Jim Cross started selling tubes part time in 1992 as a sole proprietor of Vacuum Tubes Unlimited. He incorporated the company in 1998 as Vacuum Tubes, Inc., and our original offices were in Cincinnati, Ohio. We moved to our present location in Orlando, Florida in 2002. We are registered in the Central Contractor Database (CAGE Code 4YUD9), as well as with Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS 165279378).
Vacuum Tubes, Inc. carries a wide variety of new-old-stock tubes for audio, radio, industrial, and governmental customers. We maintain a growing stock of over a quarter million tubes of over 3000 different types, and are able to satisfy most tube needs. We also carry an expanding selection of new manufacture tubes, tube sockets, capacitors, and other parts and tube-related items. Tubes are of various old stock brands, unless otherwise noted.
At Vacuum Tubes, Inc., we don’t just sell tubes. We take pride in our tube expertise. We have an expansive in-house library of tube information resources that allows us to help customers with identification, cross referencing, and possible substitutions. Our owner, Jim Cross, has over twenty years experience with tubes. He has testified as an expert witness regarding tube valuations, and he has appraised major collections (the David Sarnoff Library collection, for example). He has written multiplel articles on tubes and tube history. He is on the board of the Tube Collectors Association, and is a past president of that organization.
If you need our expertise in a legal matter or simply need an appraisal, do not hesitate to call for our rates.
Vacuum Tubes, Inc. is owned by Jim Cross. If you call, you will most likely speak to him. He is most proud of the “Junior Sales Staff”, his children James, Julianna, and Christina (see photo on the Home page).