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We constantly up-grading our stock of period radio's

 

Retro with Classic designs are now very popular. There are a number of client's who collect from a certain decade, this can be for personal interest or as props in television or film, through to interior design. At times we are asked to supply good looking models but are not fully functional. If there is a particular period radio you require please contact me to your specific needs so we can do the hard work for you.

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Hacker Sovereign II (RP25) 1967 -68

The Hacker RP25 serial number 4741 was first introduced in 1967 offering MW/LW & VHF 87.5 - 101 Mhz. This model will be a transistion version because by July 1968 the revised circuits had silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, and as can be seen in the photograph the VHF IF board has silicon while the standard MW/LW broadcast bands, local oscillator and IF at 460 Khz are using AF series transistors.

These models in my opinion sound exactly the same as the later revised RP25B models,  which had a IC fitted to the FM board, so you will still get that quality Hacker sound from 1.5 Watt peak audio amplifier feeding the 8' x 5' elliptical Goodmans loudspeaker

This radio has had a new replacement aerial fitted and the circuits have been tested as standard. Comes complete with batteries and one years guarantee

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Hacker Sovereign II (RP25) 1967 -68

£115.00 incl. P&P

The Hacker RP25 serial number 4741 was first introduced in 1967 offering MW/LW & VHF 87.5 - 101 Mhz. This model will be a transistion version because by July 1968 the revised circuits had silicon transistors throughout the RF & IF stages, and as can be seen in the photograph the VHF IF board has silicon while the standard MW/LW broadcast bands, local oscillator and IF at 460 Khz are using AF series transistors.

These models in my opinion sound exactly the same as the later revised RP25B models,  which had a IC fitted to the FM board, so you will still get that quality Hacker sound from 1.5 Watt peak audio amplifier feeding the 8' x 5' elliptical Goodmans loudspeaker

This radio has had a new replacement aerial fitted and the circuits have been tested as standard. Comes complete with batteries and one years guarantee


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Rear view showing the chassis, overall condition is very good, even the piano hinge is not showing typical signs of rusting

Top view, the usual light scratches around the controls have been polished out, and typical slight marking internally where the tape was fixed to the dial and chassis.

The overall condition is good with only slight marking to the body, the speaker grill is perfect with no marks or dents

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Murphy B485 (June 1963)

A very fine example of the second series of Murphy transistor radio's. I say second series as these were first produced in September 1959 (B385) followed by this model in February 1961. You can still see that the Ediswan transistors were still being used and I noticed one AF in the seperate mixer stage. The radio cost £20 to purchase in 63 and offers Medium and Long Wave broadcast bands at very good volume, and i'm sure there was a reason that the radio would appeal to the car owners as the radio has a aerial socket for this purpose and does look at home in a classic car.

Electronically I have replaced all the de-coupling components and main electrolitics and cleaned the band switch as standard.

The radio came with the Neohide case, many of these seem to shrink a little, so getting the radio in and out is a little difficult, but the batteries , originaly PP1's (2 off) (6.0 Volt have been converted to 4 AA per and last for a very long time.

The radio works very well on all bands and loads of volume, the case overall is very good, though the Zip is off one side but can easily be fitted again if required and is very strong.

So a early transistor Murphy radio which finding good examples of today are very hard to find, in fact I have not seen any others for sale for many years. Comes complete with batterys and 1 years gurantee

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Murphy B485 (June 1963)

£75.00 incl. P&P

A very fine example of the second series of Murphy transistor radio's. I say second series as these were first produced in September 1959 (B385) followed by this model in February 1961. You can still see that the Ediswan transistors were still being used and I noticed one AF in the seperate mixer stage. The radio cost £20 to purchase in 63 and offers Medium and Long Wave broadcast bands at very good volume, and i'm sure there was a reason that the radio would appeal to the car owners as the radio has a aerial socket for this purpose and does look at home in a classic car.

Electronically I have replaced all the de-coupling components and main electrolitics and cleaned the band switch as standard.

The radio came with the Neohide case, many of these seem to shrink a little, so getting the radio in and out is a little difficult, but the batteries , originaly PP1's (2 off) (6.0 Volt have been converted to 4 AA per and last for a very long time.

The radio works very well on all bands and loads of volume, the case overall is very good, though the Zip is off one side but can easily be fitted again if required and is very strong.

So a early transistor Murphy radio which finding good examples of today are very hard to find, in fact I have not seen any others for sale for many years. Comes complete with batterys and 1 years gurantee


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Murphy B485 with the battery covers removed when components were being replaced. The radio is very well built and the original owner has dated the radio in the case when purchased June 1963.

 

Goblin Time-Spot (November 1947) (SOLD)

The Goblin Time Spot radio is a four valve plus rectifier, covering 3 bands, medium wave, long wave and the broadcast bands in the short wave region. Costing the sum of £24 pounds at the time and being the first radio that incorporated a clock so that you could pre-set the time for it to come on and turn off.

This is a collectors radio and as far as i know this was the only radio that the British Vacum cleaner and Engineering Co. Ltd of Leatherhead Surrey's only attempt at the radio market . All the valves have been tested and not one had low emmision reading. All the decoupling capacitors have been replaced as standard, and the IF amplifier at 465khz was re-aligned as were the rf stages being re-adjusted resulting in the radio being very sensitive on all wave bands . With the single triode output stage supplying a very high output if needed and crisp clear.

 

The radio also has a tone control adjusted across the primary of the audio output transformer, basic but works very well indeed. The radio in design is very simple compared to other radio's of the period, hence its ability to still be an everyday radio in the twenty first century with great realiabilty.

The case is in very good condition with no damage to the veneers , the original finish was poor, so the cabinet has been stripped and stained followed by a high finish French polish, see photo before full assy in high level sunlight.

The control knobs have been cleaned and polished before re-fitting on to the radio. If you are looking for a 1940's period radio with a clock (fully working) and to use every day, this is for you. Comes complete with a high quality copy of the original user instructions and guarantee card.

Comes complete with the history of the Goblin Timespot and service data plus 1 years guarantee

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Goblin Time-Spot (November 1947) (SOLD)

£285.00 SOLD

The Goblin Time Spot radio is a four valve plus rectifier, covering 3 bands, medium wave, long wave and the broadcast bands in the short wave region. Costing the sum of £24 pounds at the time and being the first radio that incorporated a clock so that you could pre-set the time for it to come on and turn off.

This is a collectors radio and as far as i know this was the only radio that the British Vacum cleaner and Engineering Co. Ltd of Leatherhead Surrey's only attempt at the radio market . All the valves have been tested and not one had low emmision reading. All the decoupling capacitors have been replaced as standard, and the IF amplifier at 465khz was re-aligned as were the rf stages being re-adjusted resulting in the radio being very sensitive on all wave bands . With the single triode output stage supplying a very high output if needed and crisp clear.

 

The radio also has a tone control adjusted across the primary of the audio output transformer, basic but works very well indeed. The radio in design is very simple compared to other radio's of the period, hence its ability to still be an everyday radio in the twenty first century with great realiabilty.

The case is in very good condition with no damage to the veneers , the original finish was poor, so the cabinet has been stripped and stained followed by a high finish French polish, see photo before full assy in high level sunlight.

The control knobs have been cleaned and polished before re-fitting on to the radio. If you are looking for a 1940's period radio with a clock (fully working) and to use every day, this is for you. Comes complete with a high quality copy of the original user instructions and guarantee card.

Comes complete with the history of the Goblin Timespot and service data plus 1 years guarantee


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The Goblin radio, with its original clean speaker grill

The goblin Timespot comes complete with a high quality copy of the original instructions and guarantee card

 

I restore and French polish cabinets via strip lights, reason being that it shows every fault, as the lenght of the lamps indicate variations in the wood or polish. If you look at your car's bonnet in the garage with a strip light over it, you can easily see faint marks, dents scatches which in daylight are not visiable due to light coming in every direction and masking them

This picture was taken in full high level sunlight, revealing the quality of the veneer and the French polish finish, as can be seen pending light level the cabinet can either look a little darker or like this.

Even the back, two piece is in very good condition, often the lower one is missing

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