Man, Freaking eye-floaties, messes with my vision, can't see what I'm typin . . .
So, I thought this tube was quiet an interesting specimen. It is a brandless soviet F40T12 DL fluorescent tube, but it has special cathodes. You know, when older tubes, when they were made with quality, they had their filament holding legs extended and wrapped around the filament to act as anode extensions, well, this tube has sorta-like anode extensions on the filament legs, you can see in the cathode pictures, they extend a little bit from the filament. I wonder what manufacturer used to make these tubes. It has unusual endcaps too. The filament is nice and thick, made with quality. This tube is also quet bright too, mainly, because a real generous dose of mercury. Would not want to brake it, would be quiet a mess. The mercury is all over the inner glass deposited as tiny balls. Nice tube, really, I think I have the same brandless tube in CW too. I think I remember where I got them, but I might be mixin' some memories, but I think I found two of these tubes (CW one included) on one of the dumpsters next to my third school and I took them with me home and therefore was late to school, but who cares, vintage NOS tubes are more worth than PE. They were in a dusty old original cardboard sleeves that fell apart as I brought them home, probably someone found them during the some cleansing of some space area and wanted to get rid of them. Really quet a rare sight with those anode extensions.