Enough to make a grown man cry.


Joined Apr 20, 2004
The really sad part is that someone may actually buy them.

And the seller may try cleaning a rifle one day....


Joined Aug 24, 2008
Whatever it was, when I got to it there was a blank page with a notice: This page has been flagged for removal.


Joined Apr 20, 2004
The offering was a number of vacuum tubes. The "seller" had found that the glass envelope with the getter flash obscured the inner parts, and had broken all the glass off to expose the insides.

As the ad has been flagged for removal, it may have been a hoax. Painful to see the broken tube, though.


Joined Jul 17, 2007
Here's the text from the ad:
"Hi i have 8 7591 vacuum tubes that were new old stock, i tested these in a scott amplifier and worked well. I carefully removed the glass on each tube to clean both sides as all the tops had silver inside blocking view of tubes light now the tubes have no glass but may still work. asking 50.00 each."

The gene pool is indeed in need of chlorine... ;)


Joined Dec 20, 2007
Like the Arabs who threw away the air filters on their new American cars when the filters got clogged with sand.