Valves, tubes, semiconductors and ICs

  • ABC VACUUM TUBES, 6424 Pinecastle Blvd. Suite D, Orlando, FL 32809, USA. Phone: 407-761-7205 Fax: 407-826-5856. Web site: Can supply over 2000 different vacuum tube types, valves, grid caps, sockets and capacitors.
  • ANTIQUE ELECTRONIC SUPPLY, Box 27468, Tempe, AZ 85285-7468, USA (00 1 602-820 5411, fax 00 1 602-820 4643). Comprehensive source of tubes, parts and supplies for restoring old radios. Elaborate 32-page catalogue free, mail order a speciality, credit cards taken. E-commerce enabled web site at
  • ANTIQUE TRIODE, 653 Commercial Street, Farnham, NY 14061, USA (fax 00 1 716-549 3823). More than 1,000 types of new old stock valves, including scarce types.
  • ART AUDIO, 130 Main Street, Calverton, Nottingham, NG1 6LU (0115-965 3604). Supplies Vaic valves.
  • ASK JAN FIRST has taken over Rod Burman's old stock of valves. Jan Philipp Wüsten Preiler, Ring 10, D- 25774 Lehe, Germany. Web
  • AUDIO NOTE (UK) LTD., Unit 1, Block C, Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Road, Hove, BN3 6HA (01273-885511, 220511; fax 01273-731498). Audio valves.
  • BILLINGTON EXPORT, Unit 1E, Gillman's Industrial Estate, Billingshurst, RH14 9EZ.(01403-784961) Valves and CRTs, £50 minimum order.
  • CENTRE ELECTRONICS, 345 Stockfield Road, Yardley, Birmingham, B25 8JP (0121-706 0261). Open Thursday-Saturday. Valves and other components.
  • CHELMER VALVE COMPANY LTD., The Stables, Scatterbrook Farm, Rectory Lane, Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6HB. Tel: +44 (0)1621 745450. Fax: +44 (0)1621 745459. Email:  Website:  Good stock of brand name valves, particularly audio.
  • CIEL ELECTRONIQUE, ZI La Vallière - Bât 1, 06730 Saint André de la Roche, France, Europe. Tel: 0493276381, Fax: 0493544432. Web site: Wide range of components and valves for audio and radio enthusiasts. Order online.
  • COLOMOR ELECTRONICS Ltd., Unit 5, Huffwood Trading Estate, Bookers Road, Billingshurst, RH14 9RZ (01403-786559, fax 01403-786560). Valves at economic prices, prompt mail order service but no credit cards.
  • CROWTHORNE TUBES (Gerald Horrox), 65 Greenwood Road, Crowthorne, RG11 6JS (tel/fax 01344-776542). Wide range of old valves, obscure CRTs including the CV2810 as can be used in the 'Argus'. Web site:
  • DIAL ELECTRONICS Ltd., Unit E, Burnhope Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE38 8HZ. UK. Tel: 00 44 (0) 191 4177003. Fax: 00 44 (0) 191 4177053. Large resource for audio, radio parts and semiconductors. Website:
  • DIVERSE DEVICES, 75 Priory Road, St Denys, Southampton, SO17 2JQ (tel/fax 01703-584680). Large quantity of manuals and hard-to-find components, including some germanium transistors.
  • DYPROM Ltd, 0115-844 0333, fax 0115-844 0338, . Specialist suppliers of Plessey, Harris and Mitel semiconductors, including obsolete types.
  • EDICRON LTD., Park Road, Faringdon, Berks., SN7 7BP (01367-243030; fax 01367-243131). No minimum order size.
  • ELECTRONIQUE DIFFUSION, 15 rue de Rome, 59100 Roubaix, France (00 33 3-2070 2342). RF components including old-pattern valves.
  • GOLDNEY ELECTRONICS UK, 5 Lansdowne Close, Twickenham, TW1 4JB, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 208 891 0167, Fax: +44 (0) 208 607 9514, Email:  Web:  Specialists in obsolete integrated circuits of all types. Offices in London and Madrid.
  • GROOVE TUBES UK LTD, 8 Barn Green, Bradmore, Wolverhampton, WV3 7AY (01902-620156; fax 01902-620207). High-end audio valves.
  • HOT ROX UK, 10 Avondale Road, Carlton, Nottingham, NG4 1AF (tel/fax 0115-987 3163). Sovtek valves supplied.
  • ICP, 63 rue de Coulommes, BP 12, 77860 Quincy Voisins, France (00 33 1-6004 0424). Old valves.
  • Leslie HINE, 9 Well Street, Ulverston, LA12 7EG (01229-582557). Rare 1950s CRTs.
  • INTERSTUDIO Ltd, Priors Corner, Barnet Lane, London, N20 8AL (020-8446 5298, fax 020-8446 6035). Wartime German valves EL12, LS50 and RV12P2000 types.
  • KAL UK Ltd, Box 84, Herne Bay, CT6 7GA; KAL Germany, Kraichbachstr 1a, D-68766 Hockenheim, Germany (tel/fax 00 49 6205-16504). Buy/sell vintage valves and audio equipment.
  • KENZEN, Unit 9, 16-20 George Street, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, B12 9RG. (0121-446 4346, fax 0121-446 4245). Valves and valve-era components. Catalogue issued. Please ring for an appointment if you intend visiting the warehouse). This business also has an extensive range of new-production high-voltage electrolytics at advantageous prices. These are good quality, British-made caps, in fact the same brand as the Vintage Wireless Company of Bristol used to sell. They are ideal for replacing problematic caps in old valve equipment. Information sheet/price list will be sent in return for SAE.
  • KW TUBES. Useful Lithuanian valve and component supplier who will deal internationally. Web site with listings at Email link on site.
  • LANGREX SUPPLIES Ltd, 1 Mayo Road, Croydon, CR20 2QP.(020-8684 1166, fax 020-8684 3056). Valves, semiconductors and CRTs, especially industrial.
  • Bernard LOQUEN, 2 place de la Mairie, 22130 Plancoet, France (00 33 2-9684 1037). Valves and industrial tubes, magnetrons, klystrons.
  • LUKE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL, 27827 Via Amistosa, Suite 101, Agoura Hills, CA 91301, USA (00 1 818-991 9373). Specialises in obsolete integrated circuits.
  • MB ELECTRONICS (01438-720222, fax 01438-720333). For hard-to-find semiconductors.
  • MICRONETICS, Inc., Geneva, Switzerland (00 41 79-200 5510 or 00 41 79-433 3800, fax 00 41 22-343 4477, Stocks over 700,000 valves and tubes, mainly of Philips production, as well as Telefunken, Siemens, GEC, all premium American brands plus Elektronska Industrija. Website at
  • MUSHROOM COMPONENTS, Unit 3 Bradfield Road, Finedon Road Industrial Estate, Wellingborough, NN8 4HB (01933 -275345, fax 01933-275245). Stocking distributor of electronic components specialising in obsolete semiconductors. Website at
  • PAX COMM. American valve supplier. Web site:
  • PHILIP TAYLOR, 3 Silver Lane, Billingshurst, Sussex, RH14 0RP (01403-786250). Valve supplier. Particularly good for obscure types.
  • PM COMPONENTS, Selectron House, Springhead Road, Gravesend, DA11 8HD (01474-560521, fax 01474-333762). Valves & semiconductors, credit cards, 24 hr number.
  • RATA Ltd, Edge Bank House, Skelsmergh, Kendal, LA8 9AS (01539-823247, fax 01539-823317). Some valves, valve bases and coolers, also high grade audiophile components and cables.
  • ROCHESTER ELECTRONICS, 10 Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA (00 1 508-462 9332). Specialises in long-obsolete integrated circuits. Website at
  • The SEMICONDUCTOR ARCHIVES, 48 Deptford Broadway, London, SE8 4PH. (020-8691 7908; fax 020-8692 3185). Specialises in hard-to-find transistors Huge selection; catalogue costs £5 on paper or floppy disk.
  • 6V6 VINTAGE COMPONENTS, 3 Baskerville Road, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 3RJ. Web site: A UK source of radio and audio restoration products and spare parts from the 1920's to the 1980's. E-commerce facility now online. They can supply valves, high voltage capacitors, radio kits (based on 1920's designs), transistors, crystal set spares (original and reproduction), and some downloadable circuit diagrams - free when you buy anything.
  • SOUND SYSTEMS, 111 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP3 8EA. NOS valves and valve-era components.
  • SUSSEX SURPLUS, 13 Station Road, Horsham, Sussex (01403-251302). GEC and Mullard audio valves.
  • The TUBESTORE.COM, 512 James Street North, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1J4. Tel (Toll-Free in N.America): 1-877-570-0979. Web site: Good internet source for a wide range of valves and tubes.
  • TUBE TECHNOLOGY, Foxhills Farm, Longcross Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0DN (01932-873444, fax 01932-873012). UK distributor for Gold Aero audio valves from the USA.
  • UNIVERSAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES (01494-791289). For hard-to-find transistors.
  • VAIC VALVE, Ing. Alesa Vaic, Jilovska 1164, 142 00 Praha 4, Czech Republic (tel/fax 00 42 2-471 8524). Replica valves: this constructor in the Czech Republic is now making new productions of classic radio and audio valves of the period 1915 to 1937. A catalogue (in German) is available and prices of individual valves range from 85 to 300 deutschmarks. UK agent: Art Audio, 130 Main Street, Calverton, Nottingham, NG1 6LU (0115-965 3604).
  • VINTAGE-PARTS.COM, 20 Webster Road, Stanford-Le-Hope, SS17 0BD. Tel: 01375 671064. Web site: Useful web store for vintage parts, including germanium transistors.
  • VECTIS COMPONENTS Ltd (01705-669885). For hard-to-find transistors, including obscure Japanese.
  • VINTAGE AUDIO, The Wall, West Drive, Lodge Road, Hurst, Reading, RG10 0SG (0118-932 1612, fax 0118-934 0717). Hard-to-find valves plus reprints of vintage USA valve data books.
  • WATFORD VALVES, 3 Ryall Close, Bricket Wood, St Albans, Herts. (01923-893270). Huge range of unused old and new-production valves.
  • WILSON VALVES (Jim Fish, G4MH), 28 Banks Avenue, Golcar, Huddersfield, HD7 4LZ. (01484-654650, 420774, fax 01484-655699). Valves.
  • WORLD TUBE COMPANY. 2608 N.15th St., Tacoma, Washington, 98406. (Tel: 1-253-756-6489). Web site: They specialise in NOS and used vintage valves (vacuum tubes) for all forms of radio and television broadcasting and receiving applications. They can also supply Hammond organ, power amplifier, and guitar amplifier valves.

Cathode ray tube rebuilds (suitable for vintage television).

  • HAWK-EYE PICTURE TUBE MFG., Inc. 724 Scott Avenue, Des Moines, IA. USA. 50309/5052. Phone: 515/288-8567, Fax: 515/288-8568. Web site:
  • RACS. Z.I Grande Terre R.N. 110 F-30380 ST. Christol-Les-Ales, France. Phone: 0033 466607818, Fax: 0033 466608639. Web site:

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