+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 3 of 3
General Chat Thread, Anyone here into vintage radio? in General; Strange one to ask, I know... I've come into posession of an old wooden cased radio...3 bakelite knobs, 6 valves, ...
  1. #1
    Sirbendy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    2,298
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 203 Times in 154 Posts
    Rep Power
    110

    Anyone here into vintage radio?

    Strange one to ask, I know...

    I've come into posession of an old wooden cased radio...3 bakelite knobs, 6 valves, cloth speaker, seen the world a bit it's fair to say...

    We've been doing a house clearance of my nans..and as such I now have some excellent 60+ year old wood furniture, a wooden rocking chair of the same age in need of reupholstering, and this...

    It was my grandads, not been run in..a good 20 years. I popped in a fuse, powered it up while stood with a fire extinguisher and waited...

    it crackled..hissed, crackled, hissed..louder and louder..tried the frequency knob, no stations..tuner round and round, nothing...then all of a sudden it went silent.

    All the valves are glowing merrily, no sound output. Sigh..so now I'm trying to find any source of help and info I can for it. I know it's a GM Electric "Strad", yet all I can find is info on their 40's bakelite models etc, but nothing wooden cased and "war era" or just after..

    Anyone out there got any ideas as to a good place to start looking for help and advice? I'd quite like to get it running again for the retro factor, plus I think it gives a much more mellow sound than "modern" radios..it'd look quite nice in the living room...
    Last edited by Sirbendy; 2nd December 2008 at 02:25 PM.

  2. #2
    nawbus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
    Posts
    186
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    21
    I had my old Bush DAC 90 valve radio repaired by this company who are near Chester. They did a good job, it still works and wasn't excessively expensive.
    Not sure if they still do repairs, but worth dropping them a line.
    Or try the Vintage Amp Doctor.
    Last edited by nawbus; 2nd December 2008 at 02:45 PM. Reason: Found another link

  3. #3
    brookesandrew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Coventry
    Posts
    55
    Thank Post
    8
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    This might be a good place to start:

    British Vintage Wireless Society British Vintage Wireless Society

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Anyone else listen to radio one?
    By rolfea in forum General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2nd December 2008, 01:22 PM
  2. Radio City 96.7
    By GPJ_Liverpool in forum IT News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th November 2008, 06:19 PM
  3. Internet Radio
    By Hightower in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 20th October 2008, 08:20 PM
  4. School Radio
    By ICTNUT in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 8th November 2007, 04:27 PM
  5. Radio Anywhere
    By MK-2 in forum Windows
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12th June 2007, 11:22 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •