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A rare type N 2V-PIF Round valve
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A rare type N 2V-PIF Round valve

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A rare type N 2V-PIF Round valve
No. N7789, MARCONI'S W. T. Co. Ltd, with extended pip containing asbestos powder for heat-controlled vacuum, globe lead-in shoulder for filament entry (no filament continuity), and large tubular plate, sidetaps with pitched edges, screw fitting base with green glass core insulator and circular paper label with testing mark for 18.11.20 above etched number, circa 1917 -6¾in. (7.1cm) long, (full original vacuum questionable - minor internal fungi growth present)
Literature
Radio! Radio!, J. Hill, third edition, p.23;

70 Years of Radio Tubes and Valves, J. W. Stokes, Chp III, p. 11-12
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Indentified by the letter prefix as to what the valve did; The letter 'N' shown on this example stood for Navy. Usually the more defined letters are seen as 'NR' for Naval Receiving, 'NT' for Naval Transmitting and 'NU' for Naval Rectifier.
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