.

Thanks,

Nick

gregebert

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May 4, 2022, 7:01:41 PMMay 4
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I'm still kicking myself for not buying a bunch of these from PolyPaks back in the 1970's

Nicholas Stock

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May 4, 2022, 7:13:40 PMMay 4
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Aren't we all!!!! :)

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Michail Wilson

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May 4, 2022, 8:28:11 PMMay 4
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Strangely, I didn’t even get the notification.  I would have bought them.

 

Actually, I didn’t know until I received the response from gregebert.  Wonder why several of the googlegroups emails didn’t even make it. 

 

Michail

 

From: neoni...@googlegroups.com <neoni...@googlegroups.com> On Behalf Of gregebert
Sent: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 4:02 PM
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Subject: [neonixie-l] Re: B7971 tubes for sale - $150 each

 

I'm still kicking myself for not buying a bunch of these from PolyPaks back in the 1970's

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:35:25 PM UTC-7 Pramanicin wrote:

Tubes have sold.

 

Thanks,

 

Nick

 

On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 6:54 AM Nicholas Stock <nick...@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi folks, I have a contact looking to sell 4 B7971 tubes. They are untested, but look to be in good shape from the attached photos. $150 each per tube (which is significantly less than what they're selling for on eBay at the moment, believe it or not!).

 

 

If anyone is interested, then please contact Jeff directly at k3dua...@gmail.com

 

Cheers,

 

Nick

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chuckrr

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May 5, 2022, 4:13:05 PMMay 5
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Back about 20 years ago, I got a bunch (about 30) B-7971 tubes from an ebay seller who shipped them wrapped in newspaper.

Those papers are very old, they have 1968 dates.   I paid around $11 per tube, a few as high as $17 per tube.

I built a 16-tube scrolling array that scans through an ascii text file and moves it from right to left across the array.

Those tubes are lots of fun.   But it takes a real commitment.   And a big power supply.    Got me an old HP-895A to power up that sucker at 175 VDC.
 

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I'm still kicking myself for not buying a bunch of these from PolyPaks back in the 1970's
 

On Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 1:35:25 PM UTC-7 Pramanicin wrote:
Tubes have sold.
 
Thanks,
 
Nick

On Wed, May 4, 2022 at 6:54 AM Nicholas Stock <nick...@gmail.com> wrote:
Hi folks, I have a contact looking to sell 4 B7971 tubes. They are untested, but look to be in good shape from the attached photos. $150 each per tube (which is significantly less than what they're selling for on eBay at the moment, believe it or not!).
 
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If anyone is interested, then please contact Jeff directly at k3dua...@gmail.com
 
Cheers,
 
Nick

Robert G. Schaffrath

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May 6, 2022, 8:20:28 AMMay 6
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Poly Paks, Meshna, et al. By 1979 used tubes were $4/each and NOS were $5/each at Meshna. I bought a few NOS that I still have but looking back, yes I wish I had bought more. But, honestly, what to do with all of them back then? They were still pretty common.

Charles MacDonald

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May 6, 2022, 8:39:55 PMMay 6
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On 2022-05-06 08:20, Robert G. Schaffrath wrote:
> Poly Paks, Meshna, et al. By 1979 used tubes were $4/each and NOS were
> $5/each at Meshna. I bought a few NOS that I still have but looking
> back, yes I wish I had bought more. But, honestly, what to do with all
> of them back then? They were still pretty common.

etco in Montreal had them both separate and with the boards, although
the boards had the fingers broken off for the gold. I think the whole
module was about 10 Bucks CANADIAN.


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Toby Thain

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May 6, 2022, 9:02:38 PMMay 6
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On 2022-05-06 8:39 p.m., Charles MacDonald wrote:
> On 2022-05-06 08:20, Robert G. Schaffrath wrote:
>> Poly Paks, Meshna, et al. By 1979 used tubes were $4/each and NOS were
>> $5/each at Meshna. I bought a few NOS that I still have but looking
>> back, yes I wish I had bought more. But, honestly, what to do with all
>> of them back then? They were still pretty common.
>
> etco in Montreal had them both separate and with the boards, although
> the boards had the fingers broken off for the gold.  I think the whole
> module was about 10 Bucks CANADIAN.
>
>

But that was probably from the time when CAD $10 was a down payment on a
house. ;)

Nick Andrews

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May 6, 2022, 9:26:50 PMMay 6
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Now, if I could only remember where I stashed that time machine...

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