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boxes of NOS germanium chips!!!

1/24/2001 7:39 PM
boxes of NOS germanium chips!!!
I have accesss to thousands of electronics parts from government surplus in storage as far back as the 30's. This includes NOS speakers, transformers, tubes- you name it.  
This storehouse includes hundreds of thousands of capacitors, resistors, cloth wiring spools anything you can think of.  
My friend a guitar player couldn't believe it when I gave him a handfull of Dakaware switch tips from the 50's for his telecaster.  
I understand that the germanium (sp?) chips are no longer made and are in demand for guitar effects. I'm sure I could find baskets of these things. However, I have no idea what they are, If you could give me a detailed description of the part, or a pic, or part numbers, or any information as to halp me locate them, I would gladly dig up as many as I can. I'll mail you one free to verify and test for you help.  
I'm a kid in a candy store that doesn't know what the candy is!
1/24/2001 8:44 PM

Wow, I'm jealous!  
Old germaniuums have numbers like 2Sb33, 2sb172, 2SB175, etc. pretty much anything that starts with 2SB is a japanese Germanium [ge],some 2SA as well.  
NTE or ECG 101, 102, 158  
OC44,AC128,AC122,AC151 AC***[fillin the blank]  
there is a high rejection ratio of usable ge trannies  
they were 'leaky' [ie, voltage flowing back through from emmitter to collector], by nature, so testing is required to find usable ones. In a salvage situatoin, try to get them for 10 to 25 cents each.  
Over 15 cents is high for untested ges in bulk.  
If you find any of the above numbers , email me, we should talk.
1/24/2001 8:47 PM

I'd be very intersted in buying tubes if your selling. Any idea what you've got in the candy store?  
Take care, Jered
1/24/2001 8:50 PM

The ges almost always came in little metal cans, with three leads coming out. A little like a mini aluminum coke can without the graphic.  
the'can' is 3/8" long or so, and a little under 1/4" diameter.
1/25/2001 5:45 AM
Jack Collins

I'll be happy to test any KT66, EL37  
or Mullard EL34 tubes you find:)
1/25/2001 5:52 AM
...and I'd be happy to relieve you of any 12AX7/ECC83/CV4004 Mullard/Amperex/Telefunken or KT-66 tubes =)  
1/25/2001 6:52 AM

I could use oen of those switch tips for my tele ;)  
you should post a list of what you have, if you would be willing to sell things... i'm sure some of us would be buying it up ;)
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