Tony Cole's Cray-1

From: William Donzelli <>
Date: Thu Apr 30 18:18:06 1998

> Oh, the UK valve numbers are a lot more logical that the US ones (ducks
> flames).

OK, you asked for it...

Why did the Post Office and Air Ministry hand out _identical_ type
numbers to _completely_ different tubes? Hmmmm????!?!! If I dig back in
the Boatanchors archives, I can find some examples. I think the VT90 is
one of them.

At least when we pulled that stunt, we gave the tubes prefixes (UV-203A or

William Donzelli
Received on Thu Apr 30 1998 - 18:18:06 BST

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