High Voltage Mercury Arc Rectifier Valve



High Voltage Mercury Arc Rectifier Valve

High voltage Mercury Arc rectifier valve. This instrument was a power supply component for a radio transmitter on BBC Borough Hill. There would have been 6-12 rectifier valves in a row. The one in the museum has been adapted to show the blue glow that they would have emitted when in use.

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Record number:1986.2
Simple name:rectifier valve
Classification term:broadcasting
Period:1960s
Date:1925 1992
Associated organisation:BBC Daventry