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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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Cossor Model 569 Transistor 6 (1st May 1958)

A very interesting radio for the collector, a fine example of quite a rare radio with everything still present, including the original box with all its packing plus the gurantee card, user manual ,and  service manual that was presented with it to the one owner who was giving this as a birthday present in 1958 when just 16yrs of age.

Hence the condition. The radio is a conventional MW and LW band offering 300mw from a 7" x 4" elliptical loud speaker. There is an internal Ferrite rod aerial, plus an external plug if needed. interesting is the stations are printed on the perpex handle and the tuning dial is in the standard metres. The radio only required a couple of component changes and works as good as the day it first  left the factory. It runs from 6 U11 1.5 batterys supplied and full 1 years warranty.

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Cossor Model 569 Transistor 6 (1st May 1958)

£120.00 incl. P&P

A very interesting radio for the collector, a fine example of quite a rare radio with everything still present, including the original box with all its packing plus the gurantee card, user manual ,and  service manual that was presented with it to the one owner who was giving this as a birthday present in 1958 when just 16yrs of age.

Hence the condition. The radio is a conventional MW and LW band offering 300mw from a 7" x 4" elliptical loud speaker. There is an internal Ferrite rod aerial, plus an external plug if needed. interesting is the stations are printed on the perpex handle and the tuning dial is in the standard metres. The radio only required a couple of component changes and works as good as the day it first  left the factory. It runs from 6 U11 1.5 batterys supplied and full 1 years warranty.


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Rear view of the Cossor Transistor 6 Model 569 with the back removed, the batteries are in fact a cover to allow the U11's to be fitted together. there are end caps which are a bit worn, but works fine. The picture above shows the chassis removed from the case, the transistors are the OC versions. Pictures below is the paperwork supplied.

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Ultra Twin De-Lux (R906) 1955

In my opinion the rarer of the two models availble in this series in imitation crocodile leather. The models were first introduced in 1953 with the popular coronation twin (R876) named of course due to the coronation of queen Elisabeth 11 and it seems that these models were introduced a year or so later, in fact this one is date stamped at 7th June 1955 with serial number 1598 this should help to time line any other ones in collections. The radio is mains or battery with an I.F of 471 Kc/s , why 1 Kc/s off the normal is interesting, that aside this  is a standard medium wave and Long wave receiver which has had a lot of replacement parts fitted with a total re-alignment and RF factory set undertaken to ensure it works as good as the day the first proud owner used it. I often wonder who these people were and wonder if the two types were issued as this one for the gentleman and the snake skin version for the lady of the house, either way it would have fitted well into the middle class house hold with that contempary style.

The radio comes complete with 1 years guarantee and original mains lead.

Condition is very good

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Ultra Twin De-Lux (R906) 1955

£230.00 incl. P&P

In my opinion the rarer of the two models availble in this series in imitation crocodile leather. The models were first introduced in 1953 with the popular coronation twin (R876) named of course due to the coronation of queen Elisabeth 11 and it seems that these models were introduced a year or so later, in fact this one is date stamped at 7th June 1955 with serial number 1598 this should help to time line any other ones in collections. The radio is mains or battery with an I.F of 471 Kc/s , why 1 Kc/s off the normal is interesting, that aside this  is a standard medium wave and Long wave receiver which has had a lot of replacement parts fitted with a total re-alignment and RF factory set undertaken to ensure it works as good as the day the first proud owner used it. I often wonder who these people were and wonder if the two types were issued as this one for the gentleman and the snake skin version for the lady of the house, either way it would have fitted well into the middle class house hold with that contempary style.

The radio comes complete with 1 years guarantee and original mains lead.

Condition is very good


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Rear view showing chassis of Ultra Twin de-lux R906

This photo shows general condition of the chassis and that it still has its original battery compartment fitted, the two plugs are used for the 90 volt HT and 7.5 Volt LT . The self contained frame aerial is fitted into the rear hinged door. The design of the radio is very sound ensuring long term reliability and easy servicing if required, as the valves used are direct heated types no heating issues are noticed even with the mains metal rectifier and dropper resistors fitted.

The 3 large dropper resistors visable on the right hand side show a simple power supply with no typical 50 Hz mains hum, the one in the middle R20 1650 ohms is used for the heater chain while the left/right  resistors R22 & R21 adjust for mains voltage with the single mains rectifier MR hidden behind the metal chassis to the front of these resistors.

Wartime Civilian Receiver Dec 7th 1944 (With original test certificate still fitted inside) SOLD

Populary known as the Utility set and  was designed by Dr G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd. It was an effective but basic single waveband (MW) receiver. The design resulted to minimise raw materials and labour and was manufactured by over 40 different companys, identified only by a U followed by a number on the back. This radio was built by Bush Radio Ltd and therefore has U1 on the back. Even the valves were given special codes just to make it interesting !. During the first twelve months from June 1944 over 175,000 of these sets were produced to eradicate the shortage of wireless sets at the time and costing £12 3s 4d including purchase tax were still costly.

So if you would like to by into a little of our second world war history, this is the one for you, the case made out of pine finish is all original and has not been touched though the speaker material has been replaced at some later stage, the chassis is in first class condition with the IF's realigned and to remind you the on/off switch was fitted to the rear of the set. Surprisingly the idea of design was to keep materials down so to help the war effort so why use a large AC mains transformer rather than a basic AC/DC concept, perhaps we will never know. Small in size at only 12 inches wide, 6.5 inches in depth and 13.5 inches high, and of course to use this an external wire as an aerial is required, comes complete with 12 month guarantee

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Wartime Civilian Receiver Dec 7th 1944 (With original test certificate still fitted inside) SOLD

£170.00 SOLD

Populary known as the Utility set and  was designed by Dr G.D.Reynolds of Murphy Radio Ltd. It was an effective but basic single waveband (MW) receiver. The design resulted to minimise raw materials and labour and was manufactured by over 40 different companys, identified only by a U followed by a number on the back. This radio was built by Bush Radio Ltd and therefore has U1 on the back. Even the valves were given special codes just to make it interesting !. During the first twelve months from June 1944 over 175,000 of these sets were produced to eradicate the shortage of wireless sets at the time and costing £12 3s 4d including purchase tax were still costly.

So if you would like to by into a little of our second world war history, this is the one for you, the case made out of pine finish is all original and has not been touched though the speaker material has been replaced at some later stage, the chassis is in first class condition with the IF's realigned and to remind you the on/off switch was fitted to the rear of the set. Surprisingly the idea of design was to keep materials down so to help the war effort so why use a large AC mains transformer rather than a basic AC/DC concept, perhaps we will never know. Small in size at only 12 inches wide, 6.5 inches in depth and 13.5 inches high, and of course to use this an external wire as an aerial is required, comes complete with 12 month guarantee


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As can be clearly seen the final inspection at Bush Radio Ltd was on 7th December 1944, i have never seen these still in fitted. Original inspection certificate still inside

This is the first time I have ever seen the original test and inspection certificate still fitted, and it can be clearly seen that final inspection was on the 7th December 1944, this confirms original serial number 6649 as fitted at the lower rear of the receiver on a brass plate.

Rear view of Bush Utility radio

The devil is in the detail and this period radio has it all, both labels are in very good condition, again part of its social history

There is as to be expected some wear on the tuning dial, but it does not spoil overall condition Close up of tuning dail
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