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 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 also,  just email or telephone us to discuss your requirements.


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


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Stock last updated on 5/6/03

1950 Etronic ETA 5316  (Valve)
Here we are,  back again with another load of vintage fun.  On offer this time is a very slim line wireless.  It does have a few light scratches on the sides of the cabinet,  nothing nasty at all  -  a bit of scratch cover polish will do the business.   Most people don't know the brand name Etronic,  funnily enough though we seem to have repaired quite a few recently  -  including one just like this.  I remember it being a good sounding radio  -  it should be really with that huge speaker assembly.   All the bits of trim are original and in good order,  this one has a good dial too.  Completely original and un-molested.     
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external aerial required (length of wire)
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy 
Dimension 17" wide, 15" high, 6" deep.
Price  £35   (£100 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  15 Kg packed

1953  Pye P76   (valve)
Top notch domestic receiver from Pye.  The engineers who designed this radio spent a lot of time messing about with the audio feedback circuitry,  which gave the end result of superb audio reproduction.  Get the capacitors sorted out and you will find a 76 hard to better.   This is a nice original example,  it does have a few minor marks on the top panel,  nothing that won't sort it self out with some burnishing cream and a bit of polish though.  On the inside there is no sign of any messing ,  the painted chassis looks to be in mint condition  -   everything has 5 mm of fluff,  just as we like it.  If you fancy an overhauled 76F take a look at the restored radios page.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external aerial required (length of wire)
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  - intermediate.
Dimension 20" wide, 15" high, 8" deep.
Price  £35   (£100 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  15 Kg packed

1947 Ekco A52  (valve)
I don't think we have had an A52 for sale before.   It's a rather well built affair,  Ekco did occasionally make some really nice wooden cabinets.  Recognise the knobs ?  Well they are straight off it's round sister the A22.  In fact they also used the same pattern for the other large Bakelite radio, the A23.  This one has 3 switched SW bands together with the other usual AM frequencies.  All the coloured band inserts around the centre knob are present and in good order.  You are going to need to give this set a thorough polish,  although the marks you see on the photo actually look far worse than they really are.  I took the pictures outside and the flash has picked them all out !  The veneer work is fine,  this should make a really nice set.   The  dial, back and knobs are all in good order.    Looking at it's chassis,  it has had a replacement o/p transformer at some stage with no other obvious signs of the phantom fiddler  A set well worth restoring,  highly recommended. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /  3 SW bands
Antenna -  external aerial required (length of wire)
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  - intermediate.
Dimension 20" wide, 17" high, 7 " deep.
Price  £50   (£120 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  17 Kg packed

1947 Murphy A104 (valve)
The A104 was one of the original baffle board type receivers.  Usual strange Murphy madness,  this set weighs far more than you would expect.  I guess the steel back panel and foot don't help much in this respect.  Yes that's right,  it's steel and this radio is not going to vibrate it's way around your table.   The baffle cabinet is in good order,  with it's original finish intact only really needing a rub over with some burnishing cream.  The black painted bits on the sides just need a bit of touching up  (we use a permanent black marker pen for this  -  apply a bit of wax on top of  it and buff). All the important bits, the dial, cloth etc are all fine.  There is no sign of any work being done in the last 50 years on the chassis.  Not a common find, designed to sound as warm and cosy as any valve radio should.  Well worth the effort of sorting it out.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external length of wire required.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  22" wide, 17" high, 6" deep
Shipping Weight  20 Kg packed
Price  £48   (£120 overhauled) 

1955 Ferguson 372A   (valve)
In this sort of radio you almost always expect to find an AC/DC chassis.  Not here though,  it uses a standard AC power supply.  This one has VHF coverage too,  which often helps  -  especially if you like Radio 2.    It's all in original condition,  the cabinet is a bit worn around the edges  -  you might want to touch up the paint / lacquer finish.  The cloth, dial, knobs and back are all just as they should be.  As VHF radios go this one is not too complicated so it's probably  OK for someone with limited experience. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /  SW / VHF FM
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  - intermediate.
Dimension 20" wide, 14" high, 6 " deep.
Price  £30   (£100 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  11 Kg packed

1950 Bush AC11  (valve)
Bush made this radio one of their first to use the quick remove chassis  system.  You only need to remove the knobs,  take out two screws and unplug a couple of wires to lift out the chassis,  making a big improvement on their earlier designs which would take the wireless repair man half an hour to strip down.   I doubt it saved the owners any money,  but I guess it  made life easier for us engineer types.  You can expect good performance really from any of the Bush radios  of this line,  such as the AC11,31,34,41 and so on.  One benefit on this model is the inclusion of an internal frame type aerial which I've found to be more than adequate.  This is a nice original example ,  no messing apparent.  The top of the case does have a few marks,  overall it's appearance is good and still has the original finish.  There is a bit of corrosion on the exposed bits of the chassis.  Nothing major though and there is no corrosion on any of the aluminium parts.    All trim parts original and fault free. 

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Dimensions 20" wide, 13" high, 7" deep
Antenna -  frame type with sockets for SW etc.
Restoration Difficulty  1.5   -  intermediate
Price  £35  (£95 overhauled)   Shipping Weight 13 Kg
Reserved

C1961 Pye 1107  (valve)
Hmm.  Dog ugly but it's got valves so it must be good.  You know you want it,  really.  Seriously though I know of several collectors of 60's radios so I'll try not of offend anyone :-) 
Apart from the brass work which needs half an hour with some fine wire wool and Brasso the rest of this monstrosity is in great order,  well if you don't count the odd knobs.  The wooden cabinet is scratch free,  the electronics are original and full of dead spiders.  Great.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF
Antenna -  internal aerials with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  forgot to measure it,  usual 60's wide screen radio.
Price  £18   (£85 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  15 Kg packed
Please buy me before that evil Richard builds a bonfire :-(

1950 Cossor 501AC Melody Maker (Valve)
It's a woody cossor.  They come in either Bakelite or walnut veneer.   Just as we like them this is original complete with dust and spiders.  Cabinet wise the top needs a good waxing,  I've also spotted a single worm hole on the front of the cabinet.   After having a good look around I have found no other signs of infestation.  It looks like it's been there for decades,  but just to be sure it's had a squirt of cuprinol worm killer.  When you wax the cabinet you will fill the tiny hole, never to be seen again.  Good dial, back and surround.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /  SW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimensions 17" wide, 11" high,  8" deep.
Price  £33  (£90 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  10 Kg packed

C1950 Pye P35  (valve)
This is a rare thing.  It looks like a common Pye P19,  but it isn't.  It's the slightly later version which has a loctal EF22 if stage.  Frequency coverage is more or less the same, with 6 SW band spreads and the usual LW/MW to twiddle.  The cabinet is the same as the earlier version,  and this example is in lovely condition.  You won't need to do much with the cabinet.    It looks like the on/off switch is duff as there is a push switch fitted on to the back cover  -  a common "repair" that turns up on lots of Pye and Phillips radios.   Looking at the chassis everything looks to be in right place,  and better still un-molested.  If like me short wave radio is your thing,  and you fancy a proper valve radio to listen to it on,  then I recommend something like this.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / 6 SW band spread
Antenna -  external wire required
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate
Dimension 20" wide, 15" high, 9" deep.
Price  £45  (£125 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  20Kg packed   Reserved

1954 Marconiphone  T38A (Valve)
Here is another good one for a starter to valve radio restoration.  There shouldn't be any nasty surprises on this straightforward superhet.  It's so original inside and out,  even to the extent of having a full set of original marconi valves.  The cabinet is pretty good in it's original finish -  everything is present and correct right through the radio.  Should make a good compact table top radio.  Supplied as ever with full service information.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external length of wire required.
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimension  -  16" wide, 15" high, 8" deep
Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed
Price  £30   (£85 overhauled) 

1960 Bush VHF91  (valve)
Long before we had 16:9 televisions we had widescreen radios.  Typical 60's styling on this Bush product.  The 91 though is a good set,  the chassis (it a proper one not a PCB) is well designed and for good measure they also included a Grundig tweeter.  When you have sorted out the usual bits and pieces expect very good reproduction,  especially on VHF.  This example is in good original condition,  and apart from a smiget of edging strip missing from one corner,  it's cabinet is perfect. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  moderate
Dimensions 22" wide, 11" high,  7" deep.
Price  £30  (£100 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed

1938 KB 730  (Valve)
This is a really nice looking wireless.   The original back is missing,  however some kind person made a replacement which fits well,  and is probably better than the original.  It's all very clean and tidy,  the only cosmetic faults I can find are a few spot marks on the tuning dial (see photo).  It's a superhet,  we have the full manufactures service manual for this model.  It uses British 7 pin valves,  and has a proper AC power supply.   Nothing else to moan about,  have a look at the pictures. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external short wire required
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  moderate
Dimensions 20" wide, 13" high, 9" deep.
Price  £55 (£140  overhauled)  Shipping Weight  16 Kg packed

1966 Ultra 6144 (transistor)
Well it's been too long since our last update.  Hope you like the latest additions,  there should be something here to drool over…
This little Ultra radio has survived well.  It might look a bit familiar too,  as there is also a Marconi badge version of the same set.  It's all there,  no damage and the telescopic aerial is complete,  in good order.  All the metalwork is in good order,  and the plastic cabinet just needs a quick clean up.  The battery compartment is clean,  with no sign of any battery leaks.  Recommended to all transistor radio fans.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW / Band spread MW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5 moderate
Dimension 12" wide, 6" high, 3" deep.
Batteries 2 PP7 9V (available from Farnel, CPC etc)
Price  £20   (£50 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  3 Kg packed

1938/39 Murphy A70  (valve)
Unmistakably Murphy,  they did make some really weird looking stuff.  I reckon this wireless is one of the best looking of that years batch.  The A70,  built to withstand a bomb  -  this one  obviously did,  and it's in really good nick.  It's completely original,  no messing anywhere inside or out.  The wooden cabinet only has very light scratches which will cover in a few minutes with some Rustin's polish.  The cloth and dial etc are in good shape,  only the rubber trim is starting to show it's age.  Looking at the chassis,  well it's the solid,  completely rust free,  blue painted type that all restorers love to see.  This one has a generous amount of fluff to keep it warm on a cold winters night !  As usual for Murphy the tuning drive is a dual speed type.   Good 1930's stuff is getting much harder to find,  as you'll know if you are a regular visitor to this site.  Get it while you can ! Superb. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /SW
Antenna -  external simple wire required
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate
Dimension 17" wide, 19" high, 7" deep.
Price  £120   
(£210 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  21 Kg packed

C1948 Portadyne U57  (valve)
Another clean and tidy woody radio.  This one is a good all rounder,   with a dropper resistor built to last forever (famous last words).  The only thing I can find  -  I could be wrong about this too,  are the knobs.  They look very bush like to me, but they are the right shape and style for this kind of radio  -  so really I am guessing.  I must be running out of drivel to write on these adverts !    Anyway there is no damage to report,  the chassis looks original,  the back panel and dial are intact and in good order.  Not too big either.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /SW
Antenna -  external simple wire required
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimension 19" wide, 12" high, 8" deep.
Price  £35    (£100  overhauled)  Shipping Weight 11 Kg

C1957 Ekco U319  (Valve)
On offer here is a little Bakelite ac/dc radio free from any cracks or  damage.  Cosmetically the only things that need doing are some touching up of the ivory coloured paint on the front panel,  and you will want to give the speaker cloth a good clean.  The dial / knobs / back etc are all well preserved.  You can see from the chassis photo that some capacitors have already been replaced,  I have a suspicion that if you fit a new mains cable this set might just work OK. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF
Antenna -  internal aerials with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  14" wide, 10" high, 7" deep
Price  £28  (£100 overhauled)   Shipping Weight  10 Kg packed

1950 Bush PB22 (Valve)
I really like the design of the PB22.  Electrically it's similar to the AC11 above,  with the addition of 4 extra preset stations.  The cabinet is a bit bigger and Bush made use of the extra space by fitting a larger speaker.  This example has been well preserved,  looking at the cabinet the only bit of wear is on one side of the top where some of the lacquer has worn.  A few of the station label tags are missing  - experience has told me that most of them if not all will show up in the bottom of the case when you take the quick release chassis out.  They always seem to fall into the 50 year old fluff blanket that forms on the bottom of vintage radios.  Chassis wise it's just as it should be,  not messed with.  I borrowed the UF41,  rest assured I'll fit another before it goes out.   As Bush radios go this one is not common at all,  get it whilst you can ! 

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW with presets
Dimensions 23" wide, 16" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  frame type with sockets
Restoration Difficulty  1  - easy 
Price  £45  (£110 overhauled)   Shipping Weight 18 Kg

C1954 Defiant MSH555  (valve)
Defiant was the brand name of the Co-op.  Unlike many of today's own brands back then Defiant was much more than simple badge engineering.  The reason why this set is cheap is due to a couple of cracks in the cabinet.    Both are tight and would be easy to repair.  The first is about 1 inch long and located on the bottom right hand corner.  The second is in the base running from the back edge inwards,  about 3 inches long.  That's it no more faults.  Unlike many Bakelite radios this one is not AC/DC.  Well worth saving,  555's are not common at all.

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Dimensions 15" wide, 12" high, 6" deep
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty  1 easy
Price  £25  (£95 overhauled)   Shipping Weight 10 Kg

1956 Murphy A262  (valve)
The 262 and 272 vhf radios from Murphy seem to be pretty reliable.  I say that because generally speaking their VHF heads don't need to be touched.  Most of the capacitors in the die cast box are ceramic and are unlikely to need disturbing.  The other capacitors on the IF stages and AF stages are easy enough to get at and test.  Make sure that you check the electrolytic cap which is connected up across the ratio detector (FM detector) -  they often fail and cause hideous distortion.  We have a couple of 262's in stock at the moment for restoration,  this one is in need of a good clean and polish.  Sound quality on this chassis is good,  with plenty of sensitivity on it's  internal aerials.  Spares are not a problem  -  we have several scrap sets in the junk shop.   

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM
Dimensions 29" wide, 18" high, 9" deep
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Price  £30  (£100 overhauled)   Shipping Weight 14 Kg

1935  GEC DC/AC4 BC3645   (valve)
From the days when Barretters  were all the rage on AC/DC receivers,  this is one of the better ones.   Some early AC/DC designs were intrinsically lethal.  Now if that statement has not put you off  -  good;  as GEC made some of the best quality receivers on the market at that time.   So take it as the spicy version of the more common AC4 from GEC.  The cabinet on this example is in very good original condition,  it hardly has any marks or signs of wear.  The tuning dial is as new,  it is very clear and bright.    You are going to need a set of suitable knobs.  One of the remaining two might be an original,  otherwise finding a set should not be too hard.     Looking at the chassis I can see a modification.  It been done well too,  and that is a valve base adapter for the o/p stage.    The output now runs on a common octal valve.   When I had a good look inside the box I also found a sheet of paper detailing the wiring inside the adapter, and the maths used to work out a suitable replacement valve !   I'll leave this in the cabinet for you.   Unfortunately the back panel is long gone.   An interesting challenge,  supplied with full service info. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external aerial required
Restoration Difficulty   2  -  moderate.
Dimensions  -  15" wide, 18" high, 8" deep
Price  £55   (£160 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  16 Kg packed

C1960 Marconi T69DA   (valve)
This VHF / AM radio is housed in a burgundy plastics cabinet, with the front panel painted in white.  I think it's acrylic plastic rather than Bakelite,  whatever it is you'll find that for a 40+ year old it's in great condition.  The paint job on the front is excellent,  and there are no scratches or marks on the rest of the case.   Like most later Marconi radios this one is built on a PCB and by this time they had moved on from using wax paper capacitors in the RF stages,  so generally speaking apart from electrolytics failing faults are more likely to be valves or resistors.  Sometimes the early pcb's are prone to dry joints too.  Hopefully I've not put you off,  this should be a decent sounding, and attractive radio with a little effort.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF
Antenna -  internal aerials with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  16" wide, 12" high, 6" deep
Price  £30   (£95 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  10 Kg packed

1954 Vidor CN429 Lady Margaret (valve)
It's a tiny battery valve portable.  Of cause you can't buy the 90V ht batteries anymore (not since the 1970's) but what you can do is to build or buy a mains power supply.  Finding good attaché case radios these days is getting harder,  most  of them seem to have badly worn coverings on their cases.  Not this one though.  It does need a good clean with some foam spray and I suggest using a nail brush to scrub out the grime.  This one is in good original condition,  complete with all fixtures and fittings.  On the inside there is no sign that the phantom fiddler has had his fingers out to play.   In dark green and cream / grey. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal plate aerial in lid
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  8" wide, 8" high, 4" deep  (closed)
Batteries  90V HT,  1.5V LT  (use power supply)
Price  £30   (£call overhauled)  Shipping Weight  4.5 Kg packed

1966 Bush VTR133  (transistor)
Bush crammed a lot of transistor  radio into this package.  One of the interesting things about this set is that it has the pirate radio stations,  such as Radio Caroline printed on the tuning dial.  The British government soon put an end to this advertising of illegal pop music stations,  so you won't often find this listen on a dial.  This is another good one for your collection,  apart from a little nick in one corner the covering and entire case is superb.  It does not even need a clean.  On the electronics front it's the usual mid 60's vhf tuner,  complete with half a dozen AF11X transistors.  I bet one or more will have a short circuit,  they usually do.  Or you could be lucky!    Supplied with full service info as ever. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM / BS MW
Antenna -  internal ferrite / telescopic with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  intermediate.
Dimension  -  15" wide, 8" high, 4" deep 
Batteries  1 of PP9  9V
Price  £25   (£60 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  5 Kg packed

1946 Bush DAC90  (Valve)
Everybody wants a Bush DAC90,  the original octal valved version of the classic Bakelite radio.   This early type  is getting very hard to find in one piece these days.  As you can see from the picture the CL33 output pentode is in excellent condition,  the best we've ever had  -  free from any cracks or scratches.    All eight yes there are eight pins are still in one piece as straight as the day they came out of the Mullard factory.  Not visible from this picture but clearly printed are the letters CL33 and Mullard.   The Bakelite base could do with a quick buff with Bake-O-Brite to get rid of a few fingerprints.    All you need to complete this project would be a CCH35, EF39, EBC33 and a CY31.  You might also want to look out for a chassis, some capacitors, resistors and a few knobs.  A couple of switches will come in handy if you don't want to get a bad back unplugging it every time you get fed up with Radio 4.  Other bits you'll need are a cabinet, some valve sockets and a bit of wet string to make an aerial from.   The only problem is that the heater on this wonderful,  dare I say it  - superb  CL33 is open circuit,  but I've come up with a method of winding resistance wire around the outside of the glass envelope and connecting it up to heater tapping on the mains transformer.  Indirect heating  …. Easy.

Project update 6th June 2003

My good friend John from Frankfurt has come up with a couple more novel ways to get around the faulty heater problem.   His first suggestion is to mount the base  on long wires and place the CL33 in the microwave oven.  This should provide the necessary indirect heating and get those electrons flowing.    His second ingenious idea is to remove the laser unit from an old CD player,  attach it to the side of the glass envelope and focus the beam on the valve cathode.  Apply a few volts to the laser and off you go. Brilliant.   Who said us Europeans were dumb?

Oh one more thing  I've found a knob for the DAC90.  At this rate it should be complete soon.

1949 Cossor U494 Melody Maker  (valve)
Here is a good original crack free Melody maker.  The earlier octal version this is,   personally I find them to be better all round than the later versions.  This one has a small hole wearing in the speaker cloth,  other than this and a few paint chips on the dial (painted surround, not an insert as in the later sets) which can easily be sprayed up there is nothing else to report here.  Will make a really good little Bakelite radio.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  internal frame aerial with sockets. 
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimensions  -  16" wide, 10" high, 8" deep
Price  £45   (£110 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed

C1950 KB ER10   (valve)
KB made some odd looking stuff.  Upside down chassis and toasters.   This one is pretty conventional though apart from the chassis being above the speaker magnet.  It in good original condition,  needing an application of scratch polish and a bit of elbow work to make it look A1.  Painted chassis always look good! 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  simple external aerial required
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimensions  -  18" wide, 14" high, 6" deep
Price  £35   (£95 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed

1947 Bush AC81
The cabinet on this items has clearly been refinished at some point.   Whoever did it made a reasonable job,  the front panel especially so.  The rest of it's trim is completely original and I think this will be a really easy project for someone to complete.  All the larger Bush AC series of radios sound very well indeed when correctly aligned.  If it whistles, check the EF39.  They always seem to be going wrong.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  simple external aerial required
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy
Dimensions  -  20" wide, 13" high, 11" deep
Price  £35   (£95 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed

C1949 Murphy 188C  (Valve)
This item is for collection only.  It would be too large packed up to send using our usual carrier service.   We might be able to help with delivery as long as you are not too many miles away.  This is one of the best Murphy baffle consoles that was made by the company,   and this example is in really good order.  It's completely original and still working  -  although like most 50 year old radios changing some of the waxy caps will make a huge difference.   Being one of the earlier baffles it has a twin chassis set up.  The radio part is in the top section,  beneath the tuning dial and magic eye.  The amp is down in the bottom of the cabinet,  which uses a pair of Pen45's in push pull configuration.  If you have room for a floor standing radio  -  in real terms they don't take up great amounts in the corner of a room,  then I would recommend something Murphy just like this.  They don't get much better,  you get a lot of radio (and wood!) for your money.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  moderate
Price  £60   (£175  overhauled)  To be collected only.

1954 Bush DAC70   (Valve)
This one is no exception to the DAC70 problem list.  The dial is bit warped at the back,  but you could make a replacement with the new DAC70 dial scan on the dials page (make it out of acetate sheet and off you go !) and the wave change switch feels a bit sloppy.  We use the rotary switch that's for sale in Maplins for either the DAC70 or 90A  -  they just fit with a bit of persuasion.  The Bakelite cabinet is fine and free from scratches.  Going cheap 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal
Restoration 1.5  - intermediate
Price  £20  (£70 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  10 Kg

C1950 Philips 414A    (Valve)
Another Philips radio for the offering.  This chassis is common to several other cabinet designs  and from my experience and comments from other customers they go very well indeed.  Even the capacitors usually are OK  (unless the set has been exposed to high humidity).   This one hasn't,  there is no rust and better still it's not been messed with.  Completely original inside and out with no damage, cracks or marks to report.  Will make a really excellent Bakelite radio.  AC power supply. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /SW
Antenna -  external aerial required.
Restoration Difficulty   1.5 moderate
Dimension 18" wide, 11" high, 7" deep.
Price  £40    (£100  overhauled)  Shipping Weight  12 Kg packed

1946 Ultra T401  (valve)
I do like these little things.  First of all if you want a restored one take a look at the other web page.   A year or so after WWII ended the British radio industry was booming,  and back into full domestic production.  Ultra were among the first to produce a really compact set that was intended to be a 'second' receiver  -   maybe to have upstairs in the house.  They did squeeze a lot into the Bakelite cabinet too,  including a full mains power supply.  This example is crack free,  and the Bakelite case is superb.  They came in many colours and schemes, this one being the gold painted variety  -  you might want to touch up or re-spray this and the knob tops.    There is a little bit of light corrosion on the top of the chassis,  nothing drastic that is going to cause any problems.  The tuning drive needs to be re-stringed.   I'm told by the person this came from that it is still working in it's present state !   Highly recommended. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external wire required
Restoration Difficulty   1.5  -  easy enough !
Dimension 12" wide, 8" high, 6" deep.
Price  £58  (£100  overhauled)  Shipping Weight  10 Kg packed

1969 Fidelity RAD15  (transistor)
A while ago I received an amusing phone call from a customer wanting to know why I only seemed to get Hacker and Roberts transistor radios in.  I answered "well they are the only ones that don't fall to bits"   Now of cause I do get quite a lot of other makes in,  and they do appear here from time to time.  So I've made an effort to find a few other trannies for a change.  Now Fidelity in the 70's made some real junk,  and then tried to make it look expensive.   This set was one of the last of the better things to come from them,  it's a bit grubby but under the muck is a nice little radio trying to escape.   It's got VHF coverage too,  which is a bonus and makes it worth owning.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM
Batteries  - 1 of PP9 9V
Antenna -  internal with sockets.
Restoration 1  - easy 
Price  £14  (£35 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  3 Kg

C1968 ?? Sony 7F-74L  (transistor)
Dating old Japanese stuff is not one of my talents,  so if I'm way out then accept apologies now.  Whatever it's age,  it has survived well,  and having SW and VHF coverage too,  it should have plenty of play value.  All the bits including the chrome stuff is OK,  it needs a bit of a clean up.  The early Japanese radios that put the British manufacturers out of business are starting to be more collectable now,  you  won't find one in my collection though.  Different ?
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM / SW
Batteries  - 3  D cells (1.5V)
Antenna -  internal with sockets.
Restoration 1.5 moderate  (no service info available from me)
Price  £12  (£call  overhauled)           Shipping Weight  3 Kg

c1970 Bush TR182  (transistor)
A pretty fragile Bush radio,  this one needs the plastic chrome bits re-spaying to make it presentable.  The rest of it's are not too bad and should polish up ok.  No damage to mention.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal with sockets.
Restoration 1  - easy
Batteries  1 of PP7 9V
Dimensions 9" wide, 6" high, 3" deep
Price  £10  (£35  overhauled)           Shipping Weight  3 Kg

C1950 Ferranti 505   (valve)
Excellent painted Bakelite case and it works after a fashion.  What else could you want ?  Finish it off and you'll have a pretty little midget to dust.  There is no damage to report with this set,  everything is there,  it does look like some work has been done electrically.   Not a common radio,  this is the first good one I've seen this year. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal
Restoration Difficulty  1.5 intermediate
Dimensions  12" wide, 8" high, 7" deep
Price  £50   (£95  overhauled)  Shipping Weight 8 Kg packed

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C1949 Bush DAC12  (valve)
It's a big,  it's wood and it's a Bush !  What's better still is that it's all nice and original.  There are some light marks on the top to polish out (Rustins to the rescue), the veneer however is good,  which makes a change as these wooden Bush radios often fall to bits.  The glue (boiled bones I guess) often fails.  None of that here though.  As well as the usual LW and MW you also get a band spread 19M short wave to twiddle,  and a load of presets should you wish to use them.  The Bush logo badge on the top is still in one piece.  Looking at the chassis as you can see it's not been messed with  and is the usual late 40's Bush series heater effort  -  a "piece of cake" to work on.  The clever people worked out that they could use the standard E3 6.3V valves together with a CL33 and CY31 rectifier to make the volts up,  and then use the same chassis layout for either this AC/DC version or the AC version (the PB12) with the addition of a mains transformer.  Good stuff for a winter project,  make some room  - you'll need it ! 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW /SW 19M
Antenna -  internal frame with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1  -  easy   (no service info though)
Dimension 21" wide, 18" high, 10" deep.
Price  £30   (£90  overhauled)  Shipping Weight  16 Kg packed

C1960 Philips (valve)
Cheap and cheerful,  with little legs too.  Original inside and out,  no damage or marks to report.  AC/DC chassis using the UL84 series of valves.  Not sure of the model number as the tag is missing from the back.  Philips VHF heads seldom give too many problems so this could again be a good one for a starter to valves.   
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna - internal with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  -  moderate
Dimensions 18" wide, 9" high, 7" deep 
Price £15  (£75  overhauled)  Shipping packed 9 Kg
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1959 Ferguson 621u  (valve)
Another Fergy ?  Well we do have quite a few at the moment.  Of all the 621 colour schemes out there,  this has to be the prettiest,  in silver grey with brass trim.  It does need the  paint  touching up,  and I guess the electronics will need a little attention   -  you'll end up with a really attractive and useful set that should be acceptable to all!  PCB's and all the usual things for a late 50's radio.  Nice set,  wish I had more room. 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / VHF FM
Antenna - internal with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  -  moderate
Dimensions 16" wide, 11" high, 9" deep 
Price £28  (£80  overhauled)  Shipping packed 9 Kg
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1963 Ekco U428  (valve)
Definitely 1960's styling on this Ekco  (little legs and all).  It's survived well apart from a small piece of veneer missing from one of the bottom back corners.  No other damage to mention,  and it's untouched inside the cabinet.  It's the  usual AC/DC sort of affair which should not prove too difficult to sort out. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / VHF FM
Antenna -  internals with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty  1.5-- intermediate
Dimensions  21" wide, 12" high, 6" deep 
Price  £18  (£70 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  12Kg
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1950 HMV 1121  (valve)   
Recently we seem to have had quite a few 1121's through the workshop  -  mainly being customer repairs.  They all worked well in the end. Most of them were suffering from open circuit screen grid ht resistors and alike.  They all seem to suffer also from loose dial printing.  This one is not bad at all,  there are only a few letters missing from the dial,  which is good for a radio that has it's screen printing exposed to the elements.  As you can see the front needs a re-polish,  but it's not as bad as it looks in the pictures,  the flash does not do it justice.   French polish would be the best thing to use.   Original condition inside and out.  The HMV logo on the top of the cabinet is complete and undamaged.  Flywheel tuning and AC power supply.

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / 2 SW bands
Antenna -  external aerial required.
Restoration Difficulty  1.5  intermediate. 
Dimensions  18" wide, 12" high, 6" deep
Price  £25 (£110  overhauled)           Shipping Weight  12Kg packed
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1950 Philips 411A  (valve)
Well it needs the odd dab of glue here and there to fix a bit of loose veneer,  and when that's dry a polish will make a big difference.  In the box everything is dusty and original looking.  One of the knobs on the front is not the original.  It's a very near match though and you need to look hard to spot it.  The tuning drive cord is a bit of a work of art on this chassis,  so you'll be pleased to know that it's still in one piece.  Trust me,  it does cut down on the obscenities!   This chassis is fitted in quite a few Philips and Stella radios from around this time,  they seldom give too many problems to sort out.   
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW / SW
Antenna -  external aerial required.
Restoration Difficulty   1  - easy
Dimensions  18" wide, 13" high, 8" deep
Price £25 (£85 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  10 Kg
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C1958 Ferranti A1016   (valve)
The cabinet on this Ferranti is shiny, but the lacquer has started to craze.   They obviously wanted to get the most out of the new VHF FM broadcasts,  and spent a bit of time thinking about the audio stages.  It makes a change to see a twin speaker set up.  Other than the lacquer cracks there is little else to report,  everything else is just as we like it,  original. 

Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW  /VHF FM
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty  2  - moderate
I forgot to measure it !  It's your average sized table top affair.
Price  £25 (£85 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  11 Kg
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1948 HMV 1356   (valve)
This is a little radio by HMV standards.  It has a painted Bakelite front set onto a wooden cabinet.  All the raw material is there,  but to get the best looks out of it you will need to give the painted bits a re-spay and the wooden sides a thorough polish.  The thing that lets this one down is that the tuning dial has suffered somewhat,  and some of the station names have dropped off the glass.  However the frequency scales are still perfect,  with a bit of ingenuity you might be able to do some thing with it.   If not leave it alone and enjoy the rest of this radio.    The chassis is in A1 condition. 
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty  1.5   - straightforward enough
Dimensions  14" wide, 11" high,  7" deep
Price  £24   (£85 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  9 Kg
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C1952 Stella ST102A  (valve)
By the 50's Stella had been taken over by Philips,  and their  radios were just standard Philips chassis,  usually in a different styled cabinet.  This one is a 1950 Philips 310A in a different shaped box.  Well I've got a 310A and it's a cracking little radio,  so I expect this one to go just as well.  It's all nice and original,  there is no damage and we'll throw the cobwebs in for free.  Talking of spiders,  one of my relatives at the weekend was bitten by a spider in the woods here in Yorkshire,  a day later he ended up in hospital,  with venom lines running up his arm.  Now I didn't think we had 8 legs critters here that could even break human skin,  so beware ! 
Frequency Coverage :- MW / LW / SW
Antenna - internal with sockets.
Restoration Difficulty  1  -  easy
Dimensions 16" wide, 10" high, 7" deep 
Price £30   (£80  overhauled)  Shipping packed 10 Kg
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C1957 Ferranti U1015  (Valve)
Cheap and cheerful radio fun in this ivory painted bakelite cabinet.  It has some little chips in the paint finish as you might expect,  but overall the condition is not bad.  Being an AC/DC set it must run a little bit warm as over the years it's got the common problem,  that is that the back panel has a hole around the area of the dropper resistor.  Better ventilation ?  Keep those fingers out !  Inside the box it's all pretty original,  the rectifier looks to be gassy,  I'll include another UY85 with the set.
Frequency Coverage :- LW / MW
Antenna -  internal with sockets
Restoration Difficulty   1  - easy
Dimensions  13" wide, 9" high, 6" deep
Price  £20    (£65 overhauled)  Shipping Weight  8 Kg
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C1958 Ekco U354  (valve)
The little acrylic VHF mono band radio returns.  Apart from a small hole in the back panel around the mains dropper resistor there is no other damage or "modifications" to report.  I've found this chassis to be rather well designed, the layout makes sense for a change which makes working on it a pleasure.   Now some of the little Murphy VHF's are…  Could be a good one for a beginner to VHF, expect good results when you get it sorted. 
Frequency Coverage :- VHF FM only
Antenna -  internal with sockets (recommended external dipole etc)
Restoration 1.5  - intermediate
Price  £22  (£75 overhauled)           Shipping Weight  7 Kg
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