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Old 12-10-2017, 12:18 PM
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12kp4 Coventry CT CL nos ?

https://hartford.craigslist.org/atq/...402204074.html
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Old 12-10-2017, 12:35 PM
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Sure can get dirty inside the box!

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Old 12-10-2017, 01:31 PM
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Looks like the dud to me. Rebuilt tube have labels and serial numbers that will match the box they came from.

Might be a good used tube but I'd test it before buying.
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:38 PM
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Does look a bit 'meh' for a supposedly NOS.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:09 PM
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Looks like the dud to me. Rebuilt tube have labels and serial numbers that will match the box they came from.

Might be a good used tube but I'd test it before buying.
It also doesn't look like an aluminized tube.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:31 PM
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Sure can get dirty inside the box!

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Also interesting how clean box is on the outside. Judging by the brown face it must have came out of a smokers TV.
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:28 PM
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Looks like the dud to me. Rebuilt tube have labels and serial numbers that will match the box they came from.
Sticker on the box says it's brand new, not a rebuilt.

Maybe he believed the sticker?

He hasn't answered my email yet.



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Old 12-10-2017, 07:47 PM
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It also doesn't look like an aluminized tube.
You're right, it clearly isn't.
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Old 12-11-2017, 09:00 AM
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Gun appears to be angled as well... RUN !!!
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:14 PM
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So the old one was put in the box and left to sit .
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:47 PM
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If you need tube and have a tester it is at least worth looking into (test it before taking your wallet out).

Once in a blue moon, one of these 'tubes in it's replacement's box' happens to be a decent usable USED tube that got changed because a tech was mistaken/greedy/dumb or a customer was adamant or needed maximum brightness for some special application.
Plenty of reason to be suspicious, but no reason not to be curious.
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Old 12-11-2017, 01:51 PM
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Plenty of reason to be suspicious, but no reason not to be curious.
Comparing the images to the seller's story sure makes things look suspicious.

"Never used. In original box. my father bought this for a customer of his tv and radio repair business probably around 1953. the customer never paid and it sat in our attic since"


But yes, I've found plenty of weak CRTs over the years placed in the replacement box to preserve them for future use if needed, or to return for the core charge.

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Old 12-11-2017, 02:06 PM
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Comparing the images to the seller's story sure makes things look suspicious.

"Never used. In original box. my father bought this for a customer of his tv and radio repair business probably around 1953. the customer never paid and it sat in our attic since"


But yes, I've found plenty of weak CRTs over the years placed in the replacement box to preserve them for future use if needed, or to return for the core charge.

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No doubt there. What I was getting at is that while it likely is a dud, and definitely is used, it is not necessarily the best to completely write it off as a lost cause before testing it as some have implied. Any interested party should go in expecting a dud, but hoping for something usable.

Most second or third-hand+ stories of a set's (or part's) history I take with a big grain of salt or outright ignore. I've heard plenty of wildly inaccurate to impossible histories from 'civilian' (as SandyG calls them) owners that had something passed down to them....Maybe that guy's father had fifty of those boxes in his TV repair shop, grabbed what he thought was an NOS by mistake when thinning the heard, the wrong box sat unopened and the mistake unnoticed for 50 years or something.... There are infinite ways an inaccurate oral history can start.
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Old 12-12-2017, 02:48 PM
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You'd think if the party selling this grew up hanging around their pops radio and TV shop, they could at least tell the difference between a new and a obviously filthy used looking CRT.
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