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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

 

Mobile 07743372028

 

Note. call the main line first as the mobile is on only occasionally.

 

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Business hours. We are open when ever you need us. Monday - Sunday

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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 TR114 December 1964

A very fine Bush TR114, complete with perfect leather case , original instructions, factory certificate and sales receipt dated 24/12/64. So the complete package , best you can get. The radio is all original, never required a service apart from the battery fitting being changed for the PP3 9.0 Volt as used to day.

The radio covers Medium and Long wave reception and works just as well today as it first left the factory 55 years ago. Comes with battery and 1 years gurantee

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Bush TR114 December 1964

£70.00 incl. P&P

A very fine Bush TR114, complete with perfect leather case , original instructions, factory certificate and sales receipt dated 24/12/64. So the complete package , best you can get. The radio is all original, never required a service apart from the battery fitting being changed for the PP3 9.0 Volt as used to day.

The radio covers Medium and Long wave reception and works just as well today as it first left the factory 55 years ago. Comes with battery and 1 years gurantee


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Bush TR82B Serial no 00492 April 1959

A very early production model of the first series of TR 80 series radios. I would say second week of the production based on the serial number and date stamped components. The radio has had all de-coupling capacitors and electrolitics replaced and all works required with I.F and RF sections have been undertaken. Has OC transitors fitted which are perfect and seem never to have issues unlike the later AF series fitted a few years later. The early models have brass trim brightware with in the B version a cream case with a dark brown Rexine band around the middle.  The bush proved to be immensely popular . The fact that it was portable made it particulary attractive to teenagers at the time. The design was created by Ogle Design a company based in Hertfordshire and has subsequently become a classic, hence modern reproductions have been available for several years. But why buy a new copy when you can have a restored original. The radio covers MW 187-570 m & LW 1070-1,900M. Overall condition on this model is very good, a common issue is some chipping to the rear battery cover, this does have one on the lower right side. I could change the back, but then it would not be all original and in fact does not detract from the overall model.

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and PP3 battery

 

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Bush TR82B Serial no 00492 April 1959

£95.00 incl. P&P

A very early production model of the first series of TR 80 series radios. I would say second week of the production based on the serial number and date stamped components. The radio has had all de-coupling capacitors and electrolitics replaced and all works required with I.F and RF sections have been undertaken. Has OC transitors fitted which are perfect and seem never to have issues unlike the later AF series fitted a few years later. The early models have brass trim brightware with in the B version a cream case with a dark brown Rexine band around the middle.  The bush proved to be immensely popular . The fact that it was portable made it particulary attractive to teenagers at the time. The design was created by Ogle Design a company based in Hertfordshire and has subsequently become a classic, hence modern reproductions have been available for several years. But why buy a new copy when you can have a restored original. The radio covers MW 187-570 m & LW 1070-1,900M. Overall condition on this model is very good, a common issue is some chipping to the rear battery cover, this does have one on the lower right side. I could change the back, but then it would not be all original and in fact does not detract from the overall model.

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and PP3 battery

 


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Bush TR82B Serial No 000492

 

As can be seen a little chip, but to be honest nothing to warrent replacing the back panel with another model.

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Vega Selga 404 portable radio ( early 1970's)

A new old stock Medium and Long wave radio , produced in the USSR and was imported/distributed and guranteed by Technical & optical Equipment Ltd . Comes complete with original user instructions, gurantee card, ear peice and leather case. A number of companys in the late 60's and 70's were importing radio's to compeat with the chinese market.

Guranteed for 6 months.

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Vega Selga 404 portable radio ( early 1970's)

£65.00 incl. P&P

A new old stock Medium and Long wave radio , produced in the USSR and was imported/distributed and guranteed by Technical & optical Equipment Ltd . Comes complete with original user instructions, gurantee card, ear peice and leather case. A number of companys in the late 60's and 70's were importing radio's to compeat with the chinese market.

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Kendy 6 Transistor radio TR-612NP 30/12/1963

A very nice rare transistor radio, which was ahead of its competitors, due to the small transistors allows this to fit in your pocket. It comes complete with its original box, Guarantee card, dated original user instructions and circuit diagram.

Medium Wave only with a perfect Leather case. The radio looks like it has had little use and still has the original ear peice. I can only guess but for this period I would think this would have cost in the order of £13.0.

Comes complete with battery PP3 and 6 months gurantee

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Kendy 6 Transistor radio TR-612NP 30/12/1963

£85.00 incl. P&P

A very nice rare transistor radio, which was ahead of its competitors, due to the small transistors allows this to fit in your pocket. It comes complete with its original box, Guarantee card, dated original user instructions and circuit diagram.

Medium Wave only with a perfect Leather case. The radio looks like it has had little use and still has the original ear peice. I can only guess but for this period I would think this would have cost in the order of £13.0.

Comes complete with battery PP3 and 6 months gurantee


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Bush DAC90A Ivory purchased 1/02/1958 " original box and instructions" SOLD

The most popular classic radio availible is the Iconic Bush DAC90A. A five valve radio, AC/DC transportable superhetrodyne receiver which has Medium Wave and Long wave switchable from the side. These receivers are small in size 9.25 inches height, 7.5 inches depth and 12.75 inches in width and therefore fit comfortably in any modern home.To ensure reliabilty as standard all the components that would require replacement have been done.  The I.F section and RF sections have been aligned and therefore is very sensistive and responsive.

 

Due to its simple chassis and good design this is a radio you can use and enjoy every day, another added bonus is now the avaliabilty of the original 3.5 Volt dial lamps to improve the tuning dial though still rather dim. This one as can be seen in the photo is finished in a Ivory  though in fact a plastic variation of Bakelite (Catalin)  but Catlin is more brittle and models are often shown with either cracks or chips to the body, this model has a only a very slight hairline crack,3 mm near the dispay dial on the left, but you need to look close to find it, its that small. The tuning dial is perfect with no wear to the lettering and the back is again perfet as per photo.

As with all these models the power supply is a simple half wave rectifier but works very well. These use a UL41 as an audio output valve, if at times you hear a slight mains hum, often the fault will be due to a cathode to heater leak, I have found this on many of these valves hence a new replacement valve has been fitted.

This model is in great condition with no marking to the polished cabinet, apart from what has been mentioned the contol knobs and the bandswitch selector are perfect. I haver never quite understood why you see damage to these as often as you do, it would be the last thing to get misuse. The radio is much rarer due to having its original box complete with original instructions and the owner had written the date of purchase on it. Comes complete with the original 2 pin plug, including the 12 months guarantee, a must have for any collector

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Bush DAC90A Ivory purchased 1/02/1958 " original box and instructions" SOLD

£235.00 SOLD

The most popular classic radio availible is the Iconic Bush DAC90A. A five valve radio, AC/DC transportable superhetrodyne receiver which has Medium Wave and Long wave switchable from the side. These receivers are small in size 9.25 inches height, 7.5 inches depth and 12.75 inches in width and therefore fit comfortably in any modern home.To ensure reliabilty as standard all the components that would require replacement have been done.  The I.F section and RF sections have been aligned and therefore is very sensistive and responsive.

 

Due to its simple chassis and good design this is a radio you can use and enjoy every day, another added bonus is now the avaliabilty of the original 3.5 Volt dial lamps to improve the tuning dial though still rather dim. This one as can be seen in the photo is finished in a Ivory  though in fact a plastic variation of Bakelite (Catalin)  but Catlin is more brittle and models are often shown with either cracks or chips to the body, this model has a only a very slight hairline crack,3 mm near the dispay dial on the left, but you need to look close to find it, its that small. The tuning dial is perfect with no wear to the lettering and the back is again perfet as per photo.

As with all these models the power supply is a simple half wave rectifier but works very well. These use a UL41 as an audio output valve, if at times you hear a slight mains hum, often the fault will be due to a cathode to heater leak, I have found this on many of these valves hence a new replacement valve has been fitted.

This model is in great condition with no marking to the polished cabinet, apart from what has been mentioned the contol knobs and the bandswitch selector are perfect. I haver never quite understood why you see damage to these as often as you do, it would be the last thing to get misuse. The radio is much rarer due to having its original box complete with original instructions and the owner had written the date of purchase on it. Comes complete with the original 2 pin plug, including the 12 months guarantee, a must have for any collector


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Bush TR82B Serial no 00615

A very early production model of the first series of TR 80 series radios. I would say third week of the production based on the serial number and date stamped components. The radio is all original electronically, nothing needed to be replaced, its how it left the factory 61 years ago. As with all the early models the oC transitors fitted  are perfect and seem never to have issues unlike the later AF series fitted a few years later. The early models have brass trim brightware with in the B version a cream case with a dark brown Rexine band around the middle.  The bush proved to be immensely popular . The fact that it was portable made it particulary attractive to teenagers at the time. The design was created by Ogle Design a company based in Hertfordshire and has subsequently become a classic, hence modern reproductions have been available for several years. But why buy a new copy when you can have a restored original. The radio covers MW 187-570 m & LW 1070-1,900M. Overall condition on this model is very good, a common issue is some chipping to the rear battery cover, this does have one on the lower right side. I could change the back, but then it would not be all original and in fact does not detract from the overall model.

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and PP3 battery

 

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Bush TR82B Serial no 00615

£120.00 incl. P&P

A very early production model of the first series of TR 80 series radios. I would say third week of the production based on the serial number and date stamped components. The radio is all original electronically, nothing needed to be replaced, its how it left the factory 61 years ago. As with all the early models the oC transitors fitted  are perfect and seem never to have issues unlike the later AF series fitted a few years later. The early models have brass trim brightware with in the B version a cream case with a dark brown Rexine band around the middle.  The bush proved to be immensely popular . The fact that it was portable made it particulary attractive to teenagers at the time. The design was created by Ogle Design a company based in Hertfordshire and has subsequently become a classic, hence modern reproductions have been available for several years. But why buy a new copy when you can have a restored original. The radio covers MW 187-570 m & LW 1070-1,900M. Overall condition on this model is very good, a common issue is some chipping to the rear battery cover, this does have one on the lower right side. I could change the back, but then it would not be all original and in fact does not detract from the overall model.

Comes complete with 1 years gurantee and PP3 battery

 


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Holiday Model AT-65 portable radio (mint condition) (1964)

A very fine Medium wave only portable radio with imitation leather case and earpeice, never used and works perfectly in its original box.The radio was assembled in Hong Kong from Japenese components.. Comes complete with 6 months gurantee and PP3 battery

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Holiday Model AT-65 portable radio (mint condition) (1964)

£65.00 incl. P&P

A very fine Medium wave only portable radio with imitation leather case and earpeice, never used and works perfectly in its original box.The radio was assembled in Hong Kong from Japenese components.. Comes complete with 6 months gurantee and PP3 battery


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Pye 123BQ 1957 Early model

The first generation of the PYE P series of radio's first released in January 1957, using the MK1 circuit with a I.F 315 Kc/s due to the refined performance of Pye's V6 series transistors with single switch on the LW broadcast band.

The original idiosyncratic i.F transformers are present which identifies this as the early version, many parts are still resembing its sister the PAM 710 in many ways.

This radio represents the early days of transistor design in the UK and its nice hearing the sounds coming from such an iconic period again. The radio's are reflective of their design in as much the money was spent  in my opinion inside rather than what the client had to look at. We have to remember owning one of these portable transistor radio's with fair volume was like having the latest smart phone or Ipad today at a cost of  £17, 13s 4d with purchase tax (vat) and batteries extra these were really expensive.

The radio has been taken apart a number of components updated these being de-coupling and electrolitic capacitors. The outer case is in fine condition with only slight wear to the right side corner, the blue Seudeen band again is very good, often these are either worn or very dirty. Another common issue with these when finding them is the transparent knobs are often cracked or without centrepieces and removing them from the radio can often lead to loses, also the handle is excellent . A nice touch is the cream polthene containers holding the 4 batteries in place. So there you are an early transistor radio who's design started in 1956 and a pleasure to use every day some 58 years later.

Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee

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Pye 123BQ 1957 Early model

£135.00 incl. P&P

The first generation of the PYE P series of radio's first released in January 1957, using the MK1 circuit with a I.F 315 Kc/s due to the refined performance of Pye's V6 series transistors with single switch on the LW broadcast band.

The original idiosyncratic i.F transformers are present which identifies this as the early version, many parts are still resembing its sister the PAM 710 in many ways.

This radio represents the early days of transistor design in the UK and its nice hearing the sounds coming from such an iconic period again. The radio's are reflective of their design in as much the money was spent  in my opinion inside rather than what the client had to look at. We have to remember owning one of these portable transistor radio's with fair volume was like having the latest smart phone or Ipad today at a cost of  £17, 13s 4d with purchase tax (vat) and batteries extra these were really expensive.

The radio has been taken apart a number of components updated these being de-coupling and electrolitic capacitors. The outer case is in fine condition with only slight wear to the right side corner, the blue Seudeen band again is very good, often these are either worn or very dirty. Another common issue with these when finding them is the transparent knobs are often cracked or without centrepieces and removing them from the radio can often lead to loses, also the handle is excellent . A nice touch is the cream polthene containers holding the 4 batteries in place. So there you are an early transistor radio who's design started in 1956 and a pleasure to use every day some 58 years later.

Comes complete with batteries and 1 years gurantee


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PYE P123BQ 1958/59

The second generation of the PYE P series of radio's , using the MK2 circuit with a I.F 470 Kc/s due to the refined performance of Pye's V6 series transistors and now variable tuning on the LW broadcast band.

The original idiosyncratic i.F transformers have now been updated as well as the transformer coupled detector stage being removed, though many parts are still resembing its sister the PAM 710 in many ways.

This radio represents the early days of transistor design in the UK and its nice hearing the sounds coming from such an iconic period again. The radio's are reflective of their design in as much the money was spent  in my opinion inside rather than what the client had to look at. We have to remember owning one of these portable transistor radio's with good volume was like having the latest smart phone or Ipad today at a cost of around £23.00 these were really expensive.

The radio has been taken apart a number of components updated, with only one transistor requiring replacement. The outer case has been cleaned and the original red banded Seudeen being replaced as often these are either worn or very dirty. Another common issue with these when finding them is the transparent knobs are often cracked or without centrepieces and removing them from the radio can often lead to loses. A nice touch is the cream polthene containers holding the 4 batteries in place. So there you are an early transistor radio who's design started in 1956 and a pleasure to use every day some 58 years later.

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PYE P123BQ 1958/59

£120.00 Incl P&P

The second generation of the PYE P series of radio's , using the MK2 circuit with a I.F 470 Kc/s due to the refined performance of Pye's V6 series transistors and now variable tuning on the LW broadcast band.

The original idiosyncratic i.F transformers have now been updated as well as the transformer coupled detector stage being removed, though many parts are still resembing its sister the PAM 710 in many ways.

This radio represents the early days of transistor design in the UK and its nice hearing the sounds coming from such an iconic period again. The radio's are reflective of their design in as much the money was spent  in my opinion inside rather than what the client had to look at. We have to remember owning one of these portable transistor radio's with good volume was like having the latest smart phone or Ipad today at a cost of around £23.00 these were really expensive.

The radio has been taken apart a number of components updated, with only one transistor requiring replacement. The outer case has been cleaned and the original red banded Seudeen being replaced as often these are either worn or very dirty. Another common issue with these when finding them is the transparent knobs are often cracked or without centrepieces and removing them from the radio can often lead to loses. A nice touch is the cream polthene containers holding the 4 batteries in place. So there you are an early transistor radio who's design started in 1956 and a pleasure to use every day some 58 years later.


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Rear view with cover removed, note the battery holders, suppling 6 volts, the later version was upgraded with 9.0 volt supplies by late 1959/60

Invicta 30 (1958) Pye Chassis P123BQ SOLD

What makes this transistor radio historicaly interesting is Invicta is part of the Pye group, so packaging in effect a Pye P123BQ into a Pye PE114BQ valve case gives a clear indication that Pye sales dept were still trying to find a way to dominate the current market place or cynically was it that they had a quantity of the jewel case radio cabinets left over and found away to dispose of them. Either way an interesting radio. The radio is all original and work very well with the second series chassis, meaning that Long Wave is tunable. Condition apart from a stain to the top lid would have been first class, a near perfect time capsule.

The electronics and information about this is on the P123BQ details on this page so i will not repeat them here. What you get is an interesting peice of early transistor history. Comes complete with batteries and full 1 years gurantee

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Invicta 30 (1958) Pye Chassis P123BQ SOLD

£75.00 SOLD

What makes this transistor radio historicaly interesting is Invicta is part of the Pye group, so packaging in effect a Pye P123BQ into a Pye PE114BQ valve case gives a clear indication that Pye sales dept were still trying to find a way to dominate the current market place or cynically was it that they had a quantity of the jewel case radio cabinets left over and found away to dispose of them. Either way an interesting radio. The radio is all original and work very well with the second series chassis, meaning that Long Wave is tunable. Condition apart from a stain to the top lid would have been first class, a near perfect time capsule.

The electronics and information about this is on the P123BQ details on this page so i will not repeat them here. What you get is an interesting peice of early transistor history. Comes complete with batteries and full 1 years gurantee


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Harvard TR-23 transistor radio (mint condition)

These radio's with the model type Harvard and produced in the Philippines I would say late 1970's as it is Medium wave only by then VHF was common in the UK, but the main sale location would have been in the USA , hence Harvard and it would be easier to sell East to West with this broadcast band. Condition is perfect ie new old stock, complete with instructions , box etc and supplied with PP3 battery. 6 Months gurantee

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Harvard TR-23 transistor radio (mint condition)

£40.00 incl. P&P

These radio's with the model type Harvard and produced in the Philippines I would say late 1970's as it is Medium wave only by then VHF was common in the UK, but the main sale location would have been in the USA , hence Harvard and it would be easier to sell East to West with this broadcast band. Condition is perfect ie new old stock, complete with instructions , box etc and supplied with PP3 battery. 6 Months gurantee


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The front and chassis of the Invicta come out as one unit, the label clearly showing the model number, a interesting early example of a transistor radio from the late 1950's

Roberts R77 (1957) SOLD

The R77 is quite a rare and sought after radio, the case looking like binoculars to give the country look when out. Its a clever design using miniture valves powered by B126 90 Volt HT and AD35 1.5 Volt batterys inserted in the bottom supplied.

The radio when first presented to the public in May 1957 cost £13 4s 7d, THAT WAS QUITE A LOT OF MONEY AND THE DESIGN ETC REFLECTS THAT.

The radio is a 2-band receiver covering MW 190-570 m and LW 1000 - 1900 metres .

The components that required replacement have been carried out and as standard the RF and I.F stages calibrated.

The condition of the case is  good , not perfect  and the strap shows signs of wear, but that aside a nice radio to add to any collection, typical faults (the zip) works perfectly and inside the top lid you can just make out the original owners details. Comes complete with 1 years gurantee

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Roberts R77 (1957) SOLD

£135.00 SOLD

The R77 is quite a rare and sought after radio, the case looking like binoculars to give the country look when out. Its a clever design using miniture valves powered by B126 90 Volt HT and AD35 1.5 Volt batterys inserted in the bottom supplied.

The radio when first presented to the public in May 1957 cost £13 4s 7d, THAT WAS QUITE A LOT OF MONEY AND THE DESIGN ETC REFLECTS THAT.

The radio is a 2-band receiver covering MW 190-570 m and LW 1000 - 1900 metres .

The components that required replacement have been carried out and as standard the RF and I.F stages calibrated.

The condition of the case is  good , not perfect  and the strap shows signs of wear, but that aside a nice radio to add to any collection, typical faults (the zip) works perfectly and inside the top lid you can just make out the original owners details. Comes complete with 1 years gurantee


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