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Vacuum tubes, display case?

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I have a handful of vacuum tubes I pulled from an old black and white TV I was given, years ago. I know they work, but have not found any use for them. Most of them are pentodes or diodes, I think a couple are triodes.

 

Due to them not being of any use at the time being, I have always wanted to display them somehow. Any ideas on a display case design? There are 17 tubes total, two of them are large, a couple are "medium sized", and the rest are the pentodes which are the smaller bunch.

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Transparent acrylic boxes with a luminous base.

Your tubes would look amazing!

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Cool idea.  But, how do you avoid oxidizing the getter?

 

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Originally Posted by wuwhere View Post

You can put LEDs inside them.

 

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/joe64/LEDmodvalveJPG.jpg

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I'm in the process of building a Nixie tube clock with a similar aesthetic. I plan on machining an aluminum base for it; I think it would look pretty good with a minimalist squared off design and a sandblasted finish.

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