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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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Bush MB60 radio's

 

Bush MB60 radios

The Bush MB60 was first released in June 1957 and of course was valve not transistor ?, reason being that the general public felt assurance of reliability in something they were used to rather than these funny little 3 legged things, how times have changed. In many ways this model is more sensitive and selective than the later TR 80 series with the fact it had an extra I.F stage but within 3 years this concept had changed and Bush using the same iconic cabinet and chassis created a easier production model with The TR series as transistors, hence the prefix.

Today the MB60 is collectable and I have a number of clients requiring me to find examples to restore or repair for them.

But at the same time I'm now finding sellers on for example Ebay having a rather inflated value to something that is damaged, or has a number of missing parts." As before buyer beware". They do come up and despite the sellers idea "RARE" are not uncommon to find.

The radio is generally very reliable despite its age, and common faults are the waveband switch dirty and quite stiff, valve holders require cleaning, in most cases the valve pins, at times the speaker cone can show signs of being worn, on one the primary mains transformer had gone open circuit , something i was not expecting to happen as it had taking me months to locate a mains lead. It not had occured to me to check the mains power supply first ?.

As these were mains/batterys models I think it was quite rare for the owners to use the portability side and just had them at home, hence finding the battery that was used in one of these is very hard as yet not located one. The earlier production model had a combined 90 /1.5 volt  Ever Ready B147 very slim 4 pin connection and is identified with a different valve layout than the later model, up to serial number 12,001. I mention this as the service information you can find including Electrical Trader sheet 1403 shows the later layout model and used Ever Ready B131 HT, and two U2 1.5 volt for the LT heater chain.

 

The Bush MB60 is a fantastic radio, very sensitive due to its extra front end RF amplifier and of course the grandfather to the popular TR series. Sought after by collectors to the point it deserves its own page.

This page will show models for sale when they are ready and details about them

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Bush MB60 (January 1958)

It started here , the iconic and rare designed Bush MB60 radio. Originally released in June 1957 and within 6 months the chassis design was up-dated. The reason why these are good is the fact of having a extra I.F stage , this improves sensitivity and selectivity and costing £15 17s 6d pluse purchase tax was quite an investment. This radio has had a lot of work undertaken to bring it back to working condition, the Rexine material has been replaced, the brass polished and the front case re-polished to remove a lot of its poor 60 years of history. The HT and LT supply has been updated with silicon rectifiers and smoothing electroltics where required and all the de-coupling components replaced. Calibration of the I.F stages and RF have been completed . This radio rear cover was so damaged that it could not be re-used, so a early TR rear case cover was found to match the colour of the front was located , though typical of the fragile plastic there are are a few chips to the right lower side, if a perfect example can be located this will be upgraded.

As this is a battery/mains radio and by using an extra valve meant the the heaters could not be in series due to 9.0 Volts required, standard was 7.5 . The radio comes supplied with mains lead a 1 years gurantee.

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Bush MB60 (January 1958)

£160.00 incl. P&P

It started here , the iconic and rare designed Bush MB60 radio. Originally released in June 1957 and within 6 months the chassis design was up-dated. The reason why these are good is the fact of having a extra I.F stage , this improves sensitivity and selectivity and costing £15 17s 6d pluse purchase tax was quite an investment. This radio has had a lot of work undertaken to bring it back to working condition, the Rexine material has been replaced, the brass polished and the front case re-polished to remove a lot of its poor 60 years of history. The HT and LT supply has been updated with silicon rectifiers and smoothing electroltics where required and all the de-coupling components replaced. Calibration of the I.F stages and RF have been completed . This radio rear cover was so damaged that it could not be re-used, so a early TR rear case cover was found to match the colour of the front was located , though typical of the fragile plastic there are are a few chips to the right lower side, if a perfect example can be located this will be upgraded.

As this is a battery/mains radio and by using an extra valve meant the the heaters could not be in series due to 9.0 Volts required, standard was 7.5 . The radio comes supplied with mains lead a 1 years gurantee.


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Chassis view of the MB60, due to the larger sizes of the electrolitic capacitors , these were often date stamped so gives a good indication of production dates. These are perfect radios and everytime I have obtained one I always say I will keep it , until the next one comes a long. These are very hard to find , this model has taken me 18 months

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Bush MB60 (all original) Serial number 34042 (1958)

This radio was found stored in a cupboard for 20 plus years , has been in the family from new hence condition is very good , only slight marking to the case, again what a fantastic radio and of course started the Bush TR series just a couple of years later. The radio has had a number of de-coupling capacitors replaced, valves tested all contacts cleaned , realigned and is as good as the day it first left the factory .Comes complete with original mains lead and 1 years gurantee

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Bush MB60 (all original) Serial number 34042 (1958)

£200.00 incl. P&P

This radio was found stored in a cupboard for 20 plus years , has been in the family from new hence condition is very good , only slight marking to the case, again what a fantastic radio and of course started the Bush TR series just a couple of years later. The radio has had a number of de-coupling capacitors replaced, valves tested all contacts cleaned , realigned and is as good as the day it first left the factory .Comes complete with original mains lead and 1 years gurantee


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