classic radio shop
212 Roughton Road
Cromer. Norfolk NR27 9LQ
close to Roughton Road station
Phone: +44 01263 519278
Please call the above number first, as the mobile is really never used, unless i'm away
Note. call the main line first as the mobile is on only occasionally.
contact Roland or Mark at
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.
Bush TR82 Series radio's (repaired, serviced, restored, recovered)
The Bush TR range of tranistorised radio's are one of the best known classic radio's of the 1960's, even though first produced in the late 50's, these were an instant hit dual to portability and the new pop market industry. One model had a pre-set for radio Luxembourg, there was even one rare model with trawler band.
Conditions on these vary , most damages are due to being dropped, causing the handle to be off set, or the plastic tags holding the chassis in place, breaking off, identified by the on/off tone control and volume control more recessed in the case.
One age relating problem is the misting on the dial cover. To some degree this can be polished out, but will never be perfect, but against the red dial plate, is not a real problem.
I am re-covering the body's if either repairs to the case are required or that the cloth has been damaged. These on the 80 series models were in blue or brown . I find the red covering compliments the red face dial better than the original.
See photo's below of typical work undertaken
The Rexine now trimmed , ready for the crome fittings to be added, followed by the top volume/tone plate, front panel and finally finished with the handle.
The chassis would have the waveband switch contacts cleaned, not just contact cleaner sprayed.
The IF's are re-tuned to ensure they are as good as the day it left the factory all those years ago, followed when re-fitted in its refurbished case the dial is re-calibrated and then each waveband is tuned for maximum output at two points on the dial. Of course the dial is a guide and was never indended to be as accurate as a communications receiver.