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Valve Ephemera: Osram Valve Catalogues

This September 1947 data sheet uses a utility / technical image and is aimed at the replacement market.  Marketing text states that valves age over time - unless you buy long life Osram's - A Tonic to any set. 9-panel fold-out mini poster.

On to April 1952 and whilst keeping to the familiar blue and black colours, extra class is given by the use of subtle half-tone graduations.  The pink tinge is an artefact of the paper ageing.  The latest 6.3V miniature glass valves having pride of place.  Contains a list of seven germanium rectifiers.  9-panel fold-out mini poster.

Obviously cutting costs in this August 1954 edition of their data sheet.  Two spot colours (blue and black) with a very simple design using single direction lined half-tones.  Now ten germanium rectifiers.  9-panel fold-out mini poster.  See GEC branded ephemera.

Manufacturers, Wholesale Only

The General Electric Co. Ltd.
Head Office: Magnet House, Kingsway, London WC2.
Telephone: TEMple Bar 8000 (90 lines)
Telegrams "Electricity, Westcent, London"
Cablegrams: "Polyphase, London"
Ref: OV. 241. HS, Printed in England.

Same detail as the 1947 data sheet.

Ref: OV. 1706, HS, Printed in England.

Same detail as the 1947 data sheet.

Ref: OV. 2558, HS, Printed in England.

Valve Ephemera: Osram Valve Advertisements (1950)
All from The General Electric. Co. Ltd., Magnet House, Kingsway, WC2

Dec 1950 - Famous Characters - 2
Shows Nero (?) for no readily apparent reason other than a tenuous link to making radio history!  No credit given to the artist and the minimum of text supporting the multiple trading names.

Osram Photo Cells.  GEC Cathode Ray Tubes.  Osram Valves

Nov 1950 - Famous Characters - 3
Shows Napoleon in the same manner as the previous advert.

Osram Photo Cells.  GEC Cathode Ray Tubes.  Osram Valves

The Characteristics of Osram Valves have made radio history. The Characteristics of Osram Valves have made radio history.