Bulletin …. We need to start moving our clean machines into the new factory at Stoke Prior. Can anyone help with trucks and lifting gear?

 

brimar grid winding process libraryThe UK was the centre of thermionic valve (tubes for our U.S buddies) production for many years and we produced the best and most consistent products which are still highly sought after even now – nearly 50 years after production stopped. Our dream is to restart manufacturing of valves in the UK using existing knowledge and equipment but bringing it into the 21st century where not only consistency and performance are drivers but efficiency and the environment.

The Great British Valve Project is about creating a valve manufacturing base in the UK. There have been many twists and turns since we started this project back in 2015 but our biggest breakthroughs have been finding a backer and the final acquisition of equipment which will allow us to start small scale manufacturing of a limited range of valves in the UK.


Now that we have presses, grid winders, out-gass, bulb making, etc. machines located in our West Midlands base we need to get on with their refurbishment and building all the ancillary facilities, equipment, QA procedures etc. that will bring our manufacturing into the 21st century.  We now need to assemble a small army of volunteers  with experience in project management, fund raising, finance, negotiation, law, production engineers, etc.

You can email the ‘Great British Valve Project’ team using the form below if you want to volunteer, ask for more information or are able to help us revive valve/tube manufacture in its spiritual home – the UK. You can also sign up to our newsletter to get regular updates.

Stop Press …. (@brimarbob)

These look quite cute - 2 Vacuum Ovens (not a retro #twintub)which we can use for prototypes and small production batches hopefully.

No - it's not the Coca-Cola lorry - its the first machines being delivered to Tungsten Works which includes some of our latest acquisitions like the SLEE Welding Station for cage assembly work. Over the next few months all the cleaned machines will make the journey.

We had no correct answers for this #mysteryobject which we tweeted last month. It sits inside a cone and guides the pins/legs of the valve into position inside a ring of glass which is then heated and stamped to make the base.

Work continues on the Evacuation machine as we peel back the years of quick fixes in the main control panel. Having logged and stripped away DOL starters and relays lying loose with wires that went nowhere, we can now clean the cabinet and track the original wiring.

Just met this chap celebrating 8k subscribers to his youtube channel. I feel I ought to get my gear out (G8 TXO) but i fear its in a worse state than some of our machines!

Watch "DX Commander" on YouTube - https://t.co/bLniejrQ53

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brimar grid winding process libraryThe UK was the centre of thermionic valve (tubes for our U.S buddies) production for many years and we produced the best and most consistent products which are still highly sought after even now – nearly 50 years after production stopped. Our dream is to restart manufacturing of valves in the UK using existing knowledge and equipment but bringing it into the 21st century where not only consistency and performance are drivers but efficiency and the environment.

The Great British Valve Project is about creating a valve manufacturing base in the UK. There have been many twists and turns since we started this project back in 2015 but our biggest break throughs have been finding a backer and the final acquisition of equipment which will allow us to start small scale manufacturing of a limited range of valves in the UK.


Now that we have presses, grid winders, out-gass, bulb making, etc. machines located in our West Midlands base we need to get on with their refurbishment and building all the ancillary facilities, equipment, QA procedures etc. that will bring our manufacturing into the 21st century. We now need to assemble a small army of volunteers with experience in project management, fund raising, finance, negotiation, law, production engineers, etc.

You can email the ‘Great British Valve Project’ team using the form below if you want to volunteer, ask for more information or are able to help us revive valve/tube manufacture in its spiritual home – the UK. You can also sign up to our newsletter to get regular updates.

Stop Press …. (@brimarbob)

These look quite cute - 2 Vacuum Ovens (not a retro #twintub)which we can use for prototypes and small production batches hopefully.

No - it's not the Coca-Cola lorry - its the first machines being delivered to Tungsten Works which includes some of our latest acquisitions like the SLEE Welding Station for cage assembly work. Over the next few months all the cleaned machines will make the journey.

We had no correct answers for this #mysteryobject which we tweeted last month. It sits inside a cone and guides the pins/legs of the valve into position inside a ring of glass which is then heated and stamped to make the base.

Work continues on the Evacuation machine as we peel back the years of quick fixes in the main control panel. Having logged and stripped away DOL starters and relays lying loose with wires that went nowhere, we can now clean the cabinet and track the original wiring.

Just met this chap celebrating 8k subscribers to his youtube channel. I feel I ought to get my gear out (G8 TXO) but i fear its in a worse state than some of our machines!

Watch "DX Commander" on YouTube - https://t.co/bLniejrQ53

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