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ID = 68008
United States of America (USA)
Brand: WLS (tubes), World's Largest Store - see also Sears, Roebuck & Co; Chicago, IL
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Triode, vacuum   Audio Frequency 
  Ca. 1925 up to 1945 very rare. ***
Identical to 4601_WLS = 4600 = 2970 = UX201A = C301A

Base UX-Base (4 Pins (2 thick, USA 1924, UX)
Was used by Radio/TV-reception etc.
Filament Vf 5 Volts / If 0.25 Ampere / Direct / Battery =

Page no 671 of the Fall 1928 issue of the Sears Roebuck catalog announces a new catalog number for radio tubes, 46XX, replacing the earlier 29XX series. The company sold the standard range of US designed and made tubes and these tubes were made by a few small manufacturers. The "WLS" (Worlds Largest Store) brand was either hot branded on the base of these tubes or a paper label on the glass. The 4601 was made by Solartron and is the only tube in the catalogs showing the 46XX series to have an actual manufacturers name. The name is also shown in the Spring 1929 catalog. The Fall 1929 catalog has an entirely new catalog number series with the 4601 becoming the 57T201A

Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
x 108 x 45 mm / x 4.25 x 1.77 inch
Weight 47 g / 1.66 oz
Information source Sears, Roebuck Catalogs (Silvertone)   Fall 1928 catalog - page 671

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