Here are two more triodes borrowed from my friend Josef in Vienna to show them to you. The RV218 and its successor the RV258.
These are two very old directly heated triodes made in Germany. The RV218 was introduced in 1928 and later replaced by the RV258.801A or 10Y. The amplification factor of 7 and plate resistance of 3500 Ohms are quite similar to the values of the 801A as well. The RV258 is an uprated version which can handle up to 800V on the plate and 32W dissipation. The large metal collars of the bases have an additional jack for a grounding connection for shielding purposes. Interesting and long forgotten tubes. Due to their scarcity probably hardly used in any amplifier nowadays. As always let's have a look at the plate curves which I took from the RV218 with the tracer:
The grid lines are spaced in 5V steps. The plate voltage is on the horizontal axis, 50V/step and the plate current vertically at 5mA/step.
And now some photos of the two specimens Josef lent me, starting with the RV218
This tube was made by Siemens.
A few close ups:
Next the RV258, made by Telefunken:
And some fotos with the filament lit up:
Hope you enjoyed the presentation of these old gems. Stay tuned for more samples from Josef's collection.