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M4205E

Sensibly equivalent to:
3B/151A 4205E CV1648
    
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The 4205E was the standard valve and the M4205E has had the grid and anode specially treated to reduce secondary emission of electrons.
The ratings say that the maximum full power frequency is 15 MHz. The short base pins are for the special bayonet base used for telephone repeaters at the time.
Thanks to Richard Stibbons for donating this valve. Richard comments - these valves were used to rectify a sniff of the transmitter output for monitoring purposes. This was at the BBC Daventry transmitter that he joined in 1962. This particular exhibit was rescued from the skip. The broken glass supports attest to rough treatment.
See Daventry
Like the early spherical valves like 4101D the grid is a pair of ladders either side of the central filament.
Here the filament can be seen. It probably bows due to the fact that tension was lost when the glass supports broke. Note the brass locating pin on the side of the base cap.
The displacement of all the components and the broken glass rod support.
The balloon envelope is 59 mm in diameter, and excluding the base pins is 96 mm tall.
Reference: Datasheet. Type M4205E was first introduced in 1937.

 

Absolute Maximum Operating Conditions
Triode
Vh
Ah
Va
Vg
mAa
ra
gm
4.5
1.6
400
-
50
3,500
2.0
Thanks to Frank Philipse for supplying the above PDF datasheet.
Updated August 21, 2017.
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