Seeking a VPI 16.0 vacuum tube, used OK

Hello everyone,

I have a homebuilt cleaning machine for my 12" LPs that uses a VPI 16.0 vacuum tube - this is the one that has a "grooved" or "threaded" end like a screw. It has, of course, been superceded by the 16.5 model, which has a smooth end.

If anyone has the 16.0 vacuum tube and would be willing to sell it to me, please let me know. I have already searched extensively among many dealers and marketplaces and have had no luck whatsover.

It need not be in pristine condition, just so long as it is free of cracks and the "grooved" or "threaded" end is undamaged.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Best wishes, Joe