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ID = 30946
Brand: Czeija, Nissl & Co., Standard, ITT, Alcatel; Wien
Developer: Western Electric Company Inc.; New York (NY) 
Tube type:  Triode, vacuum   Universal 
  <1925 very rare. ***
Identical to 215A_Nissl = 215A = 4215A = WE215A = Wecovalve = OR1 = 38015 = CW1344 = VT-5 = CW-1344 = CW-38015 = R215A
Similar Tubes
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
Other base:
  4215AB ; Wecovalve_4pin
First Source (s)
1919 : Saga of the Vacuum Tube, Tyne page 371,463

Base Peanut (WECO 1919/1920)
Was used by Radio/TV-reception etc.
Filament Vf 1.4 Volts / If 0.25 Ampere / Direct / Battery =

Hendrik Johannes van der Bijl (WECO, USA) developed this first WECO tube. It is also called peanut-tube for it's very small size. As Type N it has been finished in 1919 and was on market as 215A in the early 20ies - for nearly a decade.

H.J. van der Bijl deducted the fundamental functional relationships of triodes and by that won a post at the Western Electric Company (WECO) as Senior Research Phyicist until the publication of the book "Theory of the Thermionic Tube and its Applications" in 1920. (EE)

The peanut-tube was also produced in Canada.
In UK ST&C (Standard Telephone & Cables, London) has produced the 215A as 4215A (with adapter to B4 socket) and as 4215AB (with B4 base) to fit European standard socket. Tyne, p.370.

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Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
x 69 x 16 mm / x 2.72 x 0.63 inch
Weight 10 g / 0.35 oz
Information source -- Original-techn. papers.   
Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
Saga of the Vacuum Tube, Tyne

215a_base~~2.gif 215A_Nissl: Fin Stewart
Fin Stewart

Just Qvigstad
215A_Nissl: Banneitz, TB der drahtl. Teleph. 1927
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