Electronics Repair (sci.electronics.repair) Discussion of repairing electronic equipment. Topics include requests for assistance, where to obtain servicing information and parts, techniques for diagnosis and repair, and annecdotes about success, failures and problems.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1   Report Post  
Bobby Longsocks
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment


Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much, However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks

  #2   Report Post  
Wild Bill
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

I don't recall Woodward, but the Schumacher script type on the tester looks
like the same script of the present-day Schumacher company that produces
automotive battery chargers. They might have some other information
regarding the history of the tester.

Cheers
WB
................

"Bobby Longsocks" wrote in message
...

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page

above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much,

However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my

curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop

me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks



  #3   Report Post  
Wbelsito
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

its a filament continuity tester
  #4   Report Post  
Ned Carlson
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

On Mon, 21 Jun 2004 23:12:15 +0000, Wild Bill wrote:

I don't recall Woodward, but the Schumacher script type on the tester
looks like the same script of the present-day Schumacher company tha



It is, it used to be called Woodward-Schumacher.


produces automotive battery chargers.


Yep, they're at http://www.batterychargers.com/

They might have some other
information regarding the history of the tester.


Doubtful, but who knows?

From what I can discern, what this thing does is
put a neon bulb in series with the plate or cathode,
if the tube is drawing current, the bulb lights up.

It's a simple go/no-go test, and doesn't tell you
if the tube has defects other than lack of
emission. So its usefulness basically extends to
ferreting out truly dead tubes.


--
Ned Carlson Triode Electronics Chicago,IL USA
www.triodeelectronics.com



  #5   Report Post  
Buck Frobisher
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

"Bobby Longsocks" wrote in message
...

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page

above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much,

However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my

curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop

me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks


I got a good laugh out of the FREE! Instruction Manual.

--
"Stay calm. Be brave. Wait for the signs."

regards,

Frank Johansen
Aurora, Ontario




  #6   Report Post  
Derelict
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment


"Wbelsito" wrote in message
...
its a filament continuity tester


Right. Built one in about 1950 from a Pop'tronics article.


  #7   Report Post  
Derelict
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment


I don't know if you want to part with this tester, but I'd like to be
the first to offer to buy it from you. I'll offer my starting bid at
$5000.00, plus pay actual shipping. You might get more at an antique
store but at least I'll use it, not just put it on a shelf to decay.

Mark Reedman



Stand by! How many do you want? I don't have this exact model but I
can fake that. Bargain - $1000 ea.


  #9   Report Post  
Jim Anable
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Pleasecomment

Appears to be nothing more than a filament tester, which tells you NOTHING about
tube condition.

Bobby Longsocks wrote:

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much, However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks


  #10   Report Post  
Bobby Longsocks
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

In article ,
says...
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004 02:29:31 GMT, Bobby Longsocks
wrote:


Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much, However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks


I don't know if you want to part with this tester, but I'd like to be
the first to offer to buy it from you. I'll offer my starting bid at
$5000.00, plus pay actual shipping. You might get more at an antique
store but at least I'll use it, not just put it on a shelf to decay.

Mark Reedman



I'm more interested in a trade really... I'm in the market for a nice Bridge,
or an acre of swamp land - can you hook me up ??

Bobby


  #11   Report Post  
Keith Adams
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

Yeah but its cooool.I like seeing any of that old stuff.Them were the days when just about everything ran off tubes and every drug
store or 5 and 10 had a tester and a cabinet full of tubes.NOS tubes that are now treated like gold were then nothing more valuable
than a flashlight bulb.

"Bobby Longsocks" wrote in message ...

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much, However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks

  #12   Report Post  
Scott Dorsey
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

Bobby Longsocks wrote:

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much, However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.


If it's what I think it is, it is a filament tester only and does nothing
else. They were a dollar or two at Dart Drugs.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  #13   Report Post  
Scott Dorsey
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment

Ned Carlson wrote:

From what I can discern, what this thing does is
put a neon bulb in series with the plate or cathode,
if the tube is drawing current, the bulb lights up.


It's just a neon lamp in series with the filament! If the filament is
good, it lights up! It does not even do real emission testing. Since
the current through the neon lamp is minimal, it does not even illuminate
the filament.

It's a simple go/no-go test, and doesn't tell you
if the tube has defects other than lack of
emission. So its usefulness basically extends to
ferreting out truly dead tubes.


Not even that. But if you have a TV with a series string, most of your
failures will be open filaments anyway.
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
  #14   Report Post  
Phil Symonds
 
Posts: n/a
Default "TUBE GUYS" - Found this Pocket tube Tester In the Rafters - Please comment


"Bobby Longsocks" wrote in message
...

Pictures at .....

http://www.kalmusky.com/TT

It's a "Woodward-Schumacher ELECT. CORP" From Chicago Illinois.

I Know it's not worth any "real dough" since I made the little web-page

above,
I did research "tube tester's" in general, generally not worth much,

However I
can't find another one of these on the internet, It's just peaked my

curiosity,
when it was made, if anyone collects paraphanillia (sp?) like this, drop

me an
e-mail, from the link on the page.

Thanks

Best bet is to see if Schumacher wants to buy it from you for their museum,
if the have one. Maybe you could plant the idea. Cool find anyhow.


Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 DIYbanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about DIY & home improvement"