This selection of vintage radio sets are for people who want to have a go at a DIY restoration.  We check them all  for obvious faults, and completeness.  A full description is given for each set,  together with a difficulty rating, so you should have a good idea what is required before you purchase an item. Where we have the service data,  it is included with the radio free of charge.   If you would like more details about a set,  then please feel free to telephone or email us.

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Philips 341A  (Valve)   
This one has a very small crack in the case on one back corner,   easily put right with a spot or two of epoxy resin applied to the inside of the case.  Other than that blemish everything else is good and clean and ready for an overhaul.   The Philips chassis fitted here was used in a multitude of models including sets badge engineered as Cossor and Mullard.   They tend to have good audio,  given the fancy feedback arrangement of the audio amplifier.    Pleased to report that the tuning drive cords are all fine,  it is a right old job to re-string them!   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5   -  moderate
Dimensions  16" wide, 10" high, 7" deep
Price  £25   (£175  overhauled)    UK Delivery  £15  EU etc ask

1950 Bush PB22  (Valve)   
This is a decent example of the large push button PB22,  which is fitted with a huge celestion speaker.   There are a few minor dings on the cabinet finish but nothing serious and it will polish up to make a really good example.   
So tuning wise you have the usual manual method plus a bunch of presets that you can tune with a screw driver.    The PB22 was the largest of the models that were derived from the well designed Bush AC11 chassis  -  and finding one in good original condition (as is the case here) is becoming quite difficult.    Hence us not having many new items on the website of late  -  I am starting to think that the supply of valve radio sets is drying up.   It is going to need a special order box to send this one out in. 


Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW with presets
Dimensions 23" wide, 16" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  frame type with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5   -  intermediate
Price  £40   (£250  overhauled and polished up)    UK Delivery  £20 EU etc ask

C1949 Philco 2852  (valve) 
Yet another wireless set that I cannot ever remember having on the website before,  this time from the British side of the Philco company.   Apart from a little chip of veneer at one back edge the woodwork is pretty good  -  needs a bit of elbow work and some decent wax to buff it up.   It has an interesting cabinet design,  something a bit different about it from the usual utility sets of the late 40's   No signs of messing about,  the chassis is free from rust.  All bits present and correct.   

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Dimensions 19" wide, 15" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  simple wire needed. 
Restoration Difficulty   1.5    intermediate

Price  £30   (£175 overhauled and polished up)    UK Delivery  £15 EU etc ask

1970's Toshiba RT333FL    (transistor)
Well we don't normally have this sort of portable on offer but this one is well preserved and has the potential to be a good retro radio.   Lets be honest it is getting on for 50 years old already!   Working reasonably well apart from noisy controls and needing a bit of a clean,  this Japanese made Toshiba also has a good working cassette deck in it!   The audio on FM sounds very crisp and has plenty of bass.   Will keep someone happy for a few hours over Christmas putting the old Tosh back into pristine working order.    Pictures… 

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM   + Cassette
Dimensions 12" wide, 8" high, 3" deep
Mains or battery operation.  Needs a fig 8 cable for mains use. 
Restoration Difficulty   1 Easy

Price  £15     UK Delivery  £10    EU etc ask

1950 Ekco A144  (valve)
Good original condition with a nice tidy cabinet.  The finish is a bit flat,  it needs a good buff up.  Chassis is clean and ready for the soldering iron!     We have overhauled many of this model in the past and have always been impressed with the sound quality on AM,  through the large Goodmans speaker that Ekco used.  Nothing else to report here,  check out the pictures for more. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna -  simple wire needed
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  intermediate

Dimensions  20" wide 13" high, 7" deep
Price now  £25   (£170  overhauled)    UK Delivery  £15  EU etc ask
Sorry this is sold.

1948 USA Stromberg Carlson 1400-H   (valve)
110V Bakelite broadcast receiver.      It goes by the name of "The Dynatomic"  That's MW only wrapped up in a lovely American compact style case.    All in excellent,  original condition.  Perfect for restoration I can't really find anything to complain about here.  The celluloid tuning dial is in very good condition  -   no sign of shrinkage.       Remember this one is 110V AC supply so you will need a suitable transformer to power it.   Have a look.

Frequency Coverage :- MW

Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 7" deep
Antenna -  internal with sockets etc
Restoration Difficulty  2   -  moderate
Price now  £40   (£185 overhauled)   UK Delivery £12 EU etc ask

C1954 Ekco A186   (valve)
Time for something different.    I always like to try and find a set that has not been featured on our website before  (getting hard to do now after 25 years or so) however here is a new one.   An export model no less from Ekco which has seven short wave band spreads and MW coverage.   No LW unfortunately but that was often the way for radios that were destined to live outside of Europe.   It has an RF amplifier stage and has been very well looked after,  both external and chassis are all ok.    Just an odd mark on the case and I can see some of the wax capacitors have been replaced.    One thing I am not exactly sure about is the panel lamp,  it looks a bit large to me however Ekco did tend to use pigmy style bulbs in some of their models.   Has a very pretty,  colourful tuning dial too.     Have a look at this special project.
Frequency Coverage :- MW and 7 SW bands
Antenna -  simple wire required. 
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  intermediate
Dimensions 19" wide, 15" high, 9" deep

Price now £45    (£275  overhauled)  UK Delivery £15  EU etc ask

1966 Roberts R303  (transistor)
Finished in a very rare dark teal colour,  this Roberts is well worth putting a bit of effort into.   Nice straight example,  cosmetically it just needs a really good scrub up with a toothbrush.   The modules in the 303 are easy to get out and repair.  Don't be put off by the "do not touch" stickers on them!

Frequency Coverage LW and MW 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 10" wide 6" high, 3" deep
Batteries 1 9V PP9 type.
Price  £15  (£75 overhauled)  UK Delivery £9.50  EU etc ask

1945 Pye P15A    (valve)   
The 15A was one of the first British domestic radios to be produced after the end of world war two.  Certainly it was the first domestic  Pye radio product  for about 5 years.  Gone were the rising sun labels and in came the new Pye logo. This is a nice original example,  with a decent looking cabinet.    When overhauled the sound produced is well rounded,  if you like warm valve audio then you will be pleased with this radio.   Like many later Pye offerings you have a switched tone selector with various settings for speech and music.   Even though it's a short superhet  performance on all bands is lively  -  for those in the know this radio uses a EBL31 for audio which is basically two valves in one bottle.  Clever.
Frequency Coverage :- MW, LW and SW
Antenna -  simple wire required. 
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  intermediate
Dimensions 21" wide, 15" high, 11" deep

Price  £40   (£180 overhauled)    UK Delivery £15  EU etc ask
Sorry this one is sold.

1960 Bush TR82C   (transistor)      ref 1
We have a quite a stash of nice Bush TR82 radios in at the moment all of which are available for you to restore.  Read on…

This is the earlier Mk1 version of the chassis,  with OC series transistors.   No damage to case or trim.    All intact,  will make an excellent example of the classic Bush 60's radio.

Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price now £20   (£90 overhauled  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

1959 Bush TR82B  (transistor)      ref 2

There is a chip out of the edge of the back panel,  otherwise another good clean example.   Being the B version it is finished in light brown plastic with brown end panels and brass trim.   

Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW
Dimensions 13" wide, 9" high, 3" deep
Price £20   (£90 overhauled  UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

1950 Murphy A186  (valve) 
Here's a nice original Murphy baffle set for you to do a light restoration job on.   By that I mean the radio is working pretty well as is,  including the magic eye.   The speaker has an annoying rattle,  which sounds like a loose washer somewhere   -  no doubt you will figure that one out.   Someone has made a good replacement back panel and replaced the usual suspect capacitors on the chassis.   All in all the radio is in excellent shape and I think will make someone very happy!     We need the space in the workshop for all the repair jobs that keep coming in…     
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/SW
Antenna - internal frame,  external aerial recommended. 
Dimensions 22" wide, 18" high, 8" deep
Price now  £40   (£185 overhauled)      UK Delivery £15  EU etc ask

1954 Murphy A212 (valve)
Another interesting Murphy.  It is a good while since we last had  this model for sale.  It has the usual Murphy quirks,  as you can see the chassis is mounted horizontal at the bottom of the cabinet  -  behind the tuning dial.   This is a good original example with a reasonable cabinet finish,  the main fault is a bit of veneer missing from one back corner.  Plenty to keep your polishing arm healthy.  Another high quality piece of British engineering.   Remember that?       
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna - external aerial required.
Dimensions 19" wide, 16" high, 6" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 -  intermediate
Price now  £25    (£175  overhauled)   UK Delivery £15  EU etc ask

1956 GEC BC5645  (valve)   
One of the better GEC radios with VHF for you to tackle.  We have "done" many just like this over the years and all performed well.   This one is in a pretty good state bar the holy cloth.  Has a good clean Bakelite case  -  I can see that the mains smoothing cap can has been replaced.  Having VHF and and a mains transformer makes this one worth resurrecting. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /  VHF FM
Dimensions 17" wide, 11" high, 8" deep
Antenna -   internal with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate. 
Price now £25   (£195 overhauled)  UK Delivery £15   EU etc please ask. 


1976 Hacker1976 Hacker Aviemore RP78 (transistor)
Two available.  First off is the brown version,  all complete bar the tip of the telescopic antenna.  Little bit dirty but will clean up with foam spray ok (toothbrush to the rescue!)   
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod / telescopic whip
Frequency Coverage  LW, MW and VHF FM
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 9.5" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price £15   UK Delivery £10   EU etc ask

C1962 Baird 244  (transistor)
At first glance I thought that this was a battery valve portable,  given the dimensions of the case and the fact that it is the first time we have ever had this Baird radio available to offer you.  Upon opening it up though those familiar "cold cathode" beasties are lurking on the PCB.  Can't say I have ever seen another one.   It's a lovely old thing,  in green, beige and a touch of gold.   No damage,  it's survived remarkably well.  It uses a sensible battery and I reckon given the speaker in here it ought to sound good on MW.     

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -  ferrite rod with socket on side
Dimensions  10" wide 6" high, 4" deep at base
Battery    -  single 9V PP9

Price £12    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

C1972 Grundig Music Boy  (transistor)
Mid range offering from Grundig,  this model has the same innards as the well though of "Elite Boy" model.  All band with the potential for excellent, HiFi audio from this compact radio.  It's all clean and tidy, the often damaged telescopic antenna has survived all ok.  Have a look at the pictures for more.   
Frequency Coverage  MW / LW / SW and VHF FM
Antenna -   ferrite rod / telescopic / antenna sockets
Batteries 1 of 9V PP9
Dimensions 11" wide, 7" high and 3" deep

Price £15    UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask
Sorry this is sold.

1953 Ferguson 325A  (valve)   
Dusty and original,  just how we like 'em!   There is a bit of light wear on the cabinet finish which will wax over,  it is all  basically good.   Ferguson put a decent chassis in this model and a large elliptical speaker for good measure too.  Will make a good set for someone.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /  SW
Dimensions 21" wide, 15" high, 7" deep
Antenna -   simple wire required. 
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate. 
Price now £25   (£195 overhauled)  UK Delivery £!5     EU etc please ask. 

1953 Ferguson 325A  (valve)    Set 2
No it's not a mistake,  we have two of them in stock at the moment.  Similar sort of condition,  ripe for restoration.   Ferguson made some good things back then.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /  SW
Dimensions 21" wide, 15" high, 7" deep
Antenna -   simple wire required. 
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate. 
Price now £25   (£195 overhauled)  UK Delivery £!5     EU etc please ask. 

1961 Hacker RP10 Herald  (transistor)
The original transistor Hacker,  which electrically has little resemblance to the later,  slightly less complicated Heralds.  A good one to restore as RP10's when fettled do work very well and have particularly good quality Goodmans speakers in them.  This one is all ok,  it looks like a couple of the knob brass caps are the wrong material,   you could nick some of them from a defunct Roberts set if needed.   They are the same.  Has a nice handle too. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 11" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries 2 PP9 9V types 
Price £15   UK Delivery £10  EU etc ask

1953 Ekco U199 (valve)
On offer this time is a well preserved Ekco radio.  U199's run on the popular U40 series of valves and as such there shouldn't be any nasty surprises.  .  Expect well above average audio quality from this plastic fantastic Ekco!
Frequency Coverage LW, MW and 3 MW presets
Restoration Difficulty 1  -   Easy
Antenna - internal frame with sockets.
Dimensions 17" wide, 11" high, 8" deep

Price now  £30  (£150 overhauled)  UK Delivery £15 EU etc please ask.

1952 Philips BG414A   (valve)   
Yet again another informative Philips model number!   Well,  you know.  Whatever this one has stood the test of time well and has been preserved in good original condition.  The Bakelite and dial are bright and clean and I am so pleased to report that the tuning drive wires and cords are intact.  They are a nightmare and a half to replace on this chassis.    Well if that hasn't put you off have a look at the pictures.  Got a bit of style about this one I think.  No damage.
Frequency Coverage LW, MW and SW
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate.   
Antenna - simple wire needed. 
Dimensions 17" wide, 11" high, 7" deep

Price now  £35  (£225 overhauled)  UK Delivery £15 EU etc please ask.

C1947 Allander  4653  (valve)
Now for something rare.   A valve wireless,  made in Scotland.   One of many small engineering firms set up to produce wireless sets around the UK after the war.   Most disappeared by the mid 50's and I suspect Allander Industries Ltd went the same way?  Or maybe not.   Something for you to research maybe.    Proudly stating made in Scotland on the back I can't say I have come across another one.   It is a fairly standard 5 valve octal superhet with a 1940's style wooden cabinet.    Yes there are some scratches,  in reality the photos make them look worse but the whole item is intact and there appears to be no signs of any messing about inside.   I like the logo  -  bit of a nod to HMV maybe?    Curvy inside and out,  and very much worth sorting out.   We picked this one up from near to Perth so it has a bit of history too.
Have a look at the pictures. 

Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Dimensions 18" wide, 10" high, 9" deep
Restoration Difficulty   1.5 intermediate
Antenna -  simple wire needed. 
Price now  £35   (£250 overhauled / polished )  UK Delivery £15 EU etc please ask.

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