Vintage Farmyard Radio


Stage One, the spiders have been evicted, the cabinet has been cleaned, sanded and had two coats of undercoat.


Stage Two, we finally agreed on a colour.  Bakelite Cossor Melody Makers are close to our hearts.  Back in the eighties, a Melody Maker was the first of our vintage valve radios bought from an antique shop in Gwydir Street in Cambridge.  Who would have imagined that all these years later we would be sharing our love of vintage radios and renovating and restoring them.



  1. letouzel · May 20, 2013

    wonderful job and the colour is marvellous! Love it…

    • waynesradios · May 20, 2013

      Thanks. We were pleased. We’re quite inspired now to do experiment with different colours. We only upcycle the radios with damaged cases. I can’t bare to see anything useful thrown away.

  2. macingosh · May 22, 2013

    You did a great job. Looks just perfect.

    • waynesradios · May 23, 2013

      Thank you. We’re very pleased with the final result. Just shows you shouldn’t give up.

  3. antique tube radios · June 13, 2013

    Any suggestions on getting the scratches out of a chrome chassis?

    • waynesradios · June 14, 2013

      Have you tried T-Cut Metal Polish?

      “T-Cut Original Metal Polish cleans, restores and polishes chrome, brass, stainless steel, nickel copper, aluminium, alloy and many other metals. It will cut through any surface corrosion and oxidisation to restore a brilliant shine and lustre, even if the metal hasn’t been cleaned for years!

      Available in 100g tubes T-Cut Original Metal Polish will also protect against tarnishing and discolouration and is suitable for all manner of applications including automotive, motorcycles, marine, sports & leisure, domestic appliances and general home use”.

      We don’t have shares in T Cut, but we should!

      You have an amazing collection. Where do you store them all!

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