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ID = 80032
United States of America (USA)
Brand: General Electric for Brand RCA-Radiotron; Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY
Developer: General Electric Co. (GE); Bridgeport CT, Syracuse NY 
Tube type:  Triode, vacuum   Audio Frequency 
  Ca. 1925 up to 1945 no serial production. For instance only development samples. *****
Identical to UX225_5pin
Similar Tubes
Different connections:
  AX225 ; UX225
Other base:

Was used by Radio/TV-reception etc.
Filament Vf 5 Volts / If 1.75 Ampere / Indirect / Specified voltage AC/DC
Description This tube is one of the experimental series of tubes in development of the UY227 tube. In December 1922, an employee of the Westinghouse Electric and manufacturing Company's tube Research Department published an article on an a/c type of tube in the Electric Journal. This tube was double ended but similar to the eventual type 227. The 5 pin UX225 was the last in the experimental series of tubes in the research. It was not until 1925 that serious consideration was given to this tube as an RCA product. In April of the following year, RCA asked Westinghouse for further of this tube and an estimated cost. The designation UX225 was given to the tube and 1000 tubes were supplied to RCA. These were still of the double ended type (UX 4 pin base at one end and a Ba15S bayonet automotive lamp base at the other, In November 1926 Westinghouse suggested that a single ended tube could be made with a five pin base, with the pins in a "W' format. A few UX225 tubes were made with this base but the company changed the type number to AY225. This change was for commercial reasons. At a meeting later in April the type number was changed to UY227 and a different base again was settled on. This base became the standard "UY" base as used on many tubes in later years. 
Dimensions (WHD)
incl. pins / tip
x 108 x 45 mm / x 4.25 x 1.77 inch
Weight 50 g / 1.76 oz
Information source - - Manufacturers Literature   Early tube development at GE,1933, page 4
UX225_5pin: Lud Sibley collection
Fin Stewart

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