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ID = 16679
Great Britain (UK)
Brand: Common type Great Britain tube/semicond.
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Thyratron   Power-supply 
Identical to CV742 = FG67 = 5720

Base UX-Base (4 Pins (2 thick, USA 1924, UX) Top contact with a cap.
Was used by Military and/or Government
Filament Vf 5 Volts / If 4.5 Ampere / Half indirect
Description This tube is a mercury vapour thyratron with an intermediate control characteristic. The tube is particularly designed for use in inverter circuits where a short deionization is required. While this tube has a British Services type number, It is not known if these tubes were made in the UK. 
Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
x 169 x 74 mm / x 6.65 x 2.91 inch
Weight 125 g / 4.41 oz
Information source Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
Universal Vade-Mecum, Electron Valves and Semiconductor Devices   Page 548
CV742: Manufacturer's Literature
Emilio Ciardiello


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