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.
If you have purchased a radio etc and need a little advise i,m happy for you to give me a call. If I can i can either by phone or by Skype perhaps help you, please feel free to ask. A number of clients puchase from auction sites like Ebay. Buying anything remote is a risk, because you can't really see it, only the photograph or two to give you a indication as to it's condition.
But bargin's can at times be had. But with any auction Buyer beware.
When you purchase a radio from us, the radio is guranteed for 4 months. With anything of age there is always the possibility that something may fail. By experience we know as to what might cause a problem for reliability and these are always addressed. If a problem does occur, please return the unit, where it will be re-paired, soak tested, this means being left on for at least 8 hours before being returned to the client.
One advantage about period radio's they generally are bomb proof, unless the transformer or choke if fitted fails, there is nothing that cannot be repaired, hence why there are so many still working today.
A french Polshing service is available for radio cabinets as well as furniture if required. In the past I have restored period pieces of furnature as well as piano's including concert grands, so size is not an issue. French Polish does allow for easier repairs in the future and using water based dye's you can create different effect woods rather than stain the whole body.
The finish can be what is known as a piano finish, this is a high mirror glaze, usually in black or a finish giving the impression that the radio is some years old but in very good condition, down to a sheen finish.similar to a wax polish.