GEC 1930s Vintage Valve Radio

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Another vintage valve radio that once only looked fit for the skip but fortunately the metalwork saved it.   Made in 1935 by GEC, it has a medium-sized dark wood and chrome cabinet.  It’s a great upright radio with really simple and elegant styling.

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The metal surround was originally completely black, we cleaned a bit and then just couldn’t stop, to our amazement we were able to reveal a great shiny metal finish.  The distressed and wormy cabinet was then transformed, the electronics repaired and made safe and another radio lives to make music again.

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Looking good at nearly eighty years old after a complete overhaul and restoration.

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2 comments

  1. MasonBentley · June 20, 2013

    It’s amazing..such a transformation! x

  2. rubyfoot · October 16, 2013

    What a dignified looking radio

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