A Right Royal Regentone Rescue

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Vintage Regentone valve radio from 1953 looking a little tired and emotional.  It’s not a good photograph but let me tell you, it really wasn’t a stunner to start with, just woodwormy and weather-beaten.P1070011

Cleared out, stripped back, cleaned up and undercoated gives us enough time to decide what to do with it next and we came up with ORANGE.  The colour of summer and bang on trend for both the fifties and now.

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The tuning dial was in perfect condition, just a little grubby so we cleaned and polished.

P1070055The speaker grille was originally a grungy colour similar to the wooden cabinet but we fancied going a little more modern and picked out the colour of the trim and the knobs instead.

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You can now get a good idea of how it’s looking back together.P1070061

All we need to complete the restoration is the most important bit.

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Someone to make sense of the insides and we know a man who can.

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5 comments

  1. geigerphotos · July 11, 2013

    that is a awesome collection of radios which you got there

    • waynesradios · July 12, 2013

      Thank you very much. We took on a collection of nearly two hundred radios in various states of disrepair and gradually working our way through them.

      • geigerphotos · July 15, 2013

        you’re doing a wonderful job so far! keep on going…

  2. Debbie · July 14, 2013

    This orange one is especially gorgeous.

    • waynesradios · July 15, 2013

      Thank you. It was a bit of a leap of faith, but we were very pleased with the result. Now, what colour for the second one?

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