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ID = 14981
United States of America (USA)
Developer: Western Electric Company Inc.; New York (NY) 
Tube type:  Transmitting Triode, air cooled   Power/Output 
Identical to VT-2 = E_Western = WE205B = 205B = 205A = CW-931
First year 1918 Radiokatalog Band 1, 2. Auflage
Predecessor Tubes K_Western   202A  
Successor Tubes 205B  

Base UV-Base (4 Pins+Bayonet, USA 1914 WE) (Codex=F)
Was used by Military and/or Government
Filament Vf 7 Volts / If 1.35 Ampere / Direct / Battery =

Output power: 5 Watt at 300 Volt.
This was developed by Western Electric in 1917 for The Signal Corps. Rare earth coated filament. Filament voltage fom 6.5 to 7.5 volts, adjusted for the rated filament current.

Originally produced with the bayonet locking pin turned at a 45 degree angle to other Western Electric tubes. Commonly referred to as the Signal Corps - Navy pin base. This was to prevent accidental use of low power tubes, causing burnout. You will find many tubes on the market today with the pins ground off, some being relocated to allow locking in to other sockets.

See Tyne's "Saga of the Vacuum Tube", page 287.

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Information source Taschenbuch zum Röhren-Codex 1948/49   
Saga of the Vacuum Tube, Tyne   p.100 , 101 et al
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205e_sockel~~3.png VT-2: nach Western Electric 1933
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Usage in Models 2= 1918 ; 1= 1920? ; 1= 1922? ; 1= 1925? ; 1= 1929

Quantity of Models at with this tube (valve, valves, valvola, valvole, válvula, lampe):6

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