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  • #15385
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I recapped a Sparton radio model 580 and it came with a Visa glow tube, which works.
    I had never seen a working one of these , so I am posting some photos.
    I covered the chassis so the dial lights would not affect the photos.
    It looks a lot different than I expected., and you won’t see many of these tubes that work.
    Dan in Calgary.

    #15393
    Ben Palmeri
    Forum Participant

    Hi Dan,
    I have never heard of a glow tube.
    So is a glow tube similar to a Tuning Eye Tube?
    Ben

    #15394
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    http://www.theradiofox.com/sparton/triolian/134/visoglo.html
    Here is some information about the tube. It was only variable for one year. 1934
    It is similar to a 6e5 tube except it glows.
    It gets brighter as you are closer to the station being tuned in.
    I have had other Sparton radios with the tube , but on those radios the tube was burnt ou.
    Dan in Calgary

    #15527
    Rick D
    Forum Participant

    Hello Dan -All the restoring you do is the best I have seen ,Dan you do a great job,I have never seen a Glow tube and one that works is something ,I have a 1931 Fada model 48Z that has a Flash-O-Graph
    tube on top of the dial, it lights up at the bottom but the light does not go up the tube as you tune as it should ,I have look all over to find a replacement but no luck,anyway good job again Dan ,here are a
    few photos of the Fada ,take care all the very best Rick

    #15528
    Rick D
    Forum Participant

    Here are the photos

    #15545
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Hi Rick:
    i think you might be able to find more information about your flash o graph tube in the internet, or maybe try ARF.
    There are a lot of guys that have information, and maybe it is something llike a resistor or a cap.
    good luck
    Dan in Calgary

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