Communications,  Test Equipment & Interesting things….

Here we have a selection of vintage goodies that do not really fit into our other sales pages.   One off items of interest to radio and maybe in the future audio enthusiasts.   Most things are as found but a full description of their working state will be included.   Some items will be serviced and come with our standard six month return to base warranty. 

Vintage and modern communications equipment,  test equipment for your workshop,  useful bulk components and all those kinds of things.    This page will not be updated as often as our main overhauled and diy radios for sale part of the site. 

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Epoxy resin anyone?  This is what happens when you refuse to replace your valve radios grid coupling capacitors!   

Stock last updated on 21/4/21
New items added 21/4/21

A few new items hopefully of interest.   Some more things to list when we get them sorted out.   
Thanks for being patient, it's been a while…   

GPO Radio receiver 27A  made by GEC
I will be honest and say I do not really know what this is.  Some kind of field receiver,  maybe for tracking down illegal broadcast stations or interference back in the day.   It's a heavy built thing, uses valves but runs from a 6V supply  -   expect it had a lead acid battery pack to go with it at some point.   For restoration  -  it's currently not working but it does draw a fair bit of current and the speaker crackles.  By eBay standards that would classed as ok  -   it lights up too!  There is a bit of a chunk out of the bottom of the die cast aluminium case.  Your guess is as good as mine.   
For restoration  £25      UK delivery £14   

C1946 Taylor 65B All Wave RF signal generator
For restoration.   In really clean,  original fettle,  the crackle finish and dial on this one are A1  -  it will make an excellent example of a period RF signal generator.  This model has a decent dial and is quite stable to use (once you let it warm up and of course get the electronics sorted out)    All tidy inside too.

For restoration  £28      UK delivery £12   

1950's AVO RF Generator Mk III
For restoration.   Tidy chassis,  the lettering on the case is not great.  But the important bit, i.e. the dial is good.   Going cheap to a good home!

For restoration  £15     UK delivery £10   

1940's AVO Electronic test meter
For restoration.   Looks in good shape bar a missing mains lead.  Not tested at all but saying that there is not a great deal to go wrong.  It looks nice if nothing else. 

For restoration  £15     UK delivery £10   

C1960 Eddystone S870 receiver
For restoration or maybe spares?  On offer here is a unique opportunity to own a custom S870 receiver.   In other words someone in the past lost or smashed the tuning dial and decided why not just scribble one out by hand.   A lot of work would have gone into that and it's quite well done.   But the hand painted Eddystone badge has a touch of Frankenstein  about it.    To put a mark on the back panel the mains socket has been removed and replaced with an IEC connector.   Inside the cabinet it's not so bad.  Some caps have been replaced but it looks about right to me.  Have a look at the pictures if nothing else.   Good knobs :-)   

For restoration / miracle  £25      UK delivery £10   

We will have some more stuff on here shortly including some proper receivers :-)   

A little bit of BBC monitoring back in the 1960's     Those were the days.   No heating required.

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