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 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.
Servicing your own equipment:
Classic Radio Shop has over five thousand original service data sheets for not only radio's but also televisions and tape recorders. Starting from 1930 through to the mid 1970's. These are scanned and emailed direct to you within hours. See price list
Classic Radio Shop can, repair, service or restore your radio. I chose the words carefully as defining the difference from repair to restore, would require a large undertaking. The most important factor effecting these are of course cost. We have clients who have purchased from a popular internet auction site a radio that is faulty, this is repaired and therefore usable again. Perhaps the radio has the odd problem, noisy volume control, tunning is perhaps difficult or the wooden or bakelite case needs cleaning, this would require servicing. While restore would require perhaps full polishing and repairs to a wooden cabinet, replacement parts to known components, etc. I try to keep and re-use as many original parts as possible as I feel that this is part of it's history. Having a 60 year old cabinet with 5 year old components is'nt quite a period radio, in the same way having a classic car with new engine, gearbox, new wheels etc would not be an original classic car.
All repair, servicing is guaranteed for 6 months, some components are pending the age of the radio are becoming difficult to obtain. It is well known that switch cleaner will for a short time solve certain problem's, note short. Taking it apart and cleaning generally resolve issues, but if it is using carbon track that is worn, and a replacement is not possible, then switch cleaner may be the only way. But customers would be informed in advance if this was to happen. ( this is rare)