1940s Philips

1947 Philips 462A

Let me introduce a large brown bakelite valve radio with gold trim made by Philips in 1947. This remarkable radio has very interesting styling with shaped bars on the front and an unusual free-standing dial glass which perches proudly on the top. For obvious reasons, most of these radios are now minus the glass and this wasn’t a design that endured.

Although a great looking radio, it was a complete pain to photograph on such a gloomy day. No worries though, this is another commission for Bluetooth conversion and its owner already loves it. Job done.😁

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Going Dutch

We were recently asked to source a radiogram for a customer, after seeing and hearing one of our previous restorations whilst on holiday in Brittany at La Chaumine.

The result was this beautiful Bush RG46 radiogram from 1954.  With a fully restored radio, brand new record deck, aux input for mp3 or bluetooth and personally delivered to its new home in Alkmaar, Holland.

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Definitely the best Wayne’s Radio roadtrip so far.   It included night ferry from Harwich, tour of the beautiful town of Alkmaar, educational visit to the cheese museum, slice of Apple Cake, a fabulous lunch, climb up a working windmill, several cups of coffee and an assortment of traditional biscuits.   All this was courtesy of a generous chunk of Dutch hospitality from the radiogram’s new owners.  We ended the trip with a large glass of wine and a well earned rest on the night ferry home.  A job well done.
As for Alkmaar, definitely go visit, it’s worth the trip.
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