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.

If there is a radio here that you would like,  but you feel that you would not be able to do some or all of the work required,  a price is quoted for us to do a full guaranteed overhaul.  If there is a specific part of the restoration that you would like us to do such as the electronics side of things this is fine too,  just email or telephone us to discuss your requirements.  We are very flexible and will work to your requirements.

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You should not expect the restoration projects to work correctly as purchased, repairs may be required before it is safe to connect them to the mains supply.

Surely there is room for just one more radio?

Stock last updated on 12/11/18
New items added on 12/11/18

There can be  significant savings on delivery costs when you purchase more than one item on the same order.  Overseas customers please contact for a quote, the EU prices are only intended as a rough guide.

We have a good selection of battery and valve portables in at the moment.   More traditional valve radios here soon.

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We now have two pages of restoration projects.  Click on the Roberts radio to go to page two,  where you will find more valve and lots of transistor vintage DIY radios. 

1955 Philips 353A
Fancy a decent sounding VHF Bakelite radio to play with? Well you are not likely to go far wrong with this model from Philips.  Usually speaking the FM bit is very reliable  -  in fact it's the tuning drive cords that are the complicated part.    You will be pleased to hear though that the strings are fine on this example.   Very clean and tidy, no damage to report.    Should be a straightforward restoration project. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna -  internal with sockets for AM etc 
Dimensions  15" wide 10" high, 7" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate. 
Price  £40   (£140 overhauled)  UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £25 - £36

1947 Murphy 146 console
This is in good original condition and it's the better twin chassis version.  Push pull output stage and lots of volume.    Expect top quality audio and signal performance from this model  -  it is the Vulcan bomber of radios!     You will have to come and collect it though or come to some kind of arrangement with us as it is too wide to send by our normal service.   Will make an A1 example. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 26" wide, 32" high, 9" deep
Restoration Difficulty   1.5 intermediate
Antenna -  simple wire needed. 
Price  £70   (£250  overhauled)
To be collected 

1954 Vidor CN429
Excellent,  indeed lovely condition throughout,  this green and grey version of the 429 is by far the rarer colour scheme to find.    At 64 years of age it is looking good.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 8" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal plate aerial.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate
Batteries 90V ht 1.5V lt
Price  £35 (£call overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £20 - £36

1954 Vidor CN429
Here we have another one.   Finished in red,  fake snake.  Somewhere down this web page there should also be some mock croc.   All going on here….    Good original condition. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 8" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal plate aerial.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate
Batteries 90V ht 1.5V lt
Price  £32  (£call overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £20 - £36

1954 Murphy U198M
Most Murphy products were big heavy well made items.  Well they retained the well made bit for this design,  just squeezed it into a case about half the size of a Bush DAC90A.  This one is in good original condition,  with a good cabinet and tuning dial.  All bits present and correct. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 5" deep
Antenna -  internal with socket for wire
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy
Price  £30  (£100 overhauled)  UK Delivery £12  Most of EU £22 - £36

1956 Regentone DP2
This is rather nice for a Regentone, who unfortunately were not exactly known for their exciting, groundbreaking ideas.    A dinky little maroon Bakelite radio about the size of a Pilot little Maestro or Tesla Talisman.  Built on a proper chassis this example is in good original order,  no damage and all the trim is clean and tidy.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod
Dimensions 11" wide, 6" high, 4" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1 -  easy
Price  £25  (£95 overhauled)  UK Delivery £12  Most of EU £22 - £36

C1956 MasterRadio Sundown Sapphire
Continuing our midget radio selection this was a good find and by all accounts is quite a rare item.   MasterRadio was a small British manufacturer producing American looking compact wireless sets.  Apart from a bit of heat deterioration  around the dropper resistor area of the rear panel this one has survived well with no cabinet damage and a good dial.  Electrically all pretty basic AC/DC stuff so do not try and earth the chassis,  it will NOT end well :-)   I quite like the fact that they used the same RS style knobs as Roberts, Fender and several other manufacturers.  RS were onto a very good thing!   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod
Dimensions 10" wide, 7" high, 5.5" deep
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Price  £40  (£125 overhauled)  UK Delivery £12  Most of EU £22 - £36

C1950 Pilot Little Maestro Model 10   
Going cheap.  No idea of the current state of operation but it looks to be complete.  Someone has converted the power supply to AC operation, and made quite a good job of painting the cabinet.  They did make green model 10s   The colour is pretty good,  and it has been painted internally too.   Worth a look.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna - internal ferrite rod
Dimensions 11" wide, 7" high, 6" deep
Restoration Difficulty   unknown...
Price  £20    UK Delivery £12  Most of EU £22 - £36

C1952 Vidor CN435   
This looks to have had some repair work completed already,  it came from a very good home and I would expect it is in working order.   I do like this colour scheme on the 435  - all of which has survived remarkably well.     
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 8" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal plate aerial.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate
Batteries 90V ht 1.5V lt
Price  £35  (£call overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £20 - £36


C1955 Ever Ready Sky Countess
All good and original with a clean cabinet.   Only thing I can spot are two missing screws to fix the chassis into the cabinet,  and bit of the covering material needs sticking back down on the inside of the lift up lid.  Very good.     
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Dimensions 8" wide, 8" high, 4" deep
Antenna -  internal ferrite rod.
Restoration Difficulty 1.5 intermediate
Batteries 90V ht 1.5V lt
Price  £30  (£call overhauled)  UK Delivery £10  Most of EU £20 - £36

1924 GECOPHONE BBC BC3250  two valve TRF 
Here we have another cracking Gecophone wireless,  the two valve version which is in a similar condition to the BC3000  -  it's totally original,  missing the two valves  (which are type D.E.R. Triodes)  Where have the valves gone?   -  that is a good question!   The top copper? Coloured panel needs a polish,   woodwork wise it's another "spent most of its life in a box job"  -  the GEC / BBC labels are particularly good here.     It's a wireless museum piece no less. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW
Antenna -   long wire required.
Restoration Difficulty   -  I'm not going to guess!   
Batteries 120V HT  2V LT
Dimensions   13" wide 5" high, 9" deep
Sorry it is sold.    New items arriving soon.

Wondering where all the transistor radio projects have gone?   We had to make some extra space  -  click the Roberts Radio to go to restoration projects page two.   Lots more valve and transistor goodies to be found here.
We will have some more valve radios as soon as the next batch arrives.     Keep checking the website.

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