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Reel To reel tape machines

Reel to Reel recorders like vinyl in records are here to stay.

The period tape machines like Ferrograph were hand built to last and were built  in the UK, just like the classic radio's of the same period use off the shelf components . With that classic valve sound and mechanical design whats not to like. Every instutution had them BBC, schools, armed forces and if you were lucky the private owner to .With the correct servicing some 50 years later they are  as good as the day they left the factory

 

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 c

an do the hard work for you.

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Ferrograph Tape machines

Just As record players never really had gone out of fashion and now is main stream again. Tape machines are also doing the same thing , with interest from the public as well as the professional  studio's who are now using good quality tape machines. One that comes to mind is the all British built Ferrograph.

These were built to a very high standard so much so, that every broadcaster was using them and to some degree still do. All the models had three independant motors, and had tropical treatment given to all the windings, hence you will not find a faulty motor.

First produced in 1949 the model's over 3 decades had only minor changes in design and operation apart from the model 7 series. All the other model's were using valve technology given that warm sound. The prices at the time were not for the average home owner as even in 1959 a series 4A model was £81 gns  which was nearly 8 times a weekly wage for a skilled man , which in today prices places it in the order of £4000 , hence why they were so well built and work just as well today.

I will be offering a number of different models for sale all guranteed from the 4 to the 6 series and when using them , there is that something special about mechanical and valve technology working together you just love.

Ferrograph 634H, being taken apart for a comprehensive service.

This model is very sought after as it offers high tape speed and stereo recording.

£325.00
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Ferrograph Series 5 (1963/65_

A nice one owner from new Ferrograph mono reel to reel tape machine, offering 3.75 and 7.5 inches per second tape speed. If required a additional tape head can be fitted , but i feel its perfect as it is. Condition is very good with the usual slight marking and wear to the outer case, but the chassis and tape transport and controls are like new. The spool size can go up to 8.25 inches and comes supplied with 7 inch spools.

The electronics have been taken apart fully tested as the valves to ensure good emmisions , and any components requiring replacement have been undertaken. The record and seperate playback head fully cleaned, all the tape transport system fully cleaned. The motor's 3 seperate units, re-oiled and transport system re-greased , all knobs work smoothly and the record function is very sensitive.

The recorder comes complete with its original Ferrograph Series 5 manual including abridged operating instructions and gurantee card, mains lead  and 7 inch tape plus Ferrograph take up spool . The tape has a recent recording of the Navy Lark used as a test and for something you can listen to straight away while you get used to the machine.

Like all Ferrographs, quality is first class and the audio ampilifier produces 2.5 Watts from a single 15 ohm 10 by 6 inch loud speaker. Monitoring while recording into either of the 2 inputs is very straight forward and you can if required switch the speaker off. A book published "built like a battle ship" tells you the quality of build and that it also weighs just under in old english 50 pounds.

All British built and in the year when purchased would in todays value be in the order of £4000, thats quality for you.

Comes complete with mains plug, original documents tape and 3 months gurantee

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Ferrograph Series 5 (1963/65_

£325.00 incl. P&P

A nice one owner from new Ferrograph mono reel to reel tape machine, offering 3.75 and 7.5 inches per second tape speed. If required a additional tape head can be fitted , but i feel its perfect as it is. Condition is very good with the usual slight marking and wear to the outer case, but the chassis and tape transport and controls are like new. The spool size can go up to 8.25 inches and comes supplied with 7 inch spools.

The electronics have been taken apart fully tested as the valves to ensure good emmisions , and any components requiring replacement have been undertaken. The record and seperate playback head fully cleaned, all the tape transport system fully cleaned. The motor's 3 seperate units, re-oiled and transport system re-greased , all knobs work smoothly and the record function is very sensitive.

The recorder comes complete with its original Ferrograph Series 5 manual including abridged operating instructions and gurantee card, mains lead  and 7 inch tape plus Ferrograph take up spool . The tape has a recent recording of the Navy Lark used as a test and for something you can listen to straight away while you get used to the machine.

Like all Ferrographs, quality is first class and the audio ampilifier produces 2.5 Watts from a single 15 ohm 10 by 6 inch loud speaker. Monitoring while recording into either of the 2 inputs is very straight forward and you can if required switch the speaker off. A book published "built like a battle ship" tells you the quality of build and that it also weighs just under in old english 50 pounds.

All British built and in the year when purchased would in todays value be in the order of £4000, thats quality for you.

Comes complete with mains plug, original documents tape and 3 months gurantee


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Ferrograph series 5 lid opened for service, visible are the 3 seperate motors and switch assy. Everything was built to a first class level, these machines were intented for the professional marketl and every was made  in their factory at Simonside Works, South Shields. The motors as standard were built for the tropics, so apart from minor maintenance are as good as the day they were built.

£245.00
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Ferrograph series 4A (1959/60)

A perfect working machine and records and playback perfectly. In fact I like the older style look with the period controls. As in all apart from the last model, the style was very similar and mechanicaly the same, why change perfection. This model 4AN offers two speeds 3.75 and 7.5 inches per second and playback offeres an impressive 2.5 Watts output into a 10 inch by 5 ellipitical loudspeaker.

This professional built tape machine has three independant motors, direct drive, so no issues with drive belts., a turns counter gear driven, with a brief stop fitting to the head cover.Recording level meter and the choice of interchangeable heads, allowing stero or monitoring if required, unlike the series 5 which by then was standard by switching in or out the 4 did not. The Ferrograph will also take upto 8.25 inch spools, but comes complete with 7 inch Ferrograph sppol and a tape with a test recording done for you to get used to the machine. When new this model cost 81 Gns, that is £4000 in todays money, no wonder collectors like them and the fact they still work today.

As standard the unit has been taken apart all servicing electronicaly and mechanicaly have been carried out, all tape paths and erase and record/playback head cleaned. Fully tested to meet Ferrographs requirements

The general condition of the case is fine with some age related wear to it and the control panel shows some sign of wear. Comes complete with mains lead and a copy of the Ferrograph sales information plus tapes and 3 months gurantee.

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Ferrograph series 4A (1959/60)

£245.00 incl. P&P

A perfect working machine and records and playback perfectly. In fact I like the older style look with the period controls. As in all apart from the last model, the style was very similar and mechanicaly the same, why change perfection. This model 4AN offers two speeds 3.75 and 7.5 inches per second and playback offeres an impressive 2.5 Watts output into a 10 inch by 5 ellipitical loudspeaker.

This professional built tape machine has three independant motors, direct drive, so no issues with drive belts., a turns counter gear driven, with a brief stop fitting to the head cover.Recording level meter and the choice of interchangeable heads, allowing stero or monitoring if required, unlike the series 5 which by then was standard by switching in or out the 4 did not. The Ferrograph will also take upto 8.25 inch spools, but comes complete with 7 inch Ferrograph sppol and a tape with a test recording done for you to get used to the machine. When new this model cost 81 Gns, that is £4000 in todays money, no wonder collectors like them and the fact they still work today.

As standard the unit has been taken apart all servicing electronicaly and mechanicaly have been carried out, all tape paths and erase and record/playback head cleaned. Fully tested to meet Ferrographs requirements

The general condition of the case is fine with some age related wear to it and the control panel shows some sign of wear. Comes complete with mains lead and a copy of the Ferrograph sales information plus tapes and 3 months gurantee.


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