Revamped Bush Transistor


All the way back to the swinging sixties with the latest in our current phase for Vintage Transistor Radios. Up for grabs, a 1960 TR91 made by Bush.

This Bush Transistor Radio was looking worse for wear.  Although the front of the radio still looked good, the rest of the outer casing had badly discoloured and looked a rather grotty nicotine yellow.  The front was scrubbed and polished and the back is now a shiny black.  We used a contrasting colour rather than to try to match the front and back.

The simple styling and splash of blue makes for a good looking set and its now fully restored and modified so that you can use it with your iPhone or mp3 player.

Back in 1960, the first episode of Coronation Street was shown on the television in grainy black and white, Roy Orbison was singing “Only the Lonely”  and Proctor and Gamble launched their new Fairy washing up liquid.  Their latest slightly irritating advert cleverly marks the passing of time with different radios.  They should have focused less on the mother and daughter and more on the radios and produced a far superior advert in my book.

Fairy Liquid Advert



  1. macingosh · July 19, 2013

    So beautiful.

  2. waynesradios · July 19, 2013

    Thank you. It wasn’t when we first got it onto the workbench but the transformation makes it all worthwhile.

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