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PostSubject: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:30 am


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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:02 pm

I would guess one of the old counterfiters, as they were known to make up names so they wouldn't be caught by RCA or the police


just my 2 bits,

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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:24 pm

I believe that OK tubes were sold by either Kresge or S.H. Kress, which were dime stores back in the twenties until about the sixties. Another dime store brand was Songbird, sold by W.T. Grant.
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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:27 pm

There were rebranders, mostly in Newark, who bought seconds from the tube factories and resold them. "OK" may have been one of them.


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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:27 pm

Does it say, "GK"? But it does look like "OK".
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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:11 pm

I thought GK at first. Someone has written GL on the white box it came in, and I can see it that way also. Whatever, I'm happy with it. It works well, tests strong. I think it is a nice logo
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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:22 pm

FYI - SS Kresge still exists - Kmart.
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PostSubject: Re: Whose tube brand stamp is this?   Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:12 pm

richfair wrote:
I thought GK at first. Someone has written GL on the white box it came in, and I can see it that way also. Whatever, I'm happy with it. It works well, tests strong. I think it is a nice logo

And that is what matters! Glad for you...

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