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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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BUSH VTR103 (1961/62) serial no 26251

A fine and very good example of these rarer VHF, MW and LW models that were first produced in 1961. This one is in great condition with only a hairline crack to the rear lower back panel though difficult to see.Often the writing on the waveband switches are faded or just worn, and the controls are again faded or even yellow in colour this is still clean and bright and i have re-lettered the waveband switches to high light them again. The AF series of transistors are all original with no issues, the chassis is very clean and has had all the RF and I.F alignment re-done, particular attention was undertaken on the FM tuner and I.F stage as unlike for example Hackers where you have interstage muting control , these are preset and therefore hardly any background noise is present off signal. The VHF tuner has been readjusted to match the telescopic aerial that has been fitted in the past.VHF of course at this time was the standard 88.0 Mhz to 100 Mhz only. To the side there is a earphone socket and to the rear a external aerial plug still fitted with a tape recorder outlet to the lower case. The case is in light cream with a Tan Rexine band to the body, again the telescope aerial ia all original. The serial number 26251, is represenative of the production output in late 1961, taken into account that peak production of the VTR and TR series were in excess of 3000 units per month. The radio is guranteed for one year and includes a new battery , 9 Volt and postage and packing

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BUSH VTR103 (1961/62) serial no 26251

£135.00 Incl P&P

A fine and very good example of these rarer VHF, MW and LW models that were first produced in 1961. This one is in great condition with only a hairline crack to the rear lower back panel though difficult to see.Often the writing on the waveband switches are faded or just worn, and the controls are again faded or even yellow in colour this is still clean and bright and i have re-lettered the waveband switches to high light them again. The AF series of transistors are all original with no issues, the chassis is very clean and has had all the RF and I.F alignment re-done, particular attention was undertaken on the FM tuner and I.F stage as unlike for example Hackers where you have interstage muting control , these are preset and therefore hardly any background noise is present off signal. The VHF tuner has been readjusted to match the telescopic aerial that has been fitted in the past.VHF of course at this time was the standard 88.0 Mhz to 100 Mhz only. To the side there is a earphone socket and to the rear a external aerial plug still fitted with a tape recorder outlet to the lower case. The case is in light cream with a Tan Rexine band to the body, again the telescope aerial ia all original. The serial number 26251, is represenative of the production output in late 1961, taken into account that peak production of the VTR and TR series were in excess of 3000 units per month. The radio is guranteed for one year and includes a new battery , 9 Volt and postage and packing


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Bush MB60 Another one has come in to the workshop (Sept 2016) Release date soon ? pending mains lead

I have just completed a complete restoration to the chassis and now waiting to find a mains lead , before this will come up for sale soon. The photo's are not of the new model, this one is all original

 

Out of all the Bush series of radio's this model is my favourite, it's valve, great quality in many ways more selective and sensistive compared to the later TR series and quite rare to find good examples.

This early version of the iconic Bush radio is a 5 valve 2 band mains/battery portable, this radio was first produced in June 1957 and with a serial number.

The difference compared to the later valve version serial numbers 12,001 onwards are V5 DL96 is located at the lower end of the chassis and by using the combined LT/HT battery B147 for portable use. Though a number of portable receivers were using transistors at this time, the general public still had more confidence with known technology ie(valves) this lasted for another 3 years before the transistion.  

The case has been re-polished taken out most of the 57 years of use,the red material covering is original,  all valves have been tested to meet the required specification with re-aligned IF. All the components are original and though the usual suspects would normally be replaced, I can give no reason to do so as they are still in spec. At some time in the past the audio output transformer has been replaced but still leaving the original in position and fitting the new one below into the battery compartment. The standard problems are the original fittings holding the chassis to the case get broken with age, this one is perfect, , you can often see this when looking at any of these models if you notice the volume and or tone controls seem lower in the case. The rear cover had only one minor chip in the lower left hand corner ( repaired ) see photo , again often see this. The tuning dial is very clear with no usual sign of misting. This radio will give you everyday enjoyment  for you to enjoy. It is very sensistive and selective and comes complete with original mains lead and 12 months guarantee.

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Bush MB60 Another one has come in to the workshop (Sept 2016) Release date soon ? pending mains lead

£150.00 incl P&P

I have just completed a complete restoration to the chassis and now waiting to find a mains lead , before this will come up for sale soon. The photo's are not of the new model, this one is all original

 

Out of all the Bush series of radio's this model is my favourite, it's valve, great quality in many ways more selective and sensistive compared to the later TR series and quite rare to find good examples.

This early version of the iconic Bush radio is a 5 valve 2 band mains/battery portable, this radio was first produced in June 1957 and with a serial number.

The difference compared to the later valve version serial numbers 12,001 onwards are V5 DL96 is located at the lower end of the chassis and by using the combined LT/HT battery B147 for portable use. Though a number of portable receivers were using transistors at this time, the general public still had more confidence with known technology ie(valves) this lasted for another 3 years before the transistion.  

The case has been re-polished taken out most of the 57 years of use,the red material covering is original,  all valves have been tested to meet the required specification with re-aligned IF. All the components are original and though the usual suspects would normally be replaced, I can give no reason to do so as they are still in spec. At some time in the past the audio output transformer has been replaced but still leaving the original in position and fitting the new one below into the battery compartment. The standard problems are the original fittings holding the chassis to the case get broken with age, this one is perfect, , you can often see this when looking at any of these models if you notice the volume and or tone controls seem lower in the case. The rear cover had only one minor chip in the lower left hand corner ( repaired ) see photo , again often see this. The tuning dial is very clear with no usual sign of misting. This radio will give you everyday enjoyment  for you to enjoy. It is very sensistive and selective and comes complete with original mains lead and 12 months guarantee.


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Rear view showing cover fitted, and lower left repair to chip, just visible
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Bush TR82 C (variation) 1963 Approx

A nice Bush TR series radio, where the original covering has been replaced in Red Rexline that complements the red tuning Dial. Like a number of these the original covering was worn or damaged and it was felt to remove and replace would enhance it. This colour was generally only seen on the MB60 series so having something a little different than the standard range.

The radio works very well and as standard any components requring replacements have been carried out with the I.F and RF stages set to the original specification. The serial number 43315 would give an impression that this second chassis series was produced around 1963 identified by the AF series transistors in use.

The radio has a very slight rear chip/crack on the rear cover edge, but really not an issue, this could be replaced but it would be difficult to colour match the front.To the side there is an earphone socket if required. Comes complete with 9 volt battery and 1 years gurantee

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Bush TR82 C (variation) 1963 Approx

£85.00 incl. P&P

A nice Bush TR series radio, where the original covering has been replaced in Red Rexline that complements the red tuning Dial. Like a number of these the original covering was worn or damaged and it was felt to remove and replace would enhance it. This colour was generally only seen on the MB60 series so having something a little different than the standard range.

The radio works very well and as standard any components requring replacements have been carried out with the I.F and RF stages set to the original specification. The serial number 43315 would give an impression that this second chassis series was produced around 1963 identified by the AF series transistors in use.

The radio has a very slight rear chip/crack on the rear cover edge, but really not an issue, this could be replaced but it would be difficult to colour match the front.To the side there is an earphone socket if required. Comes complete with 9 volt battery and 1 years gurantee


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Nice clean chassis, as with all these radio's very well built and will give many years service without fault.

There is a very good paper on the history of these classic radio's by Robert Darwent and anybody wishing to learn more would be advised to download the article. This came originaly from the BVWS magazine

 

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