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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

 

Mobile 07743372028

 

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

 

contact Roland or Mark at

 

classicradioshop@gmail.com

 

 

                      

 

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

What's new?

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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Kolster-Brandes FB10 (Toaster) September 1954

These radio's due to there small size was marketed as "The Magic Midget" and at only 23cm width, 15cm depth and 18cm in height this is indeed a remarkable little receiver. Offering 2 bands, medium , Long wave  an unusual midget feature is the use of a mains auto-transformer, which avoids the generation of considerable amount of heat common in the Bush DAC series. The radio has been taken apart all standard components replaced, the rather unusall 422Kcs I.F peaked and of course the RF and oscillator stages re-set to the original specification. As these were first introduced in September 1950 costing £8 17s 1d nearly half the price of its rival, the Bush DAC90A, it was a great value radio, for use either in the bedroom or in the kitchen. As history as shown British made goods "those were the days" were more in demand rather than the American midgets such as this, there was a fear that parts may have been difficult to source if they were failures, though in fact this was more a competative sales point than anything else.

Another good feature is the dial light moves along with the cursor, something that Bush could have learnt a lesson from.

The radio is in first class condition, with no cracks or damage and works very well with the improved  ferrite inbuilt aerial, but does allow you to fit an external one if you wish to do so. It is a set that fits perfectly into a modern home and is popular with collectors as good examples are not easy to locate. Comes complete with 1 years warranty

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Kolster-Brandes FB10 (Toaster) September 1954

£155.00 Incl P&P

These radio's due to there small size was marketed as "The Magic Midget" and at only 23cm width, 15cm depth and 18cm in height this is indeed a remarkable little receiver. Offering 2 bands, medium , Long wave  an unusual midget feature is the use of a mains auto-transformer, which avoids the generation of considerable amount of heat common in the Bush DAC series. The radio has been taken apart all standard components replaced, the rather unusall 422Kcs I.F peaked and of course the RF and oscillator stages re-set to the original specification. As these were first introduced in September 1950 costing £8 17s 1d nearly half the price of its rival, the Bush DAC90A, it was a great value radio, for use either in the bedroom or in the kitchen. As history as shown British made goods "those were the days" were more in demand rather than the American midgets such as this, there was a fear that parts may have been difficult to source if they were failures, though in fact this was more a competative sales point than anything else.

Another good feature is the dial light moves along with the cursor, something that Bush could have learnt a lesson from.

The radio is in first class condition, with no cracks or damage and works very well with the improved  ferrite inbuilt aerial, but does allow you to fit an external one if you wish to do so. It is a set that fits perfectly into a modern home and is popular with collectors as good examples are not easy to locate. Comes complete with 1 years warranty


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Rear view of the chassis of the KB FB10

Those of you who are familar with these radio's will have noticed this is a later model with additional upgrades, all the valves apart from the left hand side (half wave rectifier) are now fitted with B9A valve bases, using 6BE6, 6BA6 ,EBC90 and of interest the 6BW6 audio amplifier first introduced in 1950. The original audio output valve 6V6GT was first introduced in 1937, so as the first models came off the production line it seems possible that these were going to become difficult to keep production going. So perhaps within a year or so a new design was being developed and again costs in production could be reduced by the aerial . How many of these were produced i'm not sure as all the others I have seen or information on these sets only identify the first production model.

Under chassis view, with component changes seen

Bush TR82 Serial no 3004 (purchased 25th May 1963) SOLD

A nice early TR 80 Series radio with the added bonus of the original sales receipt from Foale's Corner at Paignton plus the original user and guarantee book dated from the same shop and named purchaser .The radio cost £17 17s with 3s 9d for the PP9 battery . The radio still has the Bush card stamped on the handle. The radio has been taken apart and all works carried out and re-aligned. The case has been re-polished and looks very clean and typical Bush works very well. The rear cover has the issues, chipping to the top left hand side. Im looking for a replacement cover , but colour matching will always be the issue. Overall a nice peice of Bush history with in effect its birth certificate and owner details. Comes compleyte with battery and 1 years gurantee

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Bush TR82 Serial no 3004 (purchased 25th May 1963) SOLD

£75.00 SOLD

A nice early TR 80 Series radio with the added bonus of the original sales receipt from Foale's Corner at Paignton plus the original user and guarantee book dated from the same shop and named purchaser .The radio cost £17 17s with 3s 9d for the PP9 battery . The radio still has the Bush card stamped on the handle. The radio has been taken apart and all works carried out and re-aligned. The case has been re-polished and looks very clean and typical Bush works very well. The rear cover has the issues, chipping to the top left hand side. Im looking for a replacement cover , but colour matching will always be the issue. Overall a nice peice of Bush history with in effect its birth certificate and owner details. Comes compleyte with battery and 1 years gurantee


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Pye PE114BQ (1955) Blue banding with grey Rexin (copy of the original user manual included) SOLD

A clean example of the popular Jewel Case portable radio with only slight wear and minor dis-colouration of the Chrome hinges , These use miniture valves and run from a 90 Volt B126 ever ready battery and 1.5 Volt LT AD35 Ever Ready dry batterys supplied. The radio switches on as soon as the lid is opened and offer's medium and long wave reception with good sound from the 4 inch loud speaker. The frame aerial is fitted into the top lid. First released in 1955 and costing £9 9s 6d batteries and tax was extra. These radio's are very sensistive and selective and were the last phase before transistors started to replace these portables just 3 years later. Repacement components to the age related issues had already been undertaken and the I.F calibrated. These are popular with classic car owners and of course Pye collectors. A poker dot version is also on my website for sale. The radio comes complete with batteries fitted and 1 years gurantee

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Pye PE114BQ (1955) Blue banding with grey Rexin (copy of the original user manual included) SOLD

£75.00 Sold

A clean example of the popular Jewel Case portable radio with only slight wear and minor dis-colouration of the Chrome hinges , These use miniture valves and run from a 90 Volt B126 ever ready battery and 1.5 Volt LT AD35 Ever Ready dry batterys supplied. The radio switches on as soon as the lid is opened and offer's medium and long wave reception with good sound from the 4 inch loud speaker. The frame aerial is fitted into the top lid. First released in 1955 and costing £9 9s 6d batteries and tax was extra. These radio's are very sensistive and selective and were the last phase before transistors started to replace these portables just 3 years later. Repacement components to the age related issues had already been undertaken and the I.F calibrated. These are popular with classic car owners and of course Pye collectors. A poker dot version is also on my website for sale. The radio comes complete with batteries fitted and 1 years gurantee


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Viscount bocket radio 1963/64

Excellent condition, the Leather case has not been used, which gives me the impression the radio has been most of the time in its presentation box. Comes complete with original instructions.

Comes complete with PP3 battery and 1 years gurantee.

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Viscount bocket radio 1963/64

£70.00 incl. P&P

Excellent condition, the Leather case has not been used, which gives me the impression the radio has been most of the time in its presentation box. Comes complete with original instructions.

Comes complete with PP3 battery and 1 years gurantee.


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Fidelity Radio Model 199 , with its original packing box . 1967/68

This radio was promoted by the popular Radio Luxemburg, being broadcast on Long Wave 1304 metres. By 1961 was advertised as the station of the stars. By the mid 1960's there was a Lodon studio, in effect creating later Radio 1 with its format. So this radio was produced to meet that market with the teen's in mind hence Lux'B'G on the dial. The case therfore is a basic moulding with a plastic case to protect it, though not from UV light. This radio is a interesting peice of UK history and at this time was using the AF117's transistors, if you compare Hacker were by now onto Silicon. The radio is priced shown on the box at £7.13.11d , so not pocket money.

All original with no component changes

Comes complete with battery and 12 months gurantee

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Fidelity Radio Model 199 , with its original packing box . 1967/68

£75.00 incl. P&P

This radio was promoted by the popular Radio Luxemburg, being broadcast on Long Wave 1304 metres. By 1961 was advertised as the station of the stars. By the mid 1960's there was a Lodon studio, in effect creating later Radio 1 with its format. So this radio was produced to meet that market with the teen's in mind hence Lux'B'G on the dial. The case therfore is a basic moulding with a plastic case to protect it, though not from UV light. This radio is a interesting peice of UK history and at this time was using the AF117's transistors, if you compare Hacker were by now onto Silicon. The radio is priced shown on the box at £7.13.11d , so not pocket money.

All original with no component changes

Comes complete with battery and 12 months gurantee


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