New! Atmospheric Tubes

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  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,283
    edited November 2017
    LOL! Yes there is such a vacuum in our atmosphere (same as these glass-less tubes experience). I would buy 'em; after all he did say "they may still work". :#
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  • MarflyMarfly Posts: 59
    headrott wrote: »
    LOL! Yes there is such a vacuum in our atmosphere (same as these glass-less tubes experience). I would buy 'em; after all he did say "they may still work". :#

    And a steal @ 50 bucks!
  • headrottheadrott Posts: 5,283
    Marfly wrote: »
    headrott wrote: »
    LOL! Yes there is such a vacuum in our atmosphere (same as these glass-less tubes experience). I would buy 'em; after all he did say "they may still work". :#

    And a steal @ 50 bucks!
    Yeah, and you don;t have to worry about those pesky getters either. Those annoying getters just get in the way the electrons. (Oh, wait.)
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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,980
    Oh my. They walk among us. :o


  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,013
    Wonder if they know anything about beryllium as i do believe that is what the silver stuff is.....
    Mildly toxic maybe :cold_sweat:

  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 17,957
    edited November 2017
    The getter is usually barium (edit: barium alloys, I guess).
    http://www.thevalvepage.com/valvetek/getter/getter.htm

    Beryllium and beryllium compounds are quite toxic.
    LD50 is about 160 mg/kg.
    https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/idlh/7440417.html
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,013
    edited November 2017
    Ok maybe it was barium I was thinking of that gets on the inside of the tube glass. Its early i haven't had my Cap n Crunch yet :p
  • KennethSwaugerKennethSwauger Moderator Posts: 6,462
    Maybe "vaccum tubes" should be "vacuous tubes"?
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  • Saw the thread title and thought, "Huh. 'Atmospheric' ? Must be a new tube company !".

    But ... no. :o I'm kind of curious, how does one carefully remove the glass on each tube ?
    Maybe "vaccum tubes" should be "vacuous tubes"?

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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,128
    Gotta be a joke ad. amiright?
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 2,671
    1) Improved visibility of light in dark environments.

    2) Easy access for cleaning and maintenance.

    3) Better heat dissipation.

    4) Unneeded glass can be recycled or used for unique Christmas ornaments.

    5) Released vacuum can be collected and used for other science projects.
  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,980
    I'm kind of curious, how does one carefully remove the glass on each tube ?

    Personally, I'd ship the tubes off to Muppet Labs - where cutting edge technology is their daily fare.


  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 6,960
    I'm kind of curious, how does one carefully remove the glass on each tube ?

    Personally, I'd ship the tubes off to PFB Labs - where cutting edge technology is their daily fare.

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