VP41 Pentode RF Valve / Vacuum Tube by Mazda (Tests 100%)



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For sale a VP41 (AC/VP2 / MVSPenB / W42 equivalent)  RF variable mu pentode amplifier valve / vacuum tube by Mazda, on a Mazda Octal base. This is NOT THE SAME as the standard International Octal base. Fully tested at 100% of nominal new emission no faults.

The VP41 is a four volt parallel heater valve and was extensively used in pre- and wartime mains table radio receivers as the gain controlled IF amplifier. Four volt "mains" valves were developed prior to the American standard 6.3 volts valve was introduced to the UK, as in houses without mains electricity they could alternatively be powered by two standard 2 volt accumulators wired in series.

This lovely old valve is very slightly used and still tests 100% on my Mullard High Speed Valve Tester. In good clean condition for age with all original markings fully present and readable (see picture).

A sensible price for fully working, usable example of an interesting and now historic old device. Ideal for vintage radio set restorers and collectors alike.


Heater = 4.0V @ 0.65A

Anode / Plate:  250V / 7.7mA / 1.3Mohm
Screen Grid: 200V / 2.0mA
Signal Grid: -2.7V
gm: 2.0mA/V

I offer a full, money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied with this purchase (see terms). We have been trading since 1927 so bid with confidence. Most of our valves / tubes have been in our own stock room for many, many years. See our EXCELLENT FEEDBACK on quality valves / tubes previously supplied!

We have thousands of valves / tubes in stock - standard and rare; US, UK and European. If you have any particular requirements, please send a message and if we have what you want, we will list it here.

We ship worldwide and are very happy to combine items for multiple postage.


GUARANTEE: In case of dissatisfaction, buyer must return item at own expense. We will only refund if you return the EXACT SAME VALVE / TUBE to us that you have purchased, with the heater still intact and passing continuity test. Believe it or not, some evil people have tried to send us back their dud tubes to try and get a full refund for a perfectly good tube we have just sold them! So, refund is a genuine offer, but at our discretion that we have been sent back what we actually sold you in the first place and you have not destroyed it through misuse!

PAYMENT: We accept Paypal, cheques in GBP, UK postal orders / bank drafts or bank transfer. Please CONTACT US FIRST before sending payment by a method other than PayPal - there will be a delay in shipping while we clear your payment if you pay using these other methods. We are happy for you to collect from Bristol, but will require payment in GBP cash on collection.

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