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TAYLOR 45C VALVE TESTER

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  • Released circa 1958
  • No valves - but tests 'em !
  • Cost £27 12s 6d (inc. tax)
NOTES A valve tester is luxury item. Whilst it is useful for checking out that box of spare valves or maybe matching those pairs of audio output valves, valve faults in a circuit can be identified by making measurements on the circuit itself.
SERVICE DATA
A valve tester requires two manuals. The first manual is a small manual covering the basic operation of the unit. I was lucky and this tester came with the manual.

However, equally important is a valve chart which lists all the switch settings and expected readings for each individual valve. Although you can work the settings out from the operating instructions it is a labourious task that is prone to error. I was lucky in that I came across a valve chart for the Taylor models 45 and 47, found in the bottom of a box at the N.V.C.F. The chart is dated April 1941 but the model 45C has connections for the post-WWII miniature glass valves. However the listed switch settings seem to match.
Link to large period advert [149K]
Link to period advert
from June 1958 [149K]
CURRENT STATE Dusty, and complete bar the valve top cap connector which is missing (it should plug into the red, green and black sockets in the picture below).

The instrument is working well except for a slight "blind spot" on the 'A' control which can be annoying.
WHERE FOUND A donation from Ant.

Various valve sockets [26K]


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