This ‘nixie’ tube looks like it is supposed to be the production version of the GI-10. Like the GI-10, it has no dedicated anode – all of the unlit cathodes act as a combined anode and the numbers are made of formed wire. Unlike the GI-10, it has what looks like an attempt at a dedicated anode. One of the pins is connected to a couple of columns inside the tube that serve no other apparent purpose. However, at least in the tubes I have had, it does not seem to work on its own.

This brochure shows that National Union had plans for a line of Inditrons. However, I have only come across the GI-10 and the GI-21 in the wild.

2 Replies to “GI-21”

  1. Do you have any tubes without anode grids (ie. GI-21, GI-10, GR10K, CD63, etc.) that you would be willing to trade away?

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