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RE: Why?

"Why aren't all tubes made like this?"

MONEY!

Bendix went from zero to hero in a very short amount of time. The "Red Bank" types were intended for the severest kind of military service. Only the "blank check" on the U.S. Treasury made available to the Military by Congress could fund that sort of product.

I guaranty you "ordinary" folks back in the 1950s were not about to pay $10, let alone more, for the 5Y3 "equivalent" 6106. For the time frame, serious money.

Eli D.


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