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.
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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.
PACKING YOUR RADIO FOR REPAIR
When a radio is received I will always contact you to confirm safe delivery, though the number of times I will receive a repair without any paper work assuming I will know who has sent it.
Ensure your radio is well packed and a box suitable for its size and handling is provided, unless requested or I feel its unwise to do so , it will be returned with the same box and packing . Remember Couriers will not hold the same value to your treasured item as you will and these boxes can and will be thrown around at times. Even with fragile stickers on means nothing to them.
I will advise as to your packing but remember this takes time and money and I would have to charge £20 to replace and pack it for you correctly.
Insurance: I can arrange insurance with the courier , but this causes many problems if a claim is made, first all insurance companys will do everything they can not to pay up, this can take many weeks or months and as I have paid it on your behalf i,m technicaly 3rd party and as the law is at present if the insurance company failes to honor your claim you can sue me for it. So I will only accept to add insurance to your return postage on the understanding that i cannot be held responsible if there is a issue and a claim is required. Again to minimising issues box it well , a banana box is perfect for this .
Our comprehesive workshop can repair, service or restore and align FM as well as AM valve or transistor radio's from the 1930's to the 1970's. With all the comprehensive service tools at hand identifying faults pending circuit diagram use normaly only takes an hour or 2.
With an hourly rate of £30 plus parts, everything is at a cost effective rate to suit you.
We can after repair continue with a extensive overall, including checking each valve via a comprehensive tester as well as electronically testing the capacitors under load, for continued use. As with any piece of electronic equipment repairs are undertaken with 6 months guarantee on parts / labour that have been carried out, of course any components that have not been replaced , repaired due to cost or at the time deemed to be within limits cannot be covered .for example a valve or transformer when tested were fine, but later with use have developed a fault. This is always a possible situation with any thing of age .Please read our terms and conditions page regarding if you wish to have your radio insured via the courier or acting agent for its return
Early 1930's GEC TRF receiver arrived in the workshop for restoration, updated photo's will be given as progress continues. We have asked the client if they would prefer the original paper capacitors (cardboard box types) lower right of the chassis to be re-used by fitting new modern smaller ones into a copy of the original case. These were in fact replacements from the larger original replaced i would say in the late 1940's
See our period components range, though early days;
All radio's are specially tested on the bench, while monitoring current drawn against voltage when first checked after visual tests have been undertaken for safety and to ensure no damage to the receiver.