6BU5 Tube for 1954 Color TV

6BU5 Tube for 1954 Color TV

Post by John K. Folsom Jr » Sun, 30 Jan 2005 01:42:44



I have been trying to locate a 6BU5 tube. It is a pentode high voltage
regulator, similar to a 6BK4.  This tube was used in a 1954 vintage color
TV. None of the usual tube dealers seem to have any (including Antique
Electronic Supply and  Leeds Electronics).  Ask around, check you local tube
dealers and your stock, I would like to buy 1 or 2 or these tubes.  You can

Thanks.

John

 
 
 

6BU5 Tube for 1954 Color TV

Post by Ken Schar » Mon, 31 Jan 2005 01:13:07



Quote:
> I have been trying to locate a 6BU5 tube. It is a pentode high voltage
> regulator, similar to a 6BK4.  This tube was used in a 1954 vintage color
> TV. None of the usual tube dealers seem to have any (including Antique
> Electronic Supply and  Leeds Electronics).  Ask around, check you local tube
> dealers and your stock, I would like to buy 1 or 2 or these tubes.  You can

> Thanks.

> John

This tube isn't listed in any of my RCA tube manauls but is listed
in an old Sylvania tube book...in the 'condensed data' section.
Since the date of this book is from the mid '50's I guess this
tube wasn't used very long!

The Miami hamfest is next weekend, I can keep an eye out for this
tube, there are usually a few tube dealers there.  How much are
you willing to pay for one?

 
 
 

6BU5 Tube for 1954 Color TV

Post by Ken Schar » Mon, 31 Jan 2005 01:16:13



Quote:
> I have been trying to locate a 6BU5 tube. It is a pentode high voltage
> regulator, similar to a 6BK4.  This tube was used in a 1954 vintage color
> TV. None of the usual tube dealers seem to have any (including Antique
> Electronic Supply and  Leeds Electronics).  Ask around, check you local tube
> dealers and your stock, I would like to buy 1 or 2 or these tubes.  You can

> Thanks.

> John

Leed's electronics in NYC has them for $6.00 each on their web site.

Leeds Electronics 68 North 7th Street Brooklyn NY 11211 Tel 718 963-1764
http://www.leedselect.com/tubes-part3.html