Author Topic: The Great British Valve Project  (Read 1088 times)

Offline Nidri

The Great British Valve Project
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:45:23 AM »
I'm sure some forum members are aware of this initiative already,
but I couldn't find reference of it on the forum so I thought I'd post this here for those who might be interested:

https://brimaruk.com/menugbvp/great-british-valve-project-2/
https://brimaruk.com/menugbvp/about-the-gbvp/

Well, I don't understand the complexities of valve construction, but it seems they're making some progress at least:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=15&v=pmybC0Q4u7Y

Who knows, we might be able to buy some new stock British-made Brimar valves in the not too distant future.
Here's hoping Brexit doesn't ruin their plans.
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Offline fredeb

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 10:38:19 AM »
That is very interesting and good to know . Thank you for posting George !
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Jan Smuts

Offline Michon

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2019, 10:56:33 AM »
I was not aware of this. Thank you for posting. I hope they get it going.

There are two more videos about the machines on that YouTube channel; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPgqL2V_xX4&list=PLEgllLj_yLVJWxJquXFVGCp2WYgNNr2Ml.

Offline Family_Dog

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2019, 10:58:49 AM »
Brimar were always more of a budget valve back in the days of valve power, but their quality was second to none. I experienced no problems with Brimar EF86 valves, but a-plenty with Mullard / Philips. Good luck to them with this venture, hope they succeed.


-F_D





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Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2021, 05:41:20 PM »
Stumbled upon the GBVP on the web and thrilled to find that its news has already made its debut' on our forum a few years ago. Seems they are making progress and its looking promising with pictures of restored tube-making machinery. Hopefully the project is sustainable and viable in the long term and that we get some awesome, affordable tubes coming our way!
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Offline Ajay-L

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2021, 10:38:28 AM »

Offline fredeb

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2021, 01:12:28 PM »
Thanks George , good to know . I'll volunteer if they adopt me .  ;D
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Offline Moonraker

Re: The Great British Valve Project
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2021, 03:50:04 PM »
Ah so closely following the good old British tradition.

When the transistor was invented, they were lukewarm about it.  Carried on making radios, TV sets, HiFi, long after (especially) the Japanese grabbed the ball and became world leaders in electronics. 

The British were therefore left behind in fields especially where semiconductors in integrated circuitry were imperative, as in computers and everything associated.

Now they are hell bent on resurrecting a lost tradition they imagine to have owned - this time in pursuit of Chinese, Russians, etc...  :moron: