Restorations
Radiogram Restorations

Blaupunkt

This is the best of the “Cocktail Cabinet” radiograms ever produced. Dating around 1956-1960, these sets were very popular with the West Indian community and other people with taste. These radiograms produced very rich bass, using a cleaver positive and negative feedback arrangement around the output transformer. Listening to Ska, Rock Steady and Prince Buster

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Radiogram Restorations

McMurdo 15-17

This is the Rolls Royce of the 1930s radiogram era. McMurdo was an American company and sets were made in the UK under licence by the British McMurdo Radio Company. The set had more valves than you could shake a stick at. HF amplification and BFO for the 3 short wave bands made the set

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Wireless Restorations

Ferguson

Ferguson was an American company, becming adopted in the UK and was responsible for providing the mass consumer market with budget radios, TVs, and radiograms. Ultimately being taken over by Thorn, Ferguson specialised is making sets with gold and silver trim which appealed to those living on the East side of large towns. This set

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Wireless Restorations

Grundig

Well, after losing the war, I suppose the Germans had to gain credibility somehow. One way was to make good quality sets such as this. The design was fairly standard, along the lines of Philips, Mullard etc. However, good I.F. transformers seemed to enable these sets to be very selective and sensitive. Similar to Blaupunkt

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Wireless Restorations

Philips

Always a soft spot is the Philips. This set, with a lovely deco style cabinet, so popular with the more discerning second hand car dealers, had a good quality radio section and powerful output stage. This fed a permenant magnet large speaker which had a bakelite HF cone section for the high notes. MonoKnob was

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Wireless Restorations

Philips 60s

This was a popular style of set in the 1960s. Piano key operation was in vogue for wave changes and on-off functions. These sets had two speakers mounted each end of the case and gave a “wide” feeling to the sound. All good sets had a magic eye. This made tuning the set into a

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