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ID = 55851
Tube type:  Thyratron 
Identical to 5948 = CV3518
Similar Tubes
Normally replaceable-slightly different:
  5948A ; 5948B ; 5948C

Base Wires Top contact with a cap.
Filament Vf 6.3 Volts / If 25 Ampere / Half indirect / Specified voltage AC/DC
Description Va<25kV Ia<1000A pk, 1A mean.
Also available in A, B and C versions.
The tube has a built-in hydrogen reservoir capsule, which draws 4.3A at 5V approximately. 
Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
152 x 399 x mm / 5.98 x 15.71 x inch
Information source -- Original-techn. papers.   
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5948: Manufacturer's Literature
Emilio Ciardiello


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