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ID = 28446
United States of America (USA)
Brand: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Transmitting Triode, air cooled   Universal 
  <1925 very rare. ***
Identical to CG-1144 = VT-18 = U_Pliotron
First year 1918 ?? Saga of the Vacuum Tube, Tyne Seite 150
Successor Tubes CG-1144A  

Base Jumbo 4-pin bayonet
Was used by Military and/or Government
Filament Vf 10 Volts / If 6.5 Ampere / Direct
Description This tube is a 50 Watt "Pliotron" transmitting type made for the US Navy by GE in 1918. Original tubes had a special large base (Jumbo 4 pin) which was made for GE by the Shaw Insulator Company. In the early part of 1919 the base was made by GE and had a mica insulation disc to support the base pins. The tube is mentioned on page 38 of "The Story of Electronics Development at the General Electric Company". 
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Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
x 154 x 52 mm / x 6.06 x 2.05 inch
Information source Saga of the Vacuum Tube, Tyne   Pages 150 and 151
- - Manufacturers Literature   
CG-1144: Norm Wilson N6JV
Robert Gillespie

CG-1144: Fin Stewart
Fin Stewart


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