All items are fully serviced in our workshop.  The internal and external appearance of each radio is restored to the highest possible standards.  We stress safety and reliability in all our restoration projects,  you can rest assured that any receiver purchased from this page will give you many years of vintage radio enjoyment.

All restoration work is carried out sympathetically,  we try to preserve the originality of our radios as much as possible.

Each set is sold complete with a simple operating and care instruction sheet,  which will help you to get the most out of your new purchase  and keep it in 'out of the box' condition. 

All overhauled radios are sold with a six month return to base guarantee,  which even covers the valves and transistors for the full period of the warranty.

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Stock last updated 26/4/21

New items added on 21/4/21

If you have a twitter account,  you might want to follow @pasttimesradio for the latest updates,  news about items we have in and other light hearted things going on at Past Times Radio.    We have several other projects in development and occasionally some funny tales to share. 

Finally we have some new items and several more things on their way.   All ready to go now.  Thanks for your patience this past year,  RB 21/4/21

Stuff selling quickly again - it is good to be back.   More items on their way. 

C1957 Telefunken Gavotte 1063W  (valve) 
Finally we have some new items to show you and this time around they are top quality West German made things.   Don't worry the British stuff is in the pipeline too!      Here we have one of the classic mid sized Telefunken sets which not only looks the part but it also sounds beautiful for a smaller cabinet and has all the usual Telefunken tone control refinements and signal performance.    Fitted with the original speaker units, the original cabinet lacquer finish is excellent.   You need to have a look at the pictures.    All band coverage with the majority of VHF FM available up to about 102 MHz.   It has internal aerials for AM and VHF and I will supply some extra wire for SW  (although by default it uses the VHF dipole for strong SW signals).  To sum up  - not too big,  made from wood, sounds great.   It has had the full works overhaul inside.
Frequency Coverage LW/MW/SW and VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite + VHF dipole + sockets for SW etc
Dimensions 18" wide, 12" high, 8" deep
Price £225   UK Delivery £14   EU etc please ask -  prices keep changing!

1958 Schaub Lorenz GoldKlang 58   (valve)
Ok it's a special one.  Over the past few weeks whilst this has been on display in the workshop the few customer visitors that we have had in all remarked positively about this radio.   It is lovely.  The audio that is produced is absolutely first class,  now that some work has been carried out on the amp it has to be up there with the best.    The audio stage unusually uses a pair of ECL82 valves,  set up in push pull.  This saves on a few components for the designers but it works so well and does away with extra triode stages.  Speakers,  there are four of them in this model all balanced to give the best possible reproduction.  They are the original Shaub units and each in excellent condition.    There are lots of tone features,  boost / cut switches,  filters,  magic eye tuning,  split drive control for AM and VHF.   Yes it is the full German experience.     The cabinet is very glossy,  it had been re-glazed to some degree before we got it,  there are a few minor blemishes but nothing to take away from this magnificent piece of engineering.   The Germans certainly knew how to make a HiFi valve radio.  Makes almost anything sound good!  Have a good look at the pictures.   

Due to the value and rather huge glass tuning dial I am not going to entrust it to a courier,  it will be either personal delivery (and of course I will set it up for you and give driving lessons if needed) or you can come and collect it from the workshop by arrangement.     

Frequency Coverage LW/MW/SW and VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite + VHF dipole + sockets for SW etc
Dimensions 25" wide, 16" high, 9" deep


Price £650
including UK personal delivery.   
There will be an additional  surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and  £40 for Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!

Well afraid to say this one has gone.  Sold. 

1947 RAP 846   (valve)
I did mention something about having a British set and well if you are going to have but one this might be it.   Another design classic,   who else would build a wireless with a heavily chrome plated chassis  (and the transformer, speaker and so on) and then fit a glass viewing panel at the rear of the set so that the new owner could marvel at their glowing purchase.   It's brilliant,  and in such good condition.   The chrome work is smooth and corrosion free  -  all the radio is in great shape.   Slow motion tuning with a distinctive set of controls and excellent valve audio.   It is finished in a medium oak colour.   The RAP 846 is particularly good at short wave listening,  having three ranges and that unique pointer / large tuning knob arrangement.   Supplied with a suitably long wire antenna and the correct plug to fit in the back.   Have a good look at the pictures,  you will not be disappointed in this at all.   

Due to the value and that antique rear glass panel I am not going to entrust it to a courier,  it will be either personal delivery (and of course I will set it up for you and give driving lessons if needed) or you can come and collect it from the workshop by arrangement.     


Frequency Coverage LW/MW/3 SW ranges
Antenna - simple wire required.   
Dimensions 21" wide, 14" high, 12" deep


Price £495
including UK personal delivery.   
There will be an additional surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and  £40 for Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!


Sorry this one has gone too.   Briefly here and now gone.  Sold.

New stock just in.  All to be overhauled and sold as restored as soon as it is ready. 

Valve items

Nordmende Elektra  mid sized German woody  with bells and whistles.
RCA AR88D   WW2 comms receiver
Couple of Bush DAC90
Other items not yet unpacked  -  Lots of stuff boxed up in storage.   

Transistor items

Various Bush TR82 models
Dansette 222 in red
Roberts RT8 in red
Roberts R200 in blue and red
Roberts R707
Roberts RIC1 in red
Couple of Hacker Heralds,  both red models.
Roberts R606 in claret
Hacker Aviemore
Bush TR130 in tan
Roberts R404
Couple of nice USSR Selena B212 B215
Blaupunkt Diva ?
Lots of other items yet to be discovered in the treasure trove that is our boxed storage…. 



For interest and to give a better idea of the items we often have for sale, here is a selection of our recently sold radios.   If there is something below that you particularly like do get in touch as many things we have in stock never get as far as this website.   

1975 Roberts R606MB  (transistor) 
Here is another top quality Roberts radio.  Fitted in what we call a universal black  (it suits any room!) cabinet ,  the 606  was top of it's range back in the mid 70's.   Being an MB  that means Mains Battery,  so it has an internal mains power supply,  as well as a battery box.   VHF FM coverage was of cause standard on this model and another nice feature is separate tone controls for treble and bass. They just don't build them anything like this anymore.   Fully overhauled, all the usual suspect faulty bits replaced just in case and re-aligned.   The 606 is most likely the radio I get sent more often than not for repair.  They are well loved by radio nuts.
Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/ VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  6  C cells or use internal mains power supply (lead supplied) 
Dimensions 11" wide, 6.5" high, 4" deep

Price £75   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £22  - £38  GBP


Guess what.  This has sold too.   All gone. .

1969 Roberts R707  (transistor)
We have just sold one that was listed on the site last time around,  fresh off of the workbench here are two more  R707s.   First released this year the R707 was aimed right at the top end of the market.   You can tell this is a very early example as they had all black wave-change buttons and the main RF PCB is slightly different as they used a larger size of tuning coils.   Aimed as a direct competitor to Hacker Radio  -  this was pointed straight at the Sovereign customers.  It is all band and this model is the only one to use a pair of the large 996 6V lantern batteries,  which are commonly available.   Audio quality is superb  -  in this respect the 707 is by far the best radio they ever produced.   This particular one is in great shape throughout and has had the full electronic overhaul.

Just in case you are wondering about getting your 707 overhauled  (does it hiss but no radio signals?  If so that's the Intermediate Frequency module which is a real pain to repair)  and this would normally cost about £75  -  £85  for a full overhaul plus delivery.   Well worth doing if you like a good radio  -  I have the pleasure of working on several every month... 
 

Frequency Coverage LW, MW, SW  and VHF FM 
Antenna - internal ferrite etc with sockets.
Dimensions 13" wide 7" high, 4" deep
Batteries 2 6V lantern types.
Price  £150   UK Delivery  £10    Most of EU £22  - £38
Sorry this one has sold


1950 Bush DAC90A Ivory   (valve) 
A damage free,  very shiny Bush DAC90A, finished in the rarer Ivory coloured material.  I reckon for every 10 brown 90A's that come in we may get one like this, and generally they now have a stress crack on the top of the cabinet.   Pleased to say that this one does not follow the general rule and is crack free.   Like the brown sets they are very popular and work well in most situations with their internal frame aerial.     Fully overhauled,  looking great and ready for another 70 years…   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £185   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one has gone
   

1958 SABA Meersburg Automatic 11-Stereo  (valve)
Special radio time.  Yes it really is a special one.  A West German marvel of an automatic motor tuned wireless wonder.  Try saying that when you have had a few schnapps!  The sound quality this radio produces is wonderful,  they are just so good.  I am not over exaggerating  either.  It is a 4 speaker set up, which normally runs in "wide" mono mode but you can feed in a stereo source and then the amp with a push of a few buttons reconfigures itself to stereo.   Of course the built in VHF FM tuner pre-dates any stereo multiplex decoding.  That's not the fancy bit though   -  this radio has motor tuning.  You press a few buttons again and the tuner scans up and down, looking for stations.  It will even fine tune them in for you,  which is fun to watch the tuning knob rocking back and forth until it is locked on.   Of course you can do all this manually, again with a click of a switch.  There is impressive tone control and sensitivity on all bands.  SW is lively even when using just in the internal VHF dipole as an antenna. 
Next point is the condition  -  all you see is original.  The cabinet, cloth, dial and so on have just been polished and cleaned.  It's all as it left the factory some 60 years ago.  Another feature are the large piano key controls.  Each one lights up independently as it is pressed.  There is also a bright tuning indicator.   The entire radio and motor control has been thoroughly overhauled,  a complex job.  Time now to become someone's pride and joy.   It is not a cheap radio by any means,  needing  a good spot in the house to put it on display.   Similar sets quite often sell for over £1000 these days around Europe.     It is fabulous and from our perspective one of a kind.  Highly unlikely we will ever have another one.     

Frequency Coverage LW/MW / SW and full VHF
Antenna - Internal steering ferrite and dipole for vhf use. 
Dimensions 25" wide, 15" high, 11" deep
Price £625    including UK personal delivery.   There will be a surcharge of £25 for Cornwall and Scottish Highlands.    Afraid delivery outside of the British mainland is going to be a problem, although a meeting at a ferry port can be arranged.   Get in touch to discuss!

Sorry this one has gone too.  Sold in under 24 hours.   It has generated much interest!   


1946 Bush DAC90  valve 
As promised last time around here we have a fully overhauled Bush DAC90,  the original octal valved version of this classic design.   Nice to find one with a good cabinet and the rarer green print dial,  most of this model have a cream printed type.   The 90 runs a bit warmer than the later 90A due to the larger valves and heat build up from the dropper resistor,  it is important to allow a bit of space at the rear of this model for ventilation,  so please don't site it right next to a wall!   As is usual on the 90 the rear panel has been repaired,  I managed to make a perfect fitting patch out of a other dead DAC rear panel.   Great audio and sensitivity, the internal aerial works well and is slightly directional.  A highly recommended glossy Bakelite wireless.   
Frequency Coverage LW/MW
Antenna - Internal frame.
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £185   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this has gone.  Sold.   

1946  Roberts P5A   AC transportable receiver
This is an interesting one too.  Although built in the same cabinet as the more common Roberts P4D model the chassis is totally different.   It is a true AC only set with full size octal E30 valves, a mains isolating power supply and standard 6.3V heater filaments.   Which all means no battery valves so the audio quality is considerably better than any other the other larger Roberts radios of this time.   Time warp condition,  the photo at the bottom of the chassis internals was actually taken before the radio was overhauled.   One for the collectors, I doubt there are many better examples of this model out there.    Really tempted to keep it for the workshop display!
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW /SW 
Antenna - internal frame with sockets for external aerials.
Dimensions  12" wide 10" high, 7" deep

Price  £175  UK Delivery  £14    Most of EU £25  - £45
Sorry this classic Roberts has gone. Sold.

C1975 Roberts R505   (transistor) 
I am pleased to report we have finally some nice overhauled Roberts Radios to list on the site.  Here is a  claret version of this popular model.  It is the perfect radio for the kitchen or caravan,  with good VHF FM coverage and sound quality from it's medium sized cabinet.  Fully overhauled and ready for use.     Also has the benefit of a socket on the back for use with a negative centre pin 9V AC to DC  power adaptor which we can supply at cost for an additional £18   (this is a decent quality Mascot unit). 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Frequency coverage   -  LW / MW / VHF FM
Dimensions 10" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price £65    UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £20  - £35  GBP   
Sorry this has gone.  Sold.

1935 Volksempfanger VE301W     Valve
Here we have our German radio star.   I say star as this is the radio that was used in the production of the BBC Radio 3 documentary "Radio Controlled" which aired earlier on this year on national radio.   The entire program is still available on the BBC radio player via the Radio 3 website  -  look for the Sunday Feature.   One of those pictures you see here is the presenter Robert Worby clutching the volks on a windy day last December.   I made a little vocal contribution to this too and you can hear me twiddling the radio and making some comments during the program.   Well worth a listen (and many thanks again to Andrew Carter who produced the feature, spending hours and hours putting it all together).   Well done.     Anyway back to this radio.  It has been put back into working order and now goes reasonably well.   The performance was never so great and it does need a really long wire antenna to get anything like decent reception.    As the saying goes,  it is what it is.   A genuine, 1930's Volks, or peoples receiver.  Made for spreading propaganda to the masses.   There is so much on the internet now about this type of radio I there is little point in me going over it all again.  Condition wise the cabinet and trim are all excellent,  it has the proper original spec valves fitted.   In use you have to do much twiddling,  taming the reaction control and fiddling with the various antenna taps to get a decent signal.   It's rather like trying to drive a 1920's car.  Lots of manual adjustments to make whist trying to drag BBC 5 live out of the noise.    Supplied with a long length of antenna wire to get you going (this will need to go outside).
Frequency Coverage LW and MW
Antenna -   LONG wire required unless you live next door to a transmitter.
Dimensions 10.5" wide, 14" high, 7 " deep
Price £195     UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £36  GBP

Here is the link for the BBC R3 Sunday Feature,   Radio Controlled
Sad to have to say that this one is sold. 

1946 Philips 170A   (Valves)
Philips first new UK chassis design released after the end of WW2 they came back with a vengeance.  Personally I'd go as far as saying this was the best of all the 1940's Philips,  it's a no compromise machine with all the "bells & whistles".  First and foremost is the inclusion of an extra RF stage.  What a difference this makes too.    How many vintage radios do you know of that pick up literally hundreds of SW stations with both the internal and external aerials disconnected ?   With just a 6" screwdriver in the aerial socket I was listening to All India Radio on the test bench!   The cabinet.  Not so long back in the vintage press it was described as the Rolls Royce of Bakelite radios.  It is.  Simple as that.  All the curves are exactly in the right places and this one is free from any cracks or damage.  The Bakelite still has it's original high gloss finish and looks fantastic.   The cloth and all other trim is original,  in good order.   Finally the enamel Philips badge finishes  off the front panel in style.   Truly a glorious performing and looking radio,  it will beat a "round Ekco" any day of the week in my world.   This won't be here long,  get it  -  you won't be disappointed.   Fully overhauled. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna -  internal plate aerial (works very well) with sockets.
Dimensions  20" wide 14" high, 7" deep
Price  £295    UK Delivery £25  (special)   Most of EU £30 -  £44 GBP approx.
Sorry this is sold.   Here and gone in 24hrs!

1953 Pye P75
Rightly so,  this is one of our top selling valve radios.  An attractive little wooden thing -   that you find a space for, plug it in and start to enjoy.   Good sound quality from an ample sized Goodmans speaker,  and it's internal frame aerial make this an ideal vintage radio for use anywhere in the house.  For SW reception you'll need a length of wire connected to the antenna socket on the back.  Fully overhauled and working just as it was 60 odd years ago,  with an immaculate original finish cabinet.   Recommended to all.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna - internal frame for LW/MW with sockets for external.
Dimensions  16" wide 12" high, 7" deep
Price £125    UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sold. 

1955 Roberts R66  (valve mains portable)
Speaking of earlier valved Roberts portables,  here is one such thing.  A red one too at that which tends to make a difference to some.   Again in excellent overhauled order complete with a new set of valves.  Unlike many valve portables of that time this one also has an internal mains power supply so there is no need to mess about with 90V batteries.   Excellent audio and sensitivity,   the antenna is very directional on this model which means you will need to swivel the case about on its turntable to get best reception.    One final thing since taking the photos I have removed the little marks on the front grille.
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket
Batteries  -  use internal mains supply or 90V HT 1.5V LT
Dimensions 9" wide, 7" high, 5" deep
Price £95  UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP  Sorry this is sold.

1937 Pilot U355 (Valve)
Pilot made some nice looking wireless sets fitted in heavy good quality wooden cabinets. This is one of them  -   the U suffix does not mean Universal,  it does have a proper AC mains transformer just in case you are not familiar with Pilot thinking.   Yes they as far as I know were the only company to do that.    The clock face dial is particularly ornate and has each relevant section illuminated depending on what band is selected.  Good sensitivity  and plenty of proper valve audio on tap.   Have a look at the pictures for more.
Frequency Coverage  MW, LW and SW 
Antenna -  wire needed   (supplied)
Dimensions 21" wide, 12" high, 9" deep

Sorry this is sold.

1945/6 Philips 371A  (Valve)   
We have been busy again in the new workshop polishing Bakelite.  It's beautiful.  The 371A case was based on a pre-war Philips design,  with the chassis slightly modernised with octal EF39, ECH33 etc type valves.  Performance is good on all bands  with just a short antenna.  There is a switched tone selector,  one position for speech and the other more rounded position for music.  The circular tuning dial is back lit and is fully illuminated when the radio is switched on.  A proper vintage radio which is not too big,  looks superb and just the thing to put in your home and enjoy. 

Frequency Coverage  LW/MW/SW
Antenna - simple external wire needed.
Dimensions 15" wide, 9" high, 7" deep
Price £195   UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £25  -  £35  GBP   Sorry this is sold

1962 Roberts R200  (transistor)   
Tan R200 models always seem to be filthy and are the most difficult to clean.  We didn't have that problem however with this one,  which I think has been stored away in a box for most of its life.   Even the handle is original and in good order  -  they usually split and need replacing.   Great fun and a good sounding proper wood portable.  None of that MDF, or self destructing audio amplifier chips in here  (take note Roberts!)      Later version of the R200 which as always has had its transistors replaced,  amongst the other bits that wear out.    Not many originals left now in good order like this. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW 
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with sockets
Batteries  -  1 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 8.5" wide, 6" high, 3.5" deep
Price £80   UK Delivery £11   Most of EU £22  -  £35  GBP   Sold.

1965 Hacker Herald  RP30 (transistor)
For the MW and LW enthusiast,  here is a tidy Herald to listen to Europe on.   Every bit as good audio as the all singing and dancing Sovereign  (less VHF of course), this one finished in a nice blue cabinet with the earlier, more colourful tuning dial.    Great rich tone from the huge Celestion speaker fitted as standard in all Heralds of this time.   Very clean inside and out.   
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod with socket.
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price £85   UK Delivery £10   Most of EU £25 GBP    Sold.

1953 Pye P76F  (valve)
The F tells you that this is the better of the two P76 models,  F stands for frame,  so it has an internal aerial which gives very good results for most situations.  This example sounds as good as it looks,  the 76 was one of Pye's best  machines of the 1950's.  Incorporating all kinds of elaborate feedback in the audio amplifier,  it really does kick out the bass and makes AM sound much better than anything else from the 1950's  The cabinet still has its original factory finish which has polished up well.  Perfect for everyday use around the house.  Yet another highly recommended radio from the Pye factory of Cambridge!   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna -  internal frame aerial  (external wire recommended for SW)
Dimensions  19" wide 15" high,  7" deep
Price £150    UK Delivery £14   Most of EU £28  -  £35  GBP
Sorry this one is sold.

1965 Hacker Sovereign  RP18  (transistor)
This is the first in a great line of all band portable radios.   Hacker were simply the best of the best and no one will change my mind about that.  Simply put for 20 years they made the highest quality transistor radios here in the UK.  Roberts were good but not quite this good!  Anyway this is the first of the Sovereign flagship models and a good example it is too.   All the dodgy transistors have been replaced which is the problem that plagues the Sov. 1 radio.     Audio is excellent on all bands,  with plenty of bass and treble in all the right places.  I have tweaked the VHF alignment a bit so that the upper range will extend to Classic FM here in the UK.    Hacker paid special attention to the audio circuitry and as such the amplifier is far more linear than many other portable sets.  Separate boards are used for FM, AM and AF circuitry.   We had to replace the telescopic antenna as this was badly damaged at the base.   Inside there is still the original supplied jack plug for use with the input sockets on the top panel.  As the saying goes,  top notch. 
Frequency Coverage  LW/ MW/VHF FM
Antenna - Internal ferrite rod  / telescopic with sockets
Batteries  -  2 of PP9  9V
Dimensions 12" wide, 9" high, 5" deep
Price  £145   UK Delivery  £12   Most of EU £22  - £38
Sorry this one is sold.

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