- 102 Valves !!!
- Dual Trace
- Green screen CRT
- 15MHz Bandwidth
- Original cost ~£600 !
A dual trace oscilloscope utilising plug-in units for the 'Y' amplifiers.
Apparently there are 102 valves in this thing ! Hell, there are 14 of
'em in just the power supply ! Yet its still lighter than the Cossor.
Lined up in rows, hanging upside-down, valves everywhere ! And a ruddy
great fan at the back trying to keep it all cool.
scope was manufactured for a number of years, as illustrated by the April
1961 advert [138K] shown opposite. But check out the £600 price
tag ! To put this into perspective, this represented half the yearly salery
for a typical design engineer.
Whilst a manufacturing plant was set up in Guernsey (off the souther coast
of Great Britain), I wonder just how much of the scope was manufactured
there and how much was "simply" assembling modules built in
the state ; these modules would no doubt be classed as components and
I bet that dodged GB import taxes to some extent.
||Yep. Scope came with original manuals. Even came with the
original calibration record, dated 24th April 1957. You can download a copy
of the manuals in .PDF format from the
service data page.
||Bought privately for £40 (including the scope's trolly
stand) with some other bits 'n bobs thrown in, such as the valve
Valves, valves ... and yet more valves !