I should really udpdate this page. I've been collecting (tube)test equipment for years.
I've been collection tubes a few
years now. Since a few months I've been collecting tube testers as well. I
won't keep all of them, some will be sold to friends and people who are
interested. Mostly for the european market.
This is by far the most rare tube
tester I own. It's from Germany and made somewhere in the 20's and 30's,
which makes it one of the first tube testers. It will only test 4 pin
tubes, but best of it all, it's still working and it's complete with
Precision Apperatus 10-12 Tube
The 10-12 is a
well known, USA made, tube tester which tests tubes under real conditions
and measures their mutual conductance. One of the nicest tube testers
to work with. I have several roll charts for different tubes and settings.
B&K 747 Dyna-Jet Solid State Dynamic Mutual
Conductance Tube Tester
One of the most advanced tube testers made.
For many tubes no settings have to be made, just pop in it the right tube
and you're done. Complete with manual and flyer. This is a solid state
tube tester, so no internal tubes, for accurate readings. It's expensive,
it's rare, but damn it's good. No wonder they call this the Ferrari under
the tube testers.
portable tube tester was designed by the Hickok for the U.S. Army. It is
rugged and highly portable. Hickok tube testers have the reputation of
being the best ones ever made. They are highly superior to the "emission"
type tube testers; test results are much more reliable (ie. if the tester
says the tube is bad, its bad. If the tester says the tube is good, its
good.) Virtually all Hickok testers are of the mutual transconductance
type, so you really can't go wrong with one.
Precision Apparatus 920
40's, test many old type of
tubes, but no noval pins, such as ECC83. But has a high quality meter with
many different readings.
Precision Appartus 650 Grid Circuit
Complete with operating instructions and a large set
of Tube Test Data books. Easy to use and light weight.
Heathkit TC-2 Tube Tester
This was a home
assembling kit by Heathkit from the 1940's. Solid state design, so ones
it's calibrated it'll keep accurate readings for a long time. Complete
with manual, assembling instructions and schematics.
Rejuvenator Picture Tube Tester
repair and testing of picture tubes from TV's.