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VE 301 and DKE Tubes

  • VE / DKE Tubes - Some of the vacuum tubes used in "People's Receivers". 

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See short descriptions and more tube pictures from our archives under the button "More Details & Pictures". There are also links to the site for every tube listed.

Tubes used in "People's Receivers" (Volks-Empfänger, VE 301) had special markings on the glass explicitly prohibiting from their retail separately from VE 301 receivers. This was because prices for VE 301 receivers (tubes included) have been kept very low by Nazi government to make "People's Receivers" available to every German family. Selling tubes alone on the black market could generate more cash than a complete receiver with tubes would cost...

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