[time-nuts] Large Qty HP C-Beam Tubes available

gbusg gbusg at comcast.net
Sat Jan 15 13:07:48 UTC 2011

Regarding the various discussions regarding CS reservoir depletion...

I should probably mention that I'm helping the family of my friend, the late 
Chuck Norton (who owned Frequency Standards and Services in Colorado 
Springs) with their sale of the equipment Chuck had in his lab and 
inventory. We've been selling the more "generic" equipment on eBay, but 
holding some of the time & freq. stuff for now in case time-nuts folks want 
some of it.

There's a large qty of used (mostly HP) Cesium Beam Tubes. I didn't count 
them yet, but going by memory I'd say there might be 10 or 15 of them. 
Probably mostly for the HP 5060A and HP 5061A.

If anybody's interested, I can inventory the exact part numbers of those 
tubes for you. Keep in mind they're all used tubes in unknown condition. So 
we must assume they don't work. Probably they can be had for a very low, 
reasonable price - but the family says that, due to the DOT-SP11401 
paperwork & complications when shipping cesium beam tubes, they would prefer 
local pickup (in Colorado Springs) on the tubes. So that might make it 
difficult - unless someone will be passing through Colorado Springs, or they 
have suggestions on how to easily ship the tubes?

Contact me off list if for further information.

My best,

P.S. There are also quite a few HP 5061A and other similar time & frequency 
pieces (e.g., several HP 5087A, etc.).  I've not yet tested any of that 
stuff, so don't know the condition. Probably at least his main cesium beam 
standard (that was part of his NIST time & frequency service system) works 

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