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DV and DL valves - The American Shaw Radio Tube Base
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This exhibit is a De Forest DV-2 fitted with a nickel Shaw standard base. The V in the type designation refers to the UV base cap and the 2 should represent the approximate filament voltage, however, on later versions the label shows 5 Volts for the filament.
The paper sticker is of the original form. Exhibit DV-2 has the Isolantite base and the later long paper sticker with the 5 Volt filament rating.
The original packing can.
Thanks to Joe Gruber for sending the images.
The wide glass tube envelope is 32 mm in diameter and, including the base pins, is 105 mm tall.
Reference: Joe Gruber. Type DV-2 was first introduced in 1923. See also 1923 adverts.


Updated October 04, 2020.
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